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The Surprising Fact about Canada’s First LEED Platinum Home
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The Surprising Fact about Canada’s First LEED Platinum Home

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Wall Defender Keeps Weep Holes Clear in Masonry Walls
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Wall Defender Keeps Weep Holes Clear in Masonry Walls

The two-tiered material collects mortar droppings before they can clog weep holes More

Synthetic Stucco Without Failures
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Synthetic Stucco Without Failures

To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly. More

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November 2014 Letters

Emailing proposals; strapping ceilings; caulking fiber-cement joints More

The Green Police Break Down a Complete Wall System
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The Green Police Break Down a Complete Wall System

Michael Anschel and Carl Seville agree that wall systems are great. In this... More

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Adding an Insulated Envelope

An airtight "puff jacket" achieves near Passive House levels. More

Studying Moisture in Fat Walls
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Studying Moisture in Fat Walls

Comparing the performance of a cellulose-insulated double wall against the same... More

Bosch 30-inch Benchmark Convection Wall Oven
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Bosch 30-inch Benchmark Convection Wall Oven

The Benchmark convection wall oven includes optional side-opening doors, dampened... More

Working With Roxul Insulation
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Working With Roxul Insulation

Choosing insulation for a high-performance home in Northern Vermont requires... More

To Improve the Energy Performance of Walls, Look at Total R-Value
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To Improve the Energy Performance of Walls, Look at Total R-Value

Today’s builders are learning to mitigate thermal bridging by using alternative... More

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