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Historic Factory converted into Live Work Lofts In Oakland Ca.

Historic Factory converted into Live Work Lofts In Oakland Ca.

Using the bones of a 1940s factory, an architect creates beautiful light filled living spaces in an industrial section of Oakland Ca.

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How to Insulate a Slab Foundation

How to Insulate a Slab Foundation

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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.

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Off-The-Grid Straw Bale Getaway

Off-The-Grid Straw Bale Getaway

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An architecture firm known for ecologically sensitive design creates an off-the-grid cabin in the woods of California

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How to Lay Tile Over a Concrete Slab

How to Lay Tile Over a Concrete Slab

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Uncoupling membranes used between a tile floor and a concrete slab should prevent any cracks in the concrete from affecting the tile, but will it lower the thermal mass potential of the concrete?

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Building a radon-resistant home.

Building a radon-resistant home.

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What is deadly and might be lurking in your basement? No, not a Ninja (well probably not), in most cases it is Radon. And it is important to know what Radon is and how to ensure it isn't a threat to your household. From building to testing, I will share what I learned about Radon while building my house.

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Award Winning Restoration

Award Winning Restoration

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Winner of the Griffin Award for residential rehabilitation in Asheville, NC, this home went from "in the rough" to "high-end, green restoration".  As part of a whole house restoration, the...

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Building Green in Texas

Building Green in Texas

We are planning to build an energy efficient home in the "Texas Hill Country" with a projected start date in January 2009.  In addition to insulated concrete walls and structural insulated...

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