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  • To Improve the Energy Performance of Walls, Look at Total R-Value

    Today’s builders are learning to mitigate thermal bridging by using alternative framing techniques, continuous exterior rigid foam products, or both.

  • The Ultimate Tool Factory Tour: Leatherman

    Tools of the Trade editor Dave Frane got an exclusive guided tour of the Leatherman factory in Portland, Ore., where they make the popular all-purpose multi-tools. Here's a link to Dave's multi-media slideshow and video report.

  • Damage From Roof Moss

    That green growth on your roof might be causing expensive damage to many parts of your home.

  • Ductless Heat Pumps

    These easily installed units offer flexible sizing and high efficiency at moderate cost.

  • One-on-One with Naomi Miller

    After having spent more than 30 years designing lighting projects, Naomi Miller is now approaching lighting from a different angle—that of technology development and application.

  • Smoking Ban Good for Business

    Most residents are happy with the ban on smoking imposed by Portland, Ore.-based Guardian Management, LLC.

  • DOE Publishes Report From Solid-State Lighting Market Introduction Workshop In Portland, Ore.

  • Portland Weathers Storm

    Portland, Ore.—Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) has placed a big bet on the Portland area, building new projects ranging from a 22-story high-rise at Alexan South Waterfront to 274 garden apartments at Miraval at Villebois and 188 rentals mixed with retail space at North Mississippi Apartments.

  • BEST MASTER-PLANNED/MIXED-USE PROJECT:New Neighborhood Rises in Portland

    PORTLAND, ORE.—New Columbia isn’t just a public housing development. It is a brand new neighborhood. 

  • Guardian Says No Smoking Allowed

    Guardian Management, a Portland, Ore.-based real estate investment and management firm, has adopted a no-smoking policy at about 8,000 market-rate and affordable housing units across the West.