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  • Building Above-Code Walls - Norwich, Vermont Single-Family Home

    Our challenge was to realize the owners distinctive artistic vision for their home, along with their very ambitious energy-efficiency goals, while also working within the hard limits of the budget.

  • Building Above-Code Walls

    Four design/build teams solve the puzzle of high-performance wall construction—in four different ways.

  • Building Better Eaves

    Roof overhangs can be finished in a number of materials and constructed in a wide variety of different ways. Here's what you need to know to construct eaves that will survive the test of time.

  • Thermal Imaging With a Blower Door

    Though it's impossible to seal every hole in an existing building to prevent air leaks, here's a procedure you can use to identify the worst leaks in order to tighten the home as cost-effectively as possible.

  • Siding Guide

    LineBacker Siding Insulation provides a thermal break and its parallel ridges serve as guides for the installation of horizontal siding planks.

  • Rigid Rock Wool

    Designed for use as exterior continuous insulation in rainscreen wall systems, Comfortboard CIS repels water but is breathable enough to allow outward wall drying.

  • Best Practices: Continuous Exterior Insulation

    A guide to selecting and installing rigid foam on walls.

  • Venting the Crawlspace

    Most crawlspaces are vented to the outdoors, but encapsulating the crawlspace has gained favor among builders of green and energy-efficient homes. But what do you do about the air down there?

  • Insulation Code Change

    How the new insulation codes affect a house using spray foam

  • Recessed Can Covers

    The Tenmat FF130E insulation protection cover keeps insulation away from recessed light fixtures