CalGreen: California's Building Code

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CalGreen: California's Building Code

At the Passive House conference held in Portland, Oregon, last fall, one European Passive House expert stated that the best way globally to reduce humanity’s carbon footprint worldwide is to legislate stricter building ...

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Greening The Exterior Walls

Author: Jim LaRue
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January 01, 2006

        Greening the exterior wall systems of residential structures is a complicated process, and it hasn’t been made any easier by the emergence of alternative wall systems. Of ... [continue reading]

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Greening Your Home: The Foundation

Author: Jim LaRue
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November 01, 2005

        Whether you are building homes using foundations made of concrete block, poured concrete, concrete poured into foam insulation forms, precast concrete walls, or some other system, greening these systems ... [continue reading]

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Greening Your Home: The Site

Author: Jim LaRue
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September 01, 2005

        Whether they have come to the residential housing field from building new homes, remodeling old ones, weatherizing them, supplying building materials for them, or greening them, more and more ... [continue reading]

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The Carpet Industry Nudges Toward Green

Author: Edward Wyatt
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May 01, 2003

        Carpets play a critical role in making homes more comfortable by warming up cold floors and reducing sound transfer between floors. Without carpets, unheated concrete slabs and strutting around ... [continue reading]

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

Jim Gunshinan

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance community in putting a ...

Side Benefits of a Passive House

Rob Nicely

Side Benefits of a Passive House

There’s no doubt that building to Passive House standards results in energy consumption that’s about 70 to 80 ...

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