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Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review

Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review

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Sticky House Wrap? Yes, that makes perfect sense. I just completed my first job with Delta Vent SA a house wrap from German company Cosella-Dorken. Here's my impressions.

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Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review

Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review

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There are 4 things every house must control (in order of importance). 1. Water 2. Air 3. Vapor 4. Thermal Codes have only started to address air control and I think many builders in the US are behind in this area.

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Home Energy-Efficiency Upgrades for Beginners

Home Energy-Efficiency Upgrades for Beginners

Advice for homeowners: Inspect your house for these common energy problems to get a better idea on where your money is best spent

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A Shortcut for Air-Sealing Houses

A Shortcut for Air-Sealing Houses

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Researchers who developed a method of sealing leaky air ducts set their sights on a whole-house treatment that should make it easier for builders to make tight houses

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Ventilation Strategies for Houses in the Hot-Humid South: Good/Better/Best

Ventilation Strategies for Houses in the Hot-Humid South: Good/Better/Best

Build tight, ventilate right. I learned that from building science guru Mark LaLiberte. But what is the right way to ventilate a house in Texas (or anywhere in the hot/humid South)? I'll give you my recommendations for three strategies.

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How to Do Everything: The Energy Nerds Greatest Hits

How to Do Everything: The Energy Nerd's Greatest Hits

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If you plan to design, build, or remodel an energy efficient house, Energy Nerd Martin Holladay's collection of how-to articles is a must-read

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High-Performance Homes Dos & Donts: Mark LaLiberte Seminar Notes

High-Performance Homes Dos & Don'ts: Mark LaLiberte Seminar Notes

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Mark LaLiberte is an amazing building-science teacher. Read my blogging notes from his seminar titled "Building High-Performance Homes Dos & Don'ts," which I attended in Austin, Texas. Remember that this is focused on Texas construction, but there is plenty to learn here for anyone in the U.S.

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Airtight Wall and Roof Sheathing

Airtight Wall and Roof Sheathing

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In the early 1970s, residential builders knew almost nothing about air tightness. Nowadays, there's plenty of data showing why it's so important to air-seal houses.

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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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Survey: Americans Taking Half-Measures on Energy Upgrades

Survey: Americans Taking Half-Measures on Energy Upgrades

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There’s still a disconnect between Americans’ awareness of energy efficiency benefits and the “magic number” of actions they need to take to significantly reduce their utility bills

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A Senate Bill That Values Energy Efficiency

A Senate Bill That Values Energy Efficiency

Proposed legislation would require home appraisals to reflect expected energy costs, allow homeowners to recover investments in upgrades, and even create jobs in the retrofit and construction sectors

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Solar Raises Its Voice in the Job Market

Solar Raises Its Voice in the Job Market

Despite competitive pressures and the failure of Solyndra, the solar-industry workforce has more than doubled since 2009, the Solar Foundation says in a report titled "U.S. Solar Market Insight: 2nd Quarter 2011," which can be viewed here: http://www.seia.org/galleries/pdf/SMI-Q2-2011-ES.pdf

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Remodelings Brightening Prospects, Part 5 of 5

Remodeling's Brightening Prospects, Part 5 of 5

Compared to the 2000s, the coming decade for remodelers is expected to feature more stability, and more spending in two key emerging markets, the Joint Center for Housing Studies says

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Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

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An Oregon painting contractor shells out over $32K for failing to comply with lead-paint regulations.

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Creating an Urban Oasis: A Green Live-Work Space Blooms on a Gritty City Lot

Creating an Urban Oasis: A Green Live-Work Space Blooms on a Gritty City Lot

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Recycled shipping containers, energy-scrimping details and a sophisticated design sense create a handsome urban compound in a transitional neighborhood.

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Whats Worse: Air Leaks or Not Enough Insulation

What's Worse: Air Leaks or Not Enough Insulation

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Al Cobb's goal is simple: Build better houses and help consumers make better choices. To do that more effectively, he wants to understand the root causes of heat loss a little better. Are air leaks or low insulation levels the real culprit?

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Can You Add Rigid-Foam Insulation On the Inside of a Wall?

Can You Add Rigid-Foam Insulation On the Inside of a Wall?

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Leaving exterior walls intact during a kitchen remodel, a builder has a plan for boosting the insulation and getting a good air seal by applying rigid foam on the inside.

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Green Building is for Whiners and Hippies

Green Building is for Whiners and Hippies

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Scott Adams (the creator of Dilbert) and the Wall Street Journal take aim at green building.

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The Goldilocks Approach to Tight Houses: Is There A 'Just-Right' For Leakiness?

Many say "Tight houses need to breathe." To which, tight house advocates say "Where should I poke the hole, and how big should it be?"

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Notes from the Pacific Coast Builders Show

Notes from the Pacific Coast Builders Show

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A look at the show's best and worst offerings

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