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Blower-Door Test Record Q & A: Blower-Door Test Record

Heat Loss through Footings
Heat Loss through Footings

The Evolution of Efficiency: Net Zero as the New Normal
The Evolution of Efficiency: Net Zero as the New NormalOnline Membership Required

Experimentation and learning have led one builder to integrate energy-smart techniques into everyday construction

A Pretty Good House in Maine
A Pretty Good House in MaineOnline Membership Required

This home’s low energy bills speak louder than any performance certificate

All About Ice Dams
All About Ice Dams

It’s that dreaded time of year again when our worst insulation and air-sealing fears materialize as ice dams on our roofs. Learn how to prevent them.

Build a High-Performance Exterior Door
Build a High-Performance Exterior DoorOnline Membership Required

This beautiful door is ideally suited to energy-efficient homes and can be made with common building materials

All Around Efficient
All Around EfficientOnline Membership Required

Pairing a proven net-zero strategy with conscious material choices

Creating a Sealed Crawlspace
Creating a Sealed Crawlspace

Low-Tech Solar
Low-Tech SolarOnline Membership Required

Before considering PV panels, integrate passive strategies into the core of your home’s design to reap savings in heating and cooling costs

The Carpenter's House
The Carpenter's HouseOnline Membership Required

This smart Craftsman-style home was built with a keen eye for detail and energy efficiency

Gene Myers, Zero-Energy Builder
Gene Myers, Zero-Energy Builder

This builder’s Denver-based company recently won its second grand award in the DOE’s Housing Innovation program.

Making Hot-Water Recirculation Pay
Making Hot-Water Recirculation PayOnline Membership Required

With new pump technology, hot-water recirculation is about to get more efficient

The Passive House Build: Getting the Mechanicals Right
The Passive House Build: Getting the Mechanicals RightOnline Membership Required

A carefully designed mechanical system rounds out this house’s heating and cooling load

Bad Ducts = Bad Air
Bad Ducts = Bad AirOnline Membership Required

Higher energy bills and lower comfort levels aren’t the worst effects of faulty ducts

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