Dave Good, CPHC, is the co-founder and contractor at Atmosphere Design Build, a small northern California firm focused on handcrafted, high performance buildings.
Wood milled from trees on the family property adds character and a personal touch to our new home.
Finding high-performance windows that look good, work well, and fit the budget can be a challenge
Careful cutting and fitting plus smart flashing details make the job of wrapping the walls and roof of the 2018 FHB House in mineral wool go according to plan.
A red pen, a plan, and careful air-barrier installation are essential when building an energy-efficient home
The builders of the 2018 FHB House illustrate how unique hardware from Maine Deck Brackets helps them to reduce thermal bridging and leave room for exterior insulation.
AdvanTech subfloor stands up to the rain until the house is dried in.
The penalty for a durable elevated slab is a time-consuming framed floor assembly
Renewables are part of the strategy, but conservation comes first
Second-floor framing and the kitchen and living-room lid.
A mix of sole plate heights and wall heights adds some complexity.
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