Building an insulated wall to meet code is a no-brainer; the code book will tell you what to do. But if you're trying to surpass code and build, say, a Passive House or a zero-energy home, there's no simple road map.
In this article's four sections, JLC brings you real-world examples of high-performance wall systems, each designed and built by a different team, but all tailored to roughly the same New England climate. We asked each team to draw and describe its wall system's construction details, including the tie-in to the roof and foundation, and to...
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