Energy-Efficient Construction

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Building Well in the 21st Century: A Review of Pretty Good House

David Gerstel examines the tour de force building book by Dan Kolbert, Emily... More

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A Builder’s Guide to Carbon-Neutral Building Practices

How to reduce the embodied carbon used to build a house, which can equal the CO₂... More

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Building a Resilient Farmhouse

In the wake of Texas power failures, one builder moves away from electrification... More

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Air-Sealing Framing

Bad things can happen if complex roofing, ganged framing, and marriage walls... More

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Understanding Dew Point

Dew point is a temperature, not a place, time, or event. More

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Can you heat a home with a tankless unit?

The promising combination of hydronic forced-air heating and propane tankless... More

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Threshold Technologies Minimize Callbacks on Entry Door Installations

Learn about three options for high-performance thresholds. More

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Air-Sealing Code Update

The 2021 model energy code is being hailed as the most significant change in... More

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A Practical Solar Home for a Cold Climate

A student team from the University of Colorado won the 2020 Solar Decathlon Build... More

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