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  • Mirage Square

    The Mirage Square wallwasher from Lucifer features a highly-polished internal kick reflector with a frosted lens, which eliminates scallops and hot spots. The 4-1/4-inch-square fixture features a 2-inch-square aperture, and provides for tuneable lighting effects. It can hold ultraviolet or...

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  • Efficiency Dos and Don'ts From an Energy Nerd

    With high fuel prices here to stay, now is the time to get it right.

  • Practical Passive Solar

    Extra insulation, smart window placement, and thermal mass add comfort and generate energy savings for this New England home.

  • Same Windows, Different Climates?

    Q. Same Windows, Different Climates? As a HERS rater working in north-central New England, I've noticed that the U-values of the windows that most builders are installing are quite good — below .35 — but they have low SHGC (solar heat-gain coefficient) values. While it seems that windows with...

  • Refinishing Faded Wood Floors

    Q. My 7-year-old hardwood floor needs to be refinished because the stain faded from the sun. I was hoping to restain it with a product that could withstand direct sunlight. Do you have any recommendations?

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  • Hurricane-Rated Windows

    Storm-resistant windows are now required by code all along the eastern seaboard. Here's an overview of how these beefed-up units work to keep storm pressures out of the structure.

  • Weatherstripping Existing Windows

    A California remodeler tells how he retrofits weatherstripping on existing wood windows for sound and thermal insulation.