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More stories about Post-Occupancy Performance

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    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.

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  • Resources

    Green building guides

  • Resources

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  • Choosing Collated Nails

    Cheap generic nails seem like a bargain up front, but you may pay the price later in jams and misfires. This article explains how to make an intelligent choice in generic nails, and looks at the many new collated specialty nails on the market.

  • Best-Practice Energy Upgrades

    Here are five cost-effective ways to cut energy costs in new construction and remodels.

  • Notebook

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