Locating the compressor outdoors and using CO2 as the refrigerant eliminates some of the biggest concerns builders have with typical hybrid water heaters have.
Strategic use of engineered lumber and steel connectors in this high-performance home allow for open living spaces while also meeting seismic requirements.
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.
The standing-seam metal and the tilt-turn windows contribute to the aesthetic and to the performance of the house
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
To achieve a Net-Zero designation, today’s builders need to focus on using products that deliver energy savings, durability, and occupant health and comfort. Air and moisture barriers play a critical…
Renewables are part of the strategy, but conservation comes first
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