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Insulation and Weatherizing

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Blower-Door Testing
Blower-Door TestingOnline Membership Required

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

Six Proven Ways to Build Energy-Smart Walls
Six Proven Ways to Build Energy-Smart WallsOnline Membership Required

Whether you build new homes or remodel, these alternative framing techniques will allow you to reach R-40 or better.

Green-building advice that's easy to swallow
Green-building advice that's easy to swallow

A new interactive tool that emphasizes quality practices for builders, architects, designers, and homeowners

Prepping for Spray Foam
Prepping for Spray FoamOnline Membership Required

Getting ready for a foam-insulation crew means doing a lot more than you’d think

Vapor-smart insulation
Vapor-smart insulationOnline Membership Required

CertainTeed's DryRight insulation features R-values ranging from R-13 to R-19 and keeps wall cavities dry and mold-free

Attic-Insulation Upgrade
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Attic-Insulation UpgradeOnline Membership Required

Seal air leaks first; then add extra insulation for an energy-saving improvement with great bang for the buck

Blowing Fiberglass Insulation
Video: Blowing Fiberglass InsulationOnline Membership Required

Less dusty than cellulose, blown-in fiberglass increases R-value and installs quickly

Fireplace draft stopper
Fireplace draft stopperOnline Membership Required

3-Ply poly Chimney Balloon keeps hot air where it should be 

Planning an Energy-Efficient Basement Shop
Video: Planning an Energy-Efficient Basement Shop

Finally, advice on how to create a workshop that won’t leave you freezing in the winter

Fixing our homes can help fix our country
Fixing our homes can help fix our country

An open letter to President Barack Obama

Understanding Blower Door Tests
Video: Understanding Blower Door TestsOnline Membership Required

The most-important door in your house might just be a blower door

Making the Green-Building Dean's List

LEED for Homes is a new, comprehensive national certification program for green, energy-efficient homes. Builders who’ve tried it like it, but will it change the way houses are built?

Remodeling for Energy EfficiencyOnline Membership Required

Can a 150-year-old house approach net-zero energy use? Three case studies point the way from the 19th to the 21st century.

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