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Best-Practice Energy Upgrades

Here are five cost-effective ways to cut energy costs in new construction and remodels. Read more

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Q&A: Wiring in Stress-Skin Panels

Q: How is wiring accommodated in a house built with stress-skin panels? Is it possible to rout a channel in the panel to retrofit a wire? Read more

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Foam Foundation Forms

Field reports show that this increasingly popular forming technique can work well if you take the time to learn the tricks. Read more

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Q&A: Do Radiant Barriers Work? Q&A: Do Radiant Barriers Work?

Q: Puzzled by conflicting energy advice? We asked our panel experts to help out by summarizing the latest thinking on a number of thorny issues. Read more

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Building With Structural Foam Panels

An in-depth look at the pros and cons of this energy-efficient alternative to wood frame construction. Read more

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