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Energy-Efficient San Francisco Remodel

Energy-Efficient San Francisco Remodel

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The Kumar Residence, nestled in the hills of Belmont, CA is an 1100 square foot addition and remodel of an existing 1950′s mid-century modern ranch house that needed updating, and more living...

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Smart Design Advice for Hot & Humid Climates (i.e. The South)

Smart Design Advice for Hot & Humid Climates (i.e. The South)

Architect Peter Pfeiffer talks about how to utilize smart design for a house in a hot climate zone. His green building advice is practical and following his advice will result in a house that's well designed for the rigors of a hot climate. If you want a comfortable, efficient, durable house and you live in the South then this video will give you tons to think about.

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Radiant Floor Heating: Can One Floor Heat Two Stories?

Radiant Floor Heating: Can One Floor Heat Two Stories?

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  Would a house be comfortable if you just heat the bottom floor?   With 6,000 heating degree days a year, Omaha, Nebraska, isn’t exactly balmy come mid-winter. If a ranch-style house has a radiant-floor heating...

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Roof Top Rigid Foam - Taking Efficiency Through The Roof

Roof Top Rigid Foam - Taking Efficiency Through The Roof

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Over the last year I've really been working on how to get my houses to the next level of greater energy efficiency and this video will show you my latest secret. We're laying down a thick layer of rigid ISO foam boards on top of the roof.

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Converting a New England Carriage House into a Ranch-Style Home

Converting a New England Carriage House into a Ranch-Style Home

Last summer we purchased a 10,000 sq foot lot with a carriage house and in-ground swimming pool. With this I restored the turn-of-the-century carriage house and built an 1100 sq foot house around it...

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