Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Green-building" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Green-building" tag posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/tag/green-building Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:58:17 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Green-building" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Green-building" tag posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/tag/green-building <![CDATA[The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations ]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:13:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34053/the-4-major-window-frame-types-southern-us-recommendations http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34053/the-4-major-window-frame-types-southern-us-recommendations The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations Posted by Matt Risinger
The 4 major window frame materials are Vinyl, Fiberglass/Composite, Aluminum, & Wood. In this video we will discuss the pros/cons of each type along with my recommendations for the Hot/Humid Southern US. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34053/the-4-major-window-frame-types-southern-us-recommendations
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier! ]]> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:47:33 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33967/revolutionary-new-hvac-equipment-a-split-dehumidifier http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33967/revolutionary-new-hvac-equipment-a-split-dehumidifier Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier!  Posted by Matt Risinger
I'd venture to guess that most houses in the Southern US aren't very comfortable. They are either too cold or too hot! The missing component in HVAC is Dehumidification. Ultra-Aire has a new Dehum that I think is a game changer. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33967/revolutionary-new-hvac-equipment-a-split-dehumidifier
<![CDATA[Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor? ]]> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:49:40 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33885/demystifying-window-labels-shgc-u-factor http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33885/demystifying-window-labels-shgc-u-factor Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?  Posted by Matt Risinger
Learn to decipher the codes on the window labels, and know what stats to look for in a good window (and what meets current building codes). In this video I'll explain in plain english what U-Factor means (and how to relate it to R-value), as well as the meaning to SHGC. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33885/demystifying-window-labels-shgc-u-factor
<![CDATA[Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review]]> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:34:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33247/sticky-house-wrap-delta-vent-sa-review http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33247/sticky-house-wrap-delta-vent-sa-review Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review Posted by Matt Risinger
Sticky House Wrap? Yes, that makes perfect sense. I just completed my first job with Delta Vent SA a house wrap from German company Cosella-Dorken. Here's my impressions. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33247/sticky-house-wrap-delta-vent-sa-review
<![CDATA[Contemporary NW Project by artisansgroup]]> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:25:28 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33157/contemporary-nw-project-by-artisansgroup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33157/contemporary-nw-project-by-artisansgroup Contemporary NW Project by artisansgroup Posted by ZolaWindows
Essential, contemporary, and inviting defines this extremely energy efficient, Energy Star certified, Passive House design-inspired home in the Pacific Northwest. Designed for an active family of... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33157/contemporary-nw-project-by-artisansgroup
<![CDATA[Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:04:11 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33127/oil-vs-latex-paint-for-millwork-ben-moore-aura-review http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33127/oil-vs-latex-paint-for-millwork-ben-moore-aura-review Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review) Posted by Matt Risinger
Classic argument among Custom Builders: Oil or Latex for Millwork. I've been an Oil fan for years but I'm finally coming around to Latex and I think I've found the right paint for the "Crisp" paint job that I demand in my houses. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33127/oil-vs-latex-paint-for-millwork-ben-moore-aura-review
<![CDATA[Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review]]> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32788/siga-wigluv-air-sealing-tape-review http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32788/siga-wigluv-air-sealing-tape-review Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review Posted by Matt Risinger
There are 4 things every house must control (in order of importance). 1. Water 2. Air 3. Vapor 4. Thermal Codes have only started to address air control and I think many builders in the US are behind in this area. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32788/siga-wigluv-air-sealing-tape-review
<![CDATA[Cheap Trick - Recessed Dryer Box Model 425 Review]]> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:26:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32786/cheap-trick-recessed-dryer-box-model-425-review http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32786/cheap-trick-recessed-dryer-box-model-425-review Matt Risinger
If you've ever installed a clothes dryer you know the vent at the back is in danger of being choked & pinched the moment you push the unit into place. This little $30 part is worth it's weight in gold! ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32786/cheap-trick-recessed-dryer-box-model-425-review
<![CDATA[CREE's New Linear LED Fixture Review SL24 & SL40]]> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 17:06:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32745/crees-new-linear-led-fixture-review-sl24-sl40 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32745/crees-new-linear-led-fixture-review-sl24-sl40 CREE's New Linear LED Fixture Review SL24 & SL40 Posted by Matt Risinger
I think this new CREE fixture might finally signal the end of the T-5 Fluorescent Fixtures. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32745/crees-new-linear-led-fixture-review-sl24-sl40
<![CDATA[How to Use Spray Foam to Meet New Energy Codes in Warm Climates]]> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:31:57 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32557/how-to-use-spray-foam-to-meet-new-energy-codes-in-warm-climates http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32557/how-to-use-spray-foam-to-meet-new-energy-codes-in-warm-climates How to Use Spray Foam to Meet New Energy Codes in Warm Climates Posted by Matt Risinger
