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Call it Structural Insulated Snowpack

Call it "Structural Insulated Snowpack"

Igloo-building might just be a lesson in traditional energy-efficient construction

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Position Yourself as an Expert Green Builder

Position Yourself as an Expert Green Builder

Seven steps to successfully marketing your building or remodeling company as the best of the best.

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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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Green Building Gone Wrong

Green Building Gone Wrong

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A builder/remodeler learns the hard way that green building is more than skin deep.

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Which is the greenest wall system: brick, stucco, or EIFS?

Which is the greenest wall system: brick, stucco, or EIFS?

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BASF recently conducted an Eco-Efficiency Analysis of wall systems to determine whether brick, stucco, or EIFS strikes the best balance between environmental burden and lifecycle costs.

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2009 Passive House Conference

2009 Passive House Conference

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The Passive House movement has found a new foothold in the United States...and for good reason.

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New Island Opens up Kitchen

New Island Opens up Kitchen

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This new kitchen island replaced a perpendicular peninsula that closed the kitchen off from the adjacent living areas. By...

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Gas Fireplaces: Direct Vent vs. Vent-Free

Gas Fireplaces: Direct Vent vs. Vent-Free

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If you don't have a chimney through which to route the flue for a gas fireplace, you have two options: direct vent, and vent-free. But the choice is more fiercely debated than it seems.

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Tucker Timber Frame

Tucker Timber Frame

This home is a two story 2000 SF timber frame built from old growth doug fir.  All timber recycled from Pier 3 in Astoria OR (built in 1913).  All cabinets and trim are built from the same...

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New National Standard to Limit Formaldehyde Content?

New National Standard to Limit Formaldehyde Content?

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As of today, the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association is throwing their support behind legislature that aims to limit the formaldehyde content of particleboard, hardwood plywood, and medium density fiberboard (MDF) panels.

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Contemporary Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen

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Not my Design, Not my Boxes, My Remodle and Install. It came out Nice.........

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Get FREE hot water, AC, and dry air

Get FREE hot water, AC, and dry air

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If you have an electric water heater, you can disconnect the heating elements because you won’t need them. And if your water heater is gas-fired, you can shut off the gas supply. This module will heat water more efficiently than any gas or electric water heater.

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Texas Builder Dan Phillips Turns Trash into Treasure

Texas Builder Dan Phillips Turns Trash into Treasure

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Learn how this builder converts curbside trash into quirky gems.

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Who Do You Blame for Your Energy Lemon?

Who Do You Blame for Your Energy Lemon?

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So I was talking to Tucker Windover, a carpenter who writes for this magazine, and he said that every new house should have a sticker on the front door, just like the ones they put on appliances...

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TimberSil Decking

TimberSil Decking

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Heard of TimberSil? Wondered how it's different than ordinary pressure treated lumber? Mike Guertin tried it out on a 900 sf deck last year and reports on what it is, how it handles and the upsides and downsides.

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Green Tax Credits Mean More Cash in Your Pocket

Green Tax Credits Mean More Cash in Your Pocket

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It pays to take advantage of the wide variety of green tax credits and rebate programs now available through the federal and state governments.

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Polystyrene Foam Panels: Green Yesterday, Not Today

Polystyrene Foam Panels: Green Yesterday, Not Today

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Environmental Building News article highlights health and environmental safety issue with EPS and XPS foam.

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From Scraps to Studs

From Scraps to Studs

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You’ve heard of a See Saw but how about a SEE Stud? Turn your stud scraps into engineered lumber right on the jobsite.

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Radiant barrier in attic

Radiant barrier in attic

I sprayed radiant barrier paint a few years ago, but wanted more savings. So I recently installed Energy Q foil on the attic floor. Awesome savings! Tips are at...

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123 West, ,  Darien, Ct.  Before & After

123 West, , Darien, Ct. Before & After

Renovation, remodel and addition to a 1928 home, keeping the original architectual details and craftmanship.

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