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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

Insulating a slab on grade
Insulating a slab on grade

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

Deep in the Heat of Texas
Deep in the Heat of TexasOnline Membership Required

Insulation, air-sealing, and efficient mechanicals keep this house comfortable in the hot, humid weather

The Boat House
The Boat House

What's the Difference: Energy-Efficient Mortgages
What's the Difference: Energy-Efficient Mortgages

Conventional EEM, VA EEM, and FHA EEM

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.

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