Cost-Effective Design

Electric Water Heating for a Low-Load Home
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Electric Water Heating for a Low-Load Home

Installing an electric tankless water heater proves to be cost-effective and... More

Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy
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Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy

An update on current standards and how to meet them More

A Passive House Consultant's Toolkit
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A Passive House Consultant's Toolkit

In addition to the training, here are the tools you'll need to design a Passive... More

Building a Passive House for the First Time
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Building a Passive House for the First Time

Builder Farley Pedler delves into high-efficiency Passive House construction by... More

Cost-Saving Insulated Foundations
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Cost-Saving Insulated Foundations

Reduced excavation and forming time make ICFs a cost-effective way to build a... More

An Efficient Box Truck Build-Out
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An Efficient Box Truck Build-Out

An organized work vehicle can save you a ton of time and effort, and it might even... More

Building Above-Code Walls - Norwich, Vermont Single-Family Home
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Building Above-Code Walls - Norwich, Vermont Single-Family Home

Our challenge was to realize the owners distinctive artistic vision for their home... More

Building Above-Code Walls - "Avalon" a Connecticut Farmhouse
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Building Above-Code Walls - "Avalon" a Connecticut Farmhouse

Our wall example is part of a zero-energy single-family house built for the tenant... More

Building Above-Code Walls - Belfast, Maine, Cohousing Units
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Building Above-Code Walls - Belfast, Maine, Cohousing Units

Four design/build teams solve the puzzle of high-performance wall construction—in... More

Building Above-Code Walls
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Building Above-Code Walls

Four design/build teams solve the puzzle of high-performance wall construction—in... More

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