January 17, 2019
An overview of the materials and systems that will lead to big energy savings and comfort.
December 14, 2018
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.
The Fine Homebuilding staff gives their best advice for improving leaky board-and-batten walls, buying old houses, keeping HVAC systems within conditioned space, and safely venting gas appliances.
December 11, 2018
Verifying high-performance house metrics under California's Title 24 earns some rebates from the utility company.
November 29, 2018
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.
November 27, 2018
Clever flashing, thoroughly sealed downspouts, and custom channels behind the siding make the rain-management details all but disappear on the California FHB House.
November 9, 2018
The air-sealing efforts pay off with Passive House–level airtightness
October 16, 2018
Finding high-performance windows that look good, work well, and fit the budget can be a challenge
October 2, 2018
The standing-seam metal and the tilt-turn windows contribute to the aesthetic and to the performance of the house
August 20, 2018
To build this resilient, durable, high-performance house, the team began with a unique foundation and a framing plan optimized for insulation.
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