Basement Whodunit

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Basement Whodunit

Hello, Home Energy readers. You may remember my story from a previous issue (“Adventures in Radon and Moisture Mitigation,” HE July/Aug ’14, p. 20). I’m the architect-turned-academic who introduced deadly radon ...

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Moisture Problems

Moisture and Mobile Home Weatherization

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July 01, 1995

Most newer manufactured homes in the Pacific Northwest, as well as many older mobile homes, have a vapor retarder on the inside of the wall cavity--typically right behind the gypsum board. However, many older mobile homes, especially those built before the 1980s, were manufactured with a vapor retarder on the outside of the wall cavity--generally right behind the metal (or sometimes wood) siding. [continue reading]

How Do You Define and Guarantee Quality?

Tom White

How Do You Define and Guarantee Quality?

Proof is possible! That's the motto and mantra of Corbett and Grace Lunsford, with the Chicago-based Building Performance Workshop. They ...

Designing Turtletown: Part 2, The Larger Framework

Kenneth Black

Designing Turtletown: Part 2, The Larger Framework

There are a wide variety of ways that personalize a built environment. The most interesting of these built environments are ...

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