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TimberSIL May Live to See Another Day

TimberSIL May Live to See Another Day

Rights to the beleaguered company go to a New York investment firm after TimberSIL's parent company fails to repay a loan

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Foamglas Insulation Exits U.S. Residential Market

Foamglas Insulation Exits U.S. Residential Market

Pittsburgh Corning pursues opportunities elsewhere but says it may bring Foamglas back here in the next several years

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Senate Energy Bill Earns Both Praise and Scorn

Senate Energy Bill Earns Both Praise and Scorn

It's the first major energy legislation since 2007, but differences with the House have yet to be settled.

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A Passivhaus Multifamily in Maine Nears Completion

A Passivhaus Multifamily in Maine Nears Completion

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At 54,000 sq. ft., the project would be one of the largest certified buildings in the country.

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Steve Bluestones Building Science Lab

Steve Bluestone's Building Science Lab

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A New York devotee of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) plans a demonstration project to test the material against Passive House modeling. Are high-mass walls effective in a cold climate?

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Major U.S. Builder Tests Net-Zero Market

Major U.S. Builder Tests Net-Zero Market

Pulte, the third largest homebuilder in the country, joins a California demonstration project

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A War of Words in Baywatch Country

A War of Words in Baywatch Country

Parents and school administrators in Malibu, Calif., wrangle over the threat posed by PCB-tainted window caulk at the local high school

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An Alternative to Wood Window Bucks

An Alternative to Wood Window Bucks

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When exterior insulation or a rain screen is part of the wall assembly, the developer of these reinforced EPS bucks says they outperform wood

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OSHA Announced New Silica Rules

OSHA Announced New Silica Rules

Permitted exposure will drop sharply, affecting many parts of the construction world, but the agency offers abbreviated compliance path for small construction firms

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Passivhaus Institut Launches Online Training

Passivhaus Institut Launches Online Training

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Video modules are an introduction to this high-performance building approach

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Hammer & Hand Updates Best Practices Manual

Hammer & Hand Updates Best Practices Manual

A second edition includes new techniques for roof assemblies, air-sealing, and insulation

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Reaping the Energy Rewards of Passivhaus Design

Reaping the Energy Rewards of Passivhaus Design

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A Canadian couple marks the end of the first year of energy monitoring in a house built to the Passivhaus standard with a heating bill of less than $100

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Researchers Seek High-Performance Walls for Study

Researchers Seek High-Performance Walls for Study

Wireless sensors will be installed in exterior walls to gather information on moisture and temperature in cold climates

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Amazons Echo: Always Listening, to Everything

Amazon's Echo: Always Listening, to Everything

A broadcast about the cloud-connected device has some unexpected consequences

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Lumber Store Chain Now Offers Tiny Houses

Lumber Store Chain Now Offers Tiny Houses

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84 Lumber rolls out four portable houses, as kits designed for do-it-yourselfers or as move-in ready structures ready for the road

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