Air-Sealing Tips for Efficiency That Lasts // Part 4: Protect Your Air Barrier
This is part 4 of a series that describes how to air seal the most difficult parts of buildings. A service cavity and vented rainscreen promote durable airtightness.
Every new building technology comes with new problems along with its benefits, and structural insulated panels (SIPs) are no different. SIPs are made of rigid foam insulation sandwiched between ... [continue reading]
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Research shows that homeowners invite mold growth and serious health risks with a finished basement that has moisture problems. [continue reading]
More builders are recognizing the benefits of building with structural insulated panels, yet unless the panels are properly installed, moisture buildup can create major problems. [continue reading]
Without national or local codes or regulations to mandate well-sealed apartment buildings, selling the cost benefit of tight building practices is key. [continue reading]
The Home Performance Coalition (HPC) undertakes policy research and policy advocacy to advance whole-house energy efficiency retrofits. This work is ...
That was our pledge in the military and in my time as a police officer. When you retire or move ...