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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?

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

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