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Working around existing attic insulation to seal air leaks may be more cost-effective than removing and replacing it
Instead of excavating to below the frostline, insulate below the edge of the slab and out from the building
Chris Corson is working on another Passive House — this time, with a more ample budget, and a more complex design.
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This economical material both air-seals and insulates
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