Alex Wilson

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Coastal Building Resources

Daunting as the coastal climate can be, the home-building industry has the... More

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Resources

Green building guides More

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Q&A: Health Effects of Foam

Q: We typically build energy-efficient houses with 1-inch foil-faced polyisocyanurate foam on the interior of our walls. But more than one customer has questioned us about the potential health effects of the foam. Their concerns seem to stem from the outgasing of chemicals, more than the potential for the foam to burn. Are such concerns founded? What possible chemical hazards are present, and is there any evidence that these chemicals outgas at any substantial levels? More

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Letters
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Protecting Trees During Site Work

In saving trees at a job site, it’s often what you can’t see that counts most — the roots. Here are the keys to success. More

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Letters

GUEST EDITORIAL: Green Building vs. Green Hype More

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Builder's Library: How Climate Affects Design
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Q&A: Vapor Barrier vs. Exterior Air Barrier

Q: Puzzled by conflicting energy advice? We asked our panel experts to help out by... More

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Ten Tough Energy Questions

Puzzled by conflicting energy advice? We asked our panel experts to help out by summarizing the latest thinking on a number of thorny issues. More

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Window Technology Update

Today’s high-tech windows offer more options than ever. We examine which features are worth the investment. More

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