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Bragg Hill Residence

Bragg Hill Residence

Beginning with a goal of creating direct connection to the site, Bragg Hill was designed to celebrate the landscape, while seamlessly incorporating sustainability.

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The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations

The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations

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.

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Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?

Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?

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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.

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Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

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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...

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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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Flashing A Recessed Window using Liquid Tyvek

Flashing A Recessed Window using Liquid Tyvek

Flashing a recessed window is tricky, this new product from DuPont Tyvek called Fluid Applied (Liquid Tyvek!) makes the process much simpler. In this jobsite video we will take you through the steps to form a water tight, air tight, and vapor permeable window install.

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Design & Daylight

Design & Daylight

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The first of a two-part introduction to a thematic blog on daylighting strategies used in residential design.

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Does It Pay to Use the Most Energy-Efficient Windows?

Does It Pay to Use the Most Energy-Efficient Windows?

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High-performance windows aren't cheap, but many experts say the energy savings and increased indoor comfort justify the cost. Is this really the case?

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A Few Inspiring Products Amidst the new Normal at IBS

A Few Inspiring Products Amidst the new Normal at IBS

Sitting at the airport bar, having just left the International Builders Show, waiting for a delayed flight, it's time to muse on the International Builder’s Bash in Orlando.

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Q&A Spotlight: How Do I Choose the Best Energy-Efficient Window?

Q&A Spotlight: How Do I Choose the Best Energy-Efficient Window?

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There was a time when opening, closing, and letting in light was all that any good window had to do. Nowadays, windows are anything but simple.

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Are Replacement Windows a Waste of Money?

Are Replacement Windows a Waste of Money?

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Some research suggests that they are.

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GREEN BUILDING TIP: Pick Windows That Dont Waste

GREEN BUILDING TIP: Pick Windows That Don't Waste

Windows with internal grills are more energy efficient than divided lite windows

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Drawing Board: Designing Sunscreens

Drawing Board: Designing Sunscreens

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Passive-solar design uses windows and shading devices to control the sun’s impact on a house.

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Making the Most of Your Window Choices

Making the Most of Your Window Choices

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Perhaps more than any other building component, windows play a critical role in the appearance and style of a house. Once you’ve identified your performance needs and the type of windows best suited for your home you’re left with decisions about the size, style, and placement of each unit. In this guide to window aesthetics, you’ll learn which styles work best where, and why. A source list of manufacturers is also included.

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1950 CA Bungalow Bath Remodel

1950 CA Bungalow Bath Remodel

This bath remodel includes a HydroMassage whirllpool, custom cherry vanity with granite top, ThinWire floor heat, and Title 24 compliant halogen lighting.  The vanity was designed to...

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Rustic Modern Custom Home

Rustic Modern Custom Home

A custom home built with both rustic and modern elements. Home features wide plank pine and slate flooring, combined with wrought iron light fixtures and iron stair railing. High ceilings and clean...

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