Controlling air movement through the walls and ceilings is a key step toward comfort, energy efficiency, and building durability.
This water-impermeable layer beneath the siding protects walls from rain and snow, and often functions as a building's air barrier.
This hand-crafted, modern house balances a contemporary design connected to the land with enviable energy efficiency.
An overview of the materials and systems that will lead to big energy savings and comfort.
This high-performance house embraces local materials, modern lines, and the craftsman’s hand.
Three indoor units provide the right mix of comfort and efficiency for this well-insulated but complex floor plan.
Indoor fireplaces don't work well in superinsulated houses, so these California homeowners decided to meet their nostalgic need for a wood burner by putting it on the covered patio.
Verifying high-performance house metrics under California's Title 24 earns some rebates from the utility company.
Delta air barriers and tapes and Rockwool insulation on the interior and exterior of the building envelope are key components of this high-performance house.
Clever flashing, thoroughly sealed downspouts, and custom channels behind the siding make the rain-management details all but disappear on the California FHB House.
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