The Cottages at Cypress

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A Net Zero Energy Low-Income Senior Housing Development

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Valuing Air Barriers

Author: Duncan Hill
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September 01, 2001

Without national or local codes or regulations to mandate well-sealed apartment buildings, selling the cost benefit of tight building practices is key. [continue reading]

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Steel Stud Walls: Breaking the Thermal Bridge

Author: Jan Kosny
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July 01, 2001

Steel stud walls are notoriously inefficient due to thermal bridging, but new construction and insulating methods are solving that problem. [continue reading]

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Steel Framing: How Green?

Author: Edward Wyatt
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July 01, 2001

    Steel Framing: How Green? Q: Is the use of steel framing for residential construction turning into a trend that we must now take seriously? Isn't energy efficiency very tricky when using steel? ... [continue reading]

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Clean Breathing in Production Homes

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May 01, 2001

For the best ventilation performance, whole-house air distribution is key. [continue reading]

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How to get Shading Right

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May 01, 2001

Recent improvements to window technology make substantial air conditioning energy savings possible. However, shading remains a time-tested method to accomplish the same end. [continue reading]

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The Concrete Facts

Author: Edward Wyatt
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May 01, 2001

Q: What is autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC)? Why have I only heard about it recently, when apparently it has been around for years? When should a builder such as myself decide to use this material? ... [continue reading]

California's All-Renewable Energy Future - Introducing Passive House Plus and Premium

Bronwyn Barry

California's All-Renewable Energy Future - Introducing Passive House Plus and Premium

If you’ve been puzzled by the proliferation of ‘net,’ ‘nearly’ and ‘almost ready&...

Five Former Solar Decathletes Who Became Entrepreneurs

Alexis Powers

Five Former Solar Decathletes Who Became Entrepreneurs

It’s no surprise that many of the top-notch students who have participated in the U.S. Department of ...

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