Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing

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Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing

We all know the basics of energy efficiency. Air seal high in the building, then low, then insulate. Seems simple, right? Stop the air from leaking into or out of the building. Save money. Increase ...

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Foil Bubble Pack: Subslab Insulation?

Author: Don Fugler
November 01, 2004

        This spring,my neighbor poured a slab for an addition over “R-10” bubble pack. He was taken aback when I told him that the claimed insulating value ... [continue reading]

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The Latest on Steel Stud Walls

Author: Jan Kosny
September 01, 2004

      Q.We are interested in building our own home in Northern California, just east of Sacramento. It is our understanding that steelframed homes are considered more energy efficient than wood-framed homes.... [continue reading]

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Crawlspaces: Considering the Options

Author: Brad Turk
May 01, 2004

For crawlspaces, as for the entire house, there are house-specific, local, and regional conditions to consider. [continue reading]

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A Conditioned Crawlspace Checklist

Author: Jim LaRue
May 01, 2004

Experience is the best teacher, when it comes to crawlspaces. [continue reading]

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Natural Insulation Products

September 01, 2003

Soft on the environment - and sometimes even soft to the touch - natural insulation products are filling a growing market niche. [continue reading]

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A Serious Challenge to a New Building Technology

January 01, 2003

        Every new building technology comes with new problems along with its benefits, and structural insulated panels (SIPs) are no different. SIPs are made of rigid foam insulation sandwiched between ... [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

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