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  • Products

    Energy-efficient light fixture; stone and stucco rain screen; square shower drain; adhesive filler; plastic furring strips; more

  • Are LEDs Okay in Closets?

    A client wants to install LED light fixtures in his closets, but my local code inspector is hesitant to approve them. It seems to me that an LED fixture poses no more of a fire risk than a fluorescent light. What does the code say?

  • Can Dimmer Switches Save Energy?

    Q: We know that compact fluorescents deliver energy savings, but how about dimmer switches? The assumption is that homeowners will use them to turn down lights to save money — but do they actually save energy?

  • Products

    Noise-muffling floor underlayment; dramatic roof windows; natural-looking composite siding; manufactured moment frame; more

  • Letters

    Framing tip; trigger-happy carpenters; defense of recessed lights; broken compact fluorescents; more

  • Remodeling a Working Kitchen

    A simple reorganization of existing space and thoughtful material choices maximize efficiency and “green” appeal.

  • Kitchen & Bath

    Appliances, fixtures, and finishes

  • On The Circuit Boards

    It's taken until the last decade for LEDs to develop to the point where architects can exploit their technological and aesthetic advantages at a large scale.

  • Letters

    Photos prove the point; flashing, not caulk; shimming jamb extensions; energy code follow-up

  • Photography For Contractors

    Get publication-quality photos with a digital camera and expert lighting techniques.