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More stories about High-Performance Building

  • A Builder's Guide to Energy Codes

    A close look at current energy codes - and where they're headed.

  • Process Makes Perfect

    High-performance design creates healthy environments for high-performance learning.

  • Daylighting for the 21st Century

    daylighting is one of the oldest and most treasured aspects of architectural design. Perhaps its history is why designers treat it more like fine art than building technology. In the title of his quintessential book, legendary lighting designer and educator William Lam describes daylight in...

  • Letters

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  • New Tools for 2002

    From the aisles of the National Hardware Show, these pro-duty tools may answer the needs of your production team.

  • Designing & Testing Forced-Air Systems

    Here are steps you can take to ensure proper sizing and installation of air-conditioning and forced-air heating. Included is a list of detailed specifications that will guarantee state-of-the-art performance.

  • Exterior Soundproofing That Works

    These details, used in soundproofing programs near the nation’s airports, do a good job of keeping exterior noise out.

  • Green Building For Profit

    These builders switched from commercial construction to environmentally responsible residential building — and they’ve learned how to make money at it.

  • Fine-Tuning Forced-Hot Air

    A heating contractor details how to upgrade from a typical bare-bones heating system to one that delivers comfort and customer satisfaction.

  • Resources

    Read up on construction-quality standards