Air-Sealing Tips for Efficiency That Lasts // Part 1: Start on the Drawing Board
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A version of this article appears in the Summer 2017
issue of Home Energy Magazine.
March 21, 2017
Start on the Drawing Board
We founded 475 High Performance Building Supply with one primary goal: being a resource for professionals in North America who want to build airtight. Over the years we’ve worked with everyone from tiny-house enthusiasts in Southern California to the firms building the world’s largest Passive House in New York, and we’ve learned endless lessons on how to integrate strategies for long-lasting airtightness. The bulk of what we’ve learned is applicable to all buildings, regardless of size, shape, use, or type. Thanks to a deepening understanding of its value, and to advances in the energy codes demand for airtight building is growing. In this four-part series, we’re laying down our most important recommendations for ensuring building efficiency and comfort by employing sturdy airtightness strategies.
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