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More stories about Post-Occupancy Performance

  • Working With Flexible Flashing

    Some contractors still don’t understand how to get the most out of these products. Here are some tips for installations that stand firm for the long haul.

  • Standardized Energy Retrofits

    Can we tell what an older house will need as an energy upgrade simply by identifying it's building type? Can these standardized energy improvements be applied without an audit? Just how effective can they be? These are a few of the questions that a few Building America research teams have been...

  • Buried and Encapsulated Ducts

    Encapsulating ducts with at least 1 1/2 inches of closed-cell spray foam substantially improves HVAC performance in all U.S. climate zones. Burying the encapsulated ducts in loose-fill attic insulation improves performance even more.

  • 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.

  • Building Information Modeling

    Building Information Modeling software (BIM) enables communication across the disciplines involved in the design and construction of building applications.

  • The University of Ontario Institute of Technology

    The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is so young that the number of its alumni just recently surpassed the size of its staff. Located in Oshawa, Ontario—less than an hour's drive northeast of Toronto—the new campus opened its doors in 2003.

  • Success With EIFS

    A team of EIFS investigators and consultants provides advice on the design, materials, and installation details that make for a durable job.

  • Designing & Testing Forced-Air Systems

    Here are steps you can take to ensure proper sizing and installation of air-conditioning and forced-air heating. Included is a list of detailed specifications that will guarantee state-of-the-art performance.

  • Exterior Soundproofing That Works

    These details, used in soundproofing programs near the nation’s airports, do a good job of keeping exterior noise out.

  • Letters

    Drywall codes; back-priming discussion; CAD for Macs; sizing I-joists for clear spans; safety reminder; more