January 6, 2016
Q: I had a blower-door test performed on my house to satisfy code requirements. The result was 0.11 ACH50. I was expecting the house to be tight, but not necessarily that…
Experimentation and learning have led one builder to integrate energy-smart techniques into everyday construction
September 16, 2015
This natural spun-stone insulation is enjoying a resurgence in popularity—and for good reason
Joe Lstiburek is principal of Building Science Corporation and a contributing editor to Fine Homebuilding. In this "Energy-Smart Details" article, energy consultant Allison A. Bailes III writes about Lstiburek's design…
Look high and low to find and plug air leaks that cost you money and comfort.
Pairing a proven net-zero strategy with conscious material choices.
September 14, 2015
An electrical box designed to self-seal to your moisture barriers.
March 5, 2014
In this "Energy-Smart Details" article, designer Andrew Webster shares his firm's details for air-sealing a conventionally framed house with 2x6 walls and a truss roof. The air barrier is the…
May 16, 2013
Instead of mindlessly tossing all my job-site waste into a Dumpster, I sort it daily and stack usable remnants in a neat pile along the road in front of a…
March 12, 2012
They say knowing is half the battle so arm yourself with these How it Works articles and be prepared to tackle any job.
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