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A Passive House Consultant's Toolkit

In addition to the training, here are the tools you'll need to design a Passive House.

Monitoring Home Performance

Certain home performance problems are hard to catch because you may not be at the house when they happen. Here are a few tips on how to keep tabs on condensation, temperature problems, and more.

Stucco Rainscreen – Delta Dry Stucco & Stone Review

How can we build a stucco assembly that will be just as durable and “safe” as a traditional siding house?

 
 
 

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Engineering

  • September 2014 Letters

    Contractor education requirements, bolts for attaching sills to foundations, energy-saving tips, sprinkler mandate

     
  • When is a 2x4 is not a 2x4?

    A California judge orders Lowe's to pay $1.6 million for having "unlawfully adverstised" 2x4s that aren't 2 inches by 4 inches. Turns out the suit may have had some teeth.

     
  • Strapping Ceilings(Subscriber content)

    Strapping serves many purposes both for framers, as well as for many of the subs who follow.

     
  • Norbord Onsite Mobile App

    A free app helps users troubleshoot OSB problems on the jobsite.

     

Performance Measurement

  • When is a 2x4 is not a 2x4?

    A California judge orders Lowe's to pay $1.6 million for having "unlawfully adverstised" 2x4s that aren't 2 inches by 4 inches. Turns out the suit may have had some teeth.

     
  • Monitoring Home Performance(Subscriber content)

    Certain home performance problems are hard to catch because you may not be at the house when they happen. Here are a few tips on how to keep tabs on condensation, temperature problems, and more.

     
  • Norbord Onsite Mobile App

    A free app helps users troubleshoot OSB problems on the jobsite.

     
  • Setting Kitchen Cabinets(Subscriber content)

    A guide to problem-free installation

     
 

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JLC Field Guide to Decking