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¡Viva Verde!

¡Viva Verde!

For green building to survive it has to become bilingual.

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UPDATE: Winners Chosen in our Toward a Zero Energy Home Book Givaway

UPDATE: Winners Chosen in our 'Toward a Zero Energy Home' Book Givaway

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Leave a comment here by 1pm, Tuesday, May 18, for a chance to win the book "Toward a Zero Energy Home", a complete guide to energy self-sufficiency at home.

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10 Ways to Cut Utility Bills

10 Ways to Cut Utility Bills

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Modeled on the ‘food pyramid,’ the conservation pyramid provides a step-by-step guide for energy retrofit work

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Cedar Pool Gazabo

Cedar Pool Gazabo

This gazebo was built on site using traditional timber framing methods. We have also built a number of exterior strctures in our shop and then delivered them partially assembled.

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Chasing LEED Certification in Canada

Chasing LEED Certification in Canada

I would like to share with you the story of our first home; which we have designed and built ourselves with the end goal of a net-zero, LEED certified permanent residence. Overlooking Last Mountain...

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Salvaged Redwood Hen House

Salvaged Redwood Hen House

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Milled from 3x6 redwood salvaged from the NW Pacific RR Tunnel from Larkspur Landing to San Rafael (Marin County CA) built circa 1886. Salvaged galvanized sheet metal roof. I had to resaw it and make...

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The Best Way to Ventilate Siding

The Best Way to Ventilate Siding

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Does it matter if you vent the top in addition to the bottom of the siding? Is it bad to ventilate the siding into the soffit? Does ventilating siding equalize pressure in storms?

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FHB Tip Jumpstarts Haiti Relief Effort

FHB Tip Jumpstarts Haiti Relief Effort

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Problems in Haiti have been highlighted by the start of the rainy season there. The temporary camps are becoming a muddy mess of slippery paths and "housing" is even less adequate as the storms arrive. I hope to provide solutions to the problems of muddy paths, lack of good temporary housing, and lack of jobs too.

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Green Building Myth #1: Its More Expensive

Green Building Myth #1: It's More Expensive

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The first of a multi-part myth-busting series. Simple strategies for building green can cost no more than regular building; many actually reduce costs.

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Water where it oughta be

Water where it oughta be

In the wake of spring storms, rainwater collection makes more sense than rainwater mitigation

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Mid Century House Gets a New Kitchen

Mid Century House Gets a New Kitchen

Sustainable cabinetry, quartz counters, cork flooring.

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Modern Makeover - The Exterior

Modern Makeover - The Exterior

Acrylic Stucco, Redwood Siding, New Windows and Doors, Repitched Roof and Garage to Carport conversion. Reclaimed Redwood Shade Structure

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Modern Makeover - The Living Room

Modern Makeover - The Living Room

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Remodeled Living Room - added fireplace, sustainable cabinetry, new doors and windows.  Reframed roof to increase ceiling height, finished concrete slab.

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Modern Makeover -The Kitchen

Modern Makeover -The Kitchen

By grabbing a few extra feet from the adjacent laundry room and opening the kitchen up to the dining area, we were able to realize some dramatic changes to this negleted kitchen.  Sustainable...

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Is the EnergyStar Program Flawed?

Is the EnergyStar Program Flawed?

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According to recent news reports, the EnergyStar program may not be as diligent as it should be when it comes to vetting products.

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What a damp basement can do to brick

What a damp basement can do to brick

Some science-savy builders help an editor understand what's causing the base of an old chimney to deteriorate.

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My mission to find mineral wool

My mission to find mineral wool

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It's sometimes easy for us to let readers know about new products like rigid mineral wool insulation (written by Alex Wilson in FHB issue #208, click here), but for our readers, finding a...

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Ready or Not

Ready or Not

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The Suddenly it's Here and Now Future of Energy Remodeling

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MORE Westchester Waterfront

MORE Westchester Waterfront

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Westchester Waterfront Residence

Westchester Waterfront Residence

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