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  • Getting Started in Infrared Thermography

    During the late 1970s and early 1980s, I supervised residential insulation projects in central Vermont while working with a couple of regional agencies.

  • Tightening A House Shell From The Outside

    Our construction company recently completed a major remodel and energy retrofit of a split-level home in northern Vermont.

  • Net Zero House for a Cold Climate

    An architect shares his plan and process for building a northern Vermont house that produces as much energy as it consumes.

  • Vermont Housing Needs Report Released

    Even with modest population growth projections, Vermont will likely need about 5,000 new rental units and 8,000 ownership homes to be built by 2014, according to a new analysis by the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA). This would require doubling the

  • Pop Quiz

    Sarah Carpenter has long been on the frontlines of delivering affordable housing in Vermont.


    BURLINGTON—Applicants for low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) in Vermont next year will have to meet tough new green design standards, according to the draft 2008 qualified allocation plan (QAP).

  • Letters

    Photos prove the point; flashing, not caulk; shimming jamb extensions; energy code follow-up

  • States offering gap financing

    Connecticut has committed to create 1,000 units of supportive housing by 2010 under its Next Step Initiative.

  • Ambitious revitalization effort to reinvent small Vermont city

    Winooski, Vt. — A 213-unit mixed-income rental development is at the heart of the new city center emerging in this depressed former mill town.

  • Q&A: Various Shallow Foundation for Flat Site

    Q. I have a client who wants me to build a 30x40-foot unheated barn-garage with a slab floor. The area where the building will sit is very flat, with no lower terrain nearby, so it's not feasible to build a typical 4-foot stem wall with a daylight drain. Frost depth is 48 inches around here...