As a builder in the hot and humid South, I regularly use spray foam in my houses. Spray foam makes it much easier to encapsulate my attic (where most HVAC systems in Texas live) so that my ducts are inside the thermal envelope. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32557/how-to-use-spray-foam-to-meet-new-energy-codes-in-warm-climates
<![CDATA[Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home]]> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:42:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32454/vermont-super-insulated-ski-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32454/vermont-super-insulated-ski-home Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home Posted by Bob_Swinburne
This is a second home in Vermont in an area with many over-sized inefficient ski homes. We designed the home to be very low maintenence inside and out as well as maintain a comfortable temperature... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32454/vermont-super-insulated-ski-home
<![CDATA[Tiny House Build Project - Tumbleweed Cypress - Part 1: Foundation & Wall Framing]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:37:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32068/tiny-house-build-project-tumbleweed-cypress-part-1-foundation-wall-framing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32068/tiny-house-build-project-tumbleweed-cypress-part-1-foundation-wall-framing Tiny House Build Project - Tumbleweed Cypress - Part 1: Foundation & Wall Framing Posted by TinyHouseBuilder
Project build showing stages and craftsmanship in tiny house construction. Part one of a series showing foundation prep and wall framing. See more pictures and learn more about us and our project at... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32068/tiny-house-build-project-tumbleweed-cypress-part-1-foundation-wall-framing
<![CDATA[OSB vs Plywood Sheathing - or Both?]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:30:12 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31870/osb-vs-plywood-sheathing-or-both http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31870/osb-vs-plywood-sheathing-or-both OSB vs Plywood Sheathing - or Both? Posted by Matt Risinger
OSB vs Plywood Sheathing is a question that comes up often in my Custom Builders Group. In this video I'll explain why I use both, and share some secret methods to building a house that will last for generations. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31870/osb-vs-plywood-sheathing-or-both
<![CDATA[How to Insulate a Slab Foundation]]> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:35:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31642/how-to-insulate-a-slab-foundation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31642/how-to-insulate-a-slab-foundation How to Insulate a Slab Foundation Posted by Matt Risinger
Have you ever wondered why Slab Foundations aren't insulated? Two reasons, your house needs to be pretty efficient first before it's necessary, then it's darn hard to accomplish without making an easy path for termites. In this video I'll show you how we used Borated Treated Perimeter foam to insulate a Texas Slab on Grade Foundation. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31642/how-to-insulate-a-slab-foundation
<![CDATA[Converting an Incandescent Ceiling Can to an LED]]> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:40:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28609/converting-an-incandescent-ceiling-can-to-an-led http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28609/converting-an-incandescent-ceiling-can-to-an-led Converting an Incandescent Ceiling Can to an LED Posted by Olitch
Energy-saving retrofits don't get much easier than this. Because the old can stays put, you can convert a fixture in minutes. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28609/converting-an-incandescent-ceiling-can-to-an-led
<![CDATA[Why I Regret Making My House a Smart-House]]> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:13:19 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12889/why-i-regret-making-my-house-a-smart-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12889/why-i-regret-making-my-house-a-smart-house Why I Regret Making My House a Smart-House Posted by MikeFitzpatrick
The only regret I have in my full house remodel was believing a Smart House was going to make my life better. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12889/why-i-regret-making-my-house-a-smart-house
<![CDATA[Some home design works]]> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 01:17:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30235/some-home-design-works http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30235/some-home-design-works Some home design works Posted by smoonly
Some home design works ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30235/some-home-design-works
<![CDATA[CREE CR6 LED Recessed Light Review - 2 years later]]> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:41:38 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30058/cree-cr6-led-recessed-light-review-2-years-later http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30058/cree-cr6-led-recessed-light-review-2-years-later CREE CR6 LED Recessed Light Review - 2 years later Posted by Matt Risinger
We installed a house full of these CREE CR6 LED bulbs 2 years ago and I had a chance to interview the Architect/Client about his experience. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30058/cree-cr6-led-recessed-light-review-2-years-later
<![CDATA[Excellence in Building: Worth the Trip to Phoenix]]> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:56:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30009/excellence-in-building-worth-the-trip-to-phoenix http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30009/excellence-in-building-worth-the-trip-to-phoenix Excellence in Building: Worth the Trip to Phoenix Posted by BrianP
This year's EBBA conference theme, "Take part in the evolution of building science ... or become extinct," is exactly why I'm going to Phoenix in September. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30009/excellence-in-building-worth-the-trip-to-phoenix
<![CDATA[See Through Tulikivi with Sunburst Hearth]]> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:50:07 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30002/see-through-tulikivi-with-sunburst-hearth http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30002/see-through-tulikivi-with-sunburst-hearth See Through Tulikivi with Sunburst Hearth Posted by MHDH
This Tulikivi see through fireplace was put just inside a new addition. The Tulikivi became the perfect room divider addng gentle radiant heat to both the new and existing parts of the home. A copper... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30002/see-through-tulikivi-with-sunburst-hearth