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Housing is Back. Is it Better? Housing is Back. Is it Better?

Here’s how the tough lessons of the collapse made us more-responsible builders

Q & A: Insulation for hot-water pipes

The Passive House Build, Part Three: Superinsulated Slab
The Passive House Build, Part Three: Superinsulated SlabOnline Membership Required

If you aren’t insulating the edge, you’re only doing half the job

A Small Addition Faces A Tougher Energy Code
A Small Addition Faces A Tougher Energy CodeOnline Membership Required

Energy regs on airtightness, insulation, and mechanical systems mean big changes—even for small buildings

Blower-Door Testing
Blower-Door TestingOnline Membership Required

Get ready: Airtightness requirements are part of the 2012 building and energy code

Insulating Attic Stairs
Insulating Attic Stairs

The Passive House Build, Part Two: Air-Sealed Mudsill Assembly
The Passive House Build, Part Two: Air-Sealed Mudsill AssemblyOnline Membership Required

You only have one chance to get this critical detail perfect

A. Tamasin Sterner, Energy Adviser
A. Tamasin Sterner, Energy Adviser

This small-business owner knows about residential energy efficiency and has gotten to share her knowledge with the president.

Green Building for Beginners
Green Building for Beginners

Insulated Skylight Shaft
Insulated Skylight Shaft

The Passive House Build, Part One: Designed for Success
The Passive House Build, Part One: Designed for Success

One architect’s approach to designing a house to meet the country’s most stringent energy requirement

Diagnostic Tools for Energy-Minded Remodelers
Diagnostic Tools for Energy-Minded RemodelersOnline Membership Required

Applying building science in the field can help to deliver safer, healthier, and more energy-efficient projects

Ranch Transformed, Efficiency Achieved
Ranch Transformed, Efficiency AchievedOnline Membership Required

An architect rebuilds a midcentury wreck into a stylish, energy-smart home for $90 per sq. ft.

Seattle Net-Zero Home
Seattle Net-Zero Home

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