Attics & Crawl Spaces

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Attics & Crawl Spaces

Attics and crawls are not appendages but integral organs of the system

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An Ice Problem

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May 02, 2010

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]

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Insulating Residential Masonry Buildings in Cold Climates

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March 01, 2010

Most professionals now agree that masonry buildings in cold climates should be insulated. Here's how it's done. [continue reading]

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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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Superinsulating My Old House, Phase 2

Author: John Krigger
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November 02, 2009

Phase 1 was an R-35 face-lift of the west façade. Phase 2 looks to the north and east. [continue reading]

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If It Ain't Broke, Why Fix It?

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May 06, 2009

Something old and a few things new in the choices of insulation material and installation. [continue reading]

Energy Innovation

Rick Barnett

Energy Innovation

Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...

The Future is NowOr At Least Nearer with ORNLs 3D-Printed House and Car

Marlene Taylor

The Future is NowOr At Least Nearer with ORNLs 3D-Printed House and Car

Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...

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