Building a Resilient Farmhouse
In the wake of Texas power failures, one builder moves away from electrification...
The Path to Zero-Carbon Homes Leads to Profit
Sam Rashkin says that builders now have the tools they need to design and build...
Vapor Permeable Flashing Tape
A higher permeance option for certain high-performance assemblies.
Building a High-Performance Window Wall
Large triple-glazed windows create an energy-efficient alternative to traditional...
Four Keys to a High-Performance Building Envelope
Here's an in-depth look at the four control layers—for water, air, vapor, and...
Evolution of an 'Awesome' High-Performance Wall
It may not be a Perfect Wall, but this high-performance wall system is more...
Holes in the Wall: Understanding Total R-Value
Today’s builders are learning to mitigate thermal bridging by using alternative...
Factory Building: The Next Wave
The pros and cons of fabricating high-performance home components in a factory and...
December 2014 Letters
House on wrong lot; OSHA; I-joist roofs; home-performance contracting profitable where energy prices are high