August 2, 2017
The double-sided assembly gives the project its 12-in.-thick walls.
Dense-packed rafter bays need rigid vents.
July 11, 2017
Can you measure cooling energy savings that might be attributed to the existence of a ventilation channel? Nope.
July 10, 2017
Energy Nerd: What really matters is the R-value of the whole wall, not just that of the insulation.
June 27, 2017
Our system has evolved as we've driven down costs while maintaining performance.
June 26, 2017
The smaller heating and cooling system has lower purchase and operating costs and requires fewer solar panels.
June 23, 2017
A shower of information about vermiculite — that’s a literal shower for Justin and Brian, from back before they knew what it was!
May 16, 2017
Asbestos exposure from vermiculite insulation can lead to asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, which can show up years or even decades after exposure.
May 9, 2017
Cost-effective, versatile, and green, cellulose may be the hardest-working insulation available.
April 6, 2017
How to build a low-energy home that's not too big or too expensive
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