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Building Science for the Rest of Us Building Science for the Rest of Us

7 basic principles to make homes safe, durable, and energy efficient

Buttoned Up for a New Century
Buttoned Up for a New CenturyOnline Membership Required

Preservation meets performance when a Brooklyn architect applies Passive House principles to four iconic urban town houses

A Better Wall with Exterior Foam
A Better Wall with Exterior FoamOnline Membership Required

Why a longtime SIP builder turned to rigid polyiso for insulation

Air-Sealing a Basement
Air-Sealing a Basement

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?

Preventing Ice Dams
Preventing Ice Dams

Ice dams are a sign of an inefficient house

Rigid Foam on the Roof and Walls
Rigid Foam on the Roof and Walls

This energy smart detail will increase R-value and prevent condensation

Power House
Power HouseOnline Membership Required

21st-century technology and a classic look come together in a shingle-style house that produces more energy than it consumes

Rural Landscape, Modern Sensibility
Rural Landscape, Modern SensibilityOnline Membership Required

A first-time home designer nails it with an updated farmhouse that includes double-duty spaces, a serious mudroom, and a five-star energy rating

Getting to Zero Energy

Common-sense solutions for creating homes that are self-reliant, resilient, and versatile

What's the Difference: Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)
What's the Difference: Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)Online Membership Required

EPS, polyurethane/polyisocyanurate, and XPS all have the same roots

Small House, Built Right

Think $50 per square foot and $50 a month for utilities are unattainable? Government-sponsored research proves otherwise.

Thermal-Resistance Ratings: U-factor vs. R-value
Thermal-Resistance Ratings: U-factor vs. R-value

U-factor and R-value measure heat transfer and heat resistance, respectively; understanding the difference will help you select energy-efficient windows and insulation

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