The Future of Efficient Framing

Extraneous studs, headers, and plywood don’t boost structural integrity as much as they sabotage energy performance. This interactive graphic illustrates how smarter framing means less wood, improved insulation, and less work for builders. A 2000-square-foot house built with these framing techniques can expect to save $750 in materials costs, get a 50% boost in R-Value, and a 30% reduction in heating and cooling cost per year compared to a similar house built with standard framing. Click here to read about the case study used to determine these results and to learn more about efficient framing techniques.


The Future of Framing is Here We're extremely efficient at framing houses nowadays, but the way we frame them is extremely inefficient. We use way too much wood, which not only boosts your lumber bill but also your utility bill because wood is a bad insulator.

You can build a perfectly strong house with less wood and increase the R-value of your walls by 50% by following the efficient framing strategies described in the above interactive graphic based on the article The Future of Framing is Here.

To read the article and details about the case study used to determine these results, click here.