Energy-Efficient Construction

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Sealing Framing to Foundation

Matt applies Prosoco's R-Guard fluid-applied flashing to the joint between the foundation and the framing. More

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Framing Tip: Super Sill Sealer

Matt Risinger discusses the importance of air-sealing at the framing stage, and shows and alternative to ordinary foam sill seal. More

Attaching a Deck to a Superinsulated Fat Wall
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Attaching a Deck to a Superinsulated Fat Wall

Specialized standoff hardware helps maintain an airtight envelope More

Fixing the Bonus Room
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Fixing the Bonus Room

A room over the garage shouldn’t always be a warranty issue More

Bring Ventilation Ductwork Inside Conditioned Space
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Bring Ventilation Ductwork Inside Conditioned Space

This one should be obvious to avoid condensation build-up (and ice in winter) in... More

BioPCM: Smart Thermal Mass Using Phase Change Material
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BioPCM: Smart Thermal Mass Using Phase Change Material

Small pockets of waxy material with a controlled melting point passively store and... More

The Energy Crises of the 70s
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The Energy Crises of the 70s

History 101: Rembering the springboard for the U.S. environmental movement and... More

Substituting Solar Panels for Insulation in the Energy Code
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Substituting Solar Panels for Insulation in the Energy Code

The ERI path allows buildings to comply with the energy code in a completely... More

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