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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

Breaking the Thermal Bridge
Breaking the Thermal BridgeOnline Membership Required

This R-30 wall is inexpensive and easy to build

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

Air-Sealing SIP Seams
Air-Sealing SIP Seams

How it Works: Household Electricity
How it Works: Household Electricity

Electrician Cliff Popejoy explains the ins and outs of household electricity

Katrin Klingenberg, Passive House Pioneer
Katrin Klingenberg, Passive House Pioneer

This architect is leading the movement for affordable energy-efficient homes in the United States.

Redefining Retirement
Redefining RetirementOnline Membership Required

Two architects collaborate on a one-of-a-kind project that provides lessons in comfort, craft, and flexible living at all stages of life

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

Insulating a slab on grade
Insulating a slab on grade

What’s the best way to insulate a slab-on-grade foundation?

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