Cost-Effective Design

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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

Outdoor Bonus Room

A four-car garage offers plenty of square footage for a roof-top deck More

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A Passive House Consultant's Toolkit

The tools needed to design a Passive House aren't difficult to master and were... More

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Building a Passive House for the First Time

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

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Cost-Saving Insulated Foundations

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

Stone Paver Deck

Manufactured stone pavers are a durable, cost-effective alternative to wood and... More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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