September 16, 2015
Look high and low to find and plug air leaks that cost you money and comfort
Pairing a proven net-zero strategy with conscious material choices
September 14, 2015
An electrical box designed to self-seal to your moisture barriers.
March 5, 2014
In this "Energy-Smart Details" article, designer Andrew Webster shares his firm's details for air-sealing a conventionally framed house with 2x6 walls and a truss roof. The air barrier is the…
May 16, 2013
Instead of mindlessly tossing all my job-site waste into a Dumpster, I sort it daily and stack usable remnants in a neat pile along the road in front of a…
March 12, 2012
They say knowing is half the battle so arm yourself with these How it Works articles and be prepared to tackle any job.
November 10, 2011
How the best builders adopt new materials and building techniques to boost quality and profits
September 17, 2009
Used to building big houses with big budgets, the Picton brothers earned a platinum rating with their first modest green home—but mastering the learning curve wasn’t always a smooth ride
May 21, 2009
Thanks to the green-building movement, energy efficiency is becoming a mainstay in the IRC and the IECC. But what does it mean to you?
April 30, 2009
In a dense urban neighborhood, this remodeled bungalow goes green with recycled materials, solar energy, gray water, and room for the owners’ day jobs
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