If you're like me, you've never had time to organize the notebooks full of assorted information on energy-efficient design and construction you've accu-mulated over the years. And, even though you need the information published in Energy Design Update (EDU), the excellent newsletter edited by Ned Nisson, you may have also decided not to spring for the hefty subscription price. Nisson's EDU Residential Building Design & Construction Workbook is the answer to your dilemma. It pulls together an enormous amount of data and analysis, reprinted from EDU and other sources, and repudiates a number of energy conservation myths. Nisson begins with a synopsis of the characteristics and advantages of superinsulated construction. He discusses heat loss due to conduction, infiltration, and ventilation (or "controlled leakage") and explains exactly how to calculate heat