Editorial: The Discreet Charm of Attics and Crawl Spaces

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Editorial: The Discreet Charm of Attics and Crawl Spaces

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 ...

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Sealed Attics?

Author: Brian Coble
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January 08, 2010

In some homes it's better to bring the attic into the conditioned space - even if the attic will never be used as a living space. [continue reading]

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Roof Topography & Ice Damming

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January 07, 2010

It's the roof darn it! What you'll find under a lot of ice dams are overly complicated rooflines. [continue reading]

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Carpenter's Omission

Author: Zolton Cohen
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May 06, 2009

My wife and I moved into our 1917 American Foursquare house 21 years ago. Before the first winter, we had a contractor blow the sidewalls full of insulation. While he was doing the job, he remarked that ... [continue reading]

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Sealing Attic Hatches

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September 04, 2007

Research points to some surprising recommendations for attic hatch installation - thin is not in. [continue reading]

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Cool Roofs Cool the Planet

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September 11, 2006

There's an important, although little-known, advantage to cool roofs: They help cool the planet. [continue reading]

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Cool-Colored Roofs

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June 08, 2006

Until recently, cool roofing products came only in light shades. Now a wider range of colors and materials are available. [continue reading]

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Greening Your Roof

Author: Jim LaRue
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May 01, 2006

        Trying to green or sustain any building component these days is like trying to watch a moving target, and roofs are a prime example. In this column, I’... [continue reading]

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Cool-Colored Roofs

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March 02, 2006

        Cool roofs cut cooling loads by up to 20% through the use of reflective materials that limit solar heat gain.A conventional cool roof features light-colored surfaces—shades that ... [continue reading]

Redefining Home Performance in the 21stCentury

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Redefining Home Performance in the 21stCentury

Today, the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) calls on policymakers, industry leaders, energy program managers and contractors to redefine home energy ...

Zero-Energy Homes Are Ready for Mainstream Markets

Laurie Guevara-Stone

Zero-Energy Homes Are Ready for Mainstream Markets

Zero-energy (ZE) homes—efficient homes that produce or procure as much renewable energy as they consume over the course ...

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