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More stories about Insulation

  • Building a Simple Passive House

    In September 2009 I completed a deep energy retrofit on a small house in Point Reyes Station, Calif., some 50 miles north of San Francisco.

  • Hydronic Heating for Low-Load Houses

    With the right hardware and layout, hot-water heating saves energy and makes ideal use of the sun.

  • An Energy Retrofit in Stages

    I'm a building energy consultant in central Wisconsin. I recently had a chance to perform a major energy retrofit on a modest ranch-style house just south of Lacrosse, Wis.

  • Innovative Products 2011

    A sampling of the tools and materials on exhibit at JLC Live in Providence, R.I.

  • Permanent Wood Foundations

    Pressure-treated wood foundations (also known as permanent wood foundations, or PWFs) have been around at least since the 1940s, and my own experience with them dates back 20 years or so.

  • Tightening A House Shell From The Outside

    Our construction company recently completed a major remodel and energy retrofit of a split-level home in northern Vermont.

  • Insulating With Exterior Spray Foam

    Closed-cell foam acts as air-sealing, insulation, and secondary drainage plane in this unique home.

  • Project Profile An Energy Makeover in Maine

  • JLC Report

    Big builders push for energy-efficiency initiative; remodeling shows signs of rebound; San Francisco battles sewer sludge; more

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    Are LEDs ready for the illumination of art objects?