Editorial: The Discreet Charm of Attics and Crawl Spaces
Raised-Heel Trusses save energy
A simple way to boost HERS Ratings.
You would be professionally remiss if you did not read “Attics and Crawl Spaces” in this issue. The article by Terry Nordbye is a valuable reminder that home performance problems too often begin ... [continue reading]
This past February I received the following e-mail: Hi, Guys, We've had trouble with water spots on the ceiling since late last fall, and our builder tells us it's the result of melting snow—... [continue reading]
The idea behind venting to remove moisture is to allow it to escape out. Unfortunately in humid climates, it's much more complicated. [continue reading]
What do you get when you cross a deep energy retrofit with an 1880s Victorian-style home? [continue reading]
In 2010, I started looking for an inexpensive yet practical way to install a " plug" in the floor cavities between the first and second floors in balloon-framed homes. [continue reading]
Q. Home performance contracting is new to us at our residential heating and cooling company in the Northeast. We are trying to do best by our customers as we learn on the go. One issue ... [continue reading]
Credit: John Noble Q: I was just reading an article you have online regarding ridge vents and soffits (see “Out, Out Dammed Ice,” Nov/Dec ’96, p. 21). Our house was built in 1997. We ... [continue reading]
The world of environmentally sustainable interior design (ESID) has been torn asunder by a deep divide between theory and practice ...
The infographic below highlights some of the the materials and methods on the cutting edge of building in the U....