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More stories about High-Performance Building

  • Choosing Energy-Efficient Windows

    Whether you’re trying to eliminate condensation in cold weather or solar gain in hot weather, or both, there’s a window that fits the bill. An energy expert makes sense out of the variety of glass coatings, edge spacers, and frame materials, and helps you choose the right window for your climate.

  • Choosing High-Performance Caulks

    Confused by the competing claims of manufacturers? Here’s a guide to help you select the right caulk for tough jobs.

  • Notebook

    Making the most of the construction boom, new joist bracing system, lumber price update, local codes limited in Florida

  • Letters

    Implied warranties, utility defends energy program

  • Notebook

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  • Energy-Efficient Cathedral Ceilings

    It’s difficult to achieve a high R-value in a cathedral ceiling while preserving adequate roof ventilation. Here are four options for packing more insulation into the rafters, by an energy-conscious builder who has tried them all.

  • Building With Style: Is Manufactured Housing in Your Future?

    Sprucing up factory-built house designs

  • Innovative Pneumatic Fasteners

    As the popularity of pneumatic nail guns increases, so does the range of fasteners. The Journal examines the newest materials and designs.

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    Hot new energy design software

  • Roof Tile Fasteners for High-Wind Regions

    When it comes to securing roof tiles, minimum code recommendations may not be good enough. A seasoned roofing contractor discusses the right and wrong ways to install roof tiles in high-wind and seismically active areas.