Energy-Efficient Design

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Queen of Zero: Paying Homage to a Bygone Era of American Homebuilding

Nicole Tysvaer explores the question of why historic home styles are worth... More

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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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Reducing Carbon

A builder’s guide to carbon-neutral building practices More

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How I Got Faster Hot Water

Reducing the time spent waiting for hot water to flow out of a faucet is a matter... 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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The Path to Zero-Carbon Homes Leads to Profit

Sam Rashkin says that builders now have the tools they need to design and build... More

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Living With a Heat Pump Water Heater

Two years ago, Allison Bailes swapped his old gas-fired unit with a new heat pump... More

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Hot Water Retrofit for an Old House

Most domestic water pipes are too long and too big, leading to long waits for hot... 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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Flash-and-Batt with T-Studs

Watch as Matt Risinger explains how he insulated walls framed with T-Studs with... More

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