Energy-Efficient Construction

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Fighting Climate Change With Straw Panels

Made with straw instead of foam, these SIPs capture CO2 from the atmosphere and... More

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Lessons From the North

Watch as Matt Risinger explores the insulation details of a high performance house currently under construction in Vancouver, British Columbia. More

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A House With No Doors or Windows?

In this episode of the Build Show, Matt Risinger travels to Missouri to see an interesting new house construction project. What’s up with the no windows and no interior walls? More

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Window Positioning in a Fat Wall

Learn about Flixo, an application that can be used to determine the optimum window... More

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The Case for an All-Electric House

Surprisingly, electricity is the smartest energy you can choose for heating... More

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Air-Sealing the Lid

Spray foam and cellulose team up for a high performance solution More

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Addressing Embodied Carbon

With clarity and insight, Ted Cushman captures the essential issues around a... More

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Fiberglass Persists

It remains the most popular insulation, but may be the most difficult to install... More

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Continuous Exterior Insulation Done Right

Matt Risinger delves deep into what to do (and not to do) when installing continuous exterior insulation. More

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Full-Package Wall Systems

Jake Bruton provides a careful but extremely considered argument for how upgrading to triple-pane windows and using advanced framing in walls gives a tangible bump in R-value of a wall assembly. It's small steps in increasing quality that add up to a better wall overall. More

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