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How to Insulate a Cold Floor
How to Insulate a Cold Floor

Properly air-sealed floors exposed on the underside to outdoor temperatures will have better energy performance

Air-Sealing a Basement
Air-Sealing a Basement

Close off gable vents?
Q & A: Close off gable vents?

Foam Shrinks, and Other Lessons
Foam Shrinks, and Other LessonsOnline Membership Required

What we learned from updating a 16-year-old deep-energy retrofit

To Vent or Not To Vent?
Q & A: To Vent or Not To Vent?

Payback Time
Payback TimeOnline Membership Required

A small house in Vermont goes above code to cut energy bills by more than half

Designed for Density
Designed for DensityOnline Membership Required

A big house on an infill lot embraces its historic neighborhood and proves that buyers are willing to pay for energy efficiency

Preventing Ice Dams
Preventing Ice Dams

Ice dams are a sign of an inefficient house

Save Energy with a Cool Roof
Save Energy with a Cool RoofOnline Membership Required

Reflective roofing improves comfort and reduces cooling costs in the Deep South and anywhere the sun shines

Rainwater Collection Lowers the Impact on a Coastal Site
Rainwater Collection Lowers the Impact on a Coastal SiteOnline Membership Required

Traditional architecture, new building methods, and rainwater collection combine to lessen a home’s imprint on its sensitive coastal site

Super Energy Efficient Home in a Cold Climate
Super Energy Efficient Home in a Cold ClimateOnline Membership Required

With the help of energy-modeling software, a pair of architects prove that well-designed, functional, and predictable performance is possible on a budget.

The Passive House: Green Without Gizmos
The Passive House: Green Without GizmosOnline Membership Required

“Use less energy” is the mantra of a stringent German building standard that’s catching on.

A Closer Look: Zero-Energy Homes
A Closer Look: Zero-Energy HomesOnline Membership Required

With a balance of conservation and renewable production, these houses make as much energy as they use

A House with Geothermal Heating and Cooling
A House with Geothermal Heating and Cooling

A builder’s home unearths the benefits of geothermal

Six Proven Ways to Build Energy-Smart Walls
Six Proven Ways to Build Energy-Smart Walls

Whether you build new homes or remodel, these alternative framing techniques will allow you to reach R-40 or better.

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