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Other stories by Allison Bailes

  • Commissioning a Ventilation System

    Commissioning is not a word we hear much in residential construction, but it's a critical step in bringing any ventilation system on line.

  • Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy

    An update on current standards and how to meet them

  • Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy

    Part 2 of Allison Bailes series on current ventilation standards and how best to meet them.

  • Clearing the Air

    Making sense of current residential ventilation standards

  • Venting the Crawlspace

    Most crawlspaces are vented to the outdoors, but encapsulating the crawlspace has gained favor among builders of green and energy-efficient homes. But what do you do about the air down there?

  • Top 10 Building Science Secrets

    Overall, the state of the construction industry is improving. Many builders and remodelers are learning, either out of interest or coercion, about building science and how to apply it. Here are 10 secrets that will keep you ahead of the game.