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A Passive House Movement In North Carolina

A Passive House Movement In North Carolina

Project Spotlight: RE Design's I-Joist Framed North Carolina Home A Passive House Movement In North Carolina RE Design Build is a design-build firm based in North Carolina spearheaded by designer Will Alphin. With more than two decades of building experience, the firm is focusing its efforts on bringing the sustainable building moveme … read more

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How To Make that Old Leaky Masonry Row House Airtight

How To Make that Old Leaky Masonry Row House Airtight

How To Make that Old Leaky Masonry Row House Airtight The historic masonry row house (or "brownstone" as we call in New York) is a common contributor to the character in many cities and small towns. When renovating them, we must not only look to concerns of historic preservation but be sure to make them as energy efficient as possible a … read more

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Designing with Daylight to Brighten a Photographer’s Studio

Designing with Daylight to Brighten a Photographer’s Studio

Project Spotlight - Designing with Daylight to Brighten a Photographer’s Studio Recently, a renowned photographer hired architects Loadingdock5 to design a new photo studio in Brooklyn. The studio is uniquely situated in the back of a typical two-story carriage house, made to hold horses below and hay above. The task presented a few chal … read more

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Every Great Hero Follows a Code

Every Great Hero Follows a Code

Every Great Hero Follows a Code Pro Clima's ADHERO now exceeds Part 5 and 9 of Canada's National Building Code The ADHERO weather resistive barrier is a fully-adhered membrane, part of the Pro Clima airtightness system, and typically installed on exterior sheathing, such as gypsum board, CLT, plywood, or OSB. It can be applied in adverse co … read more

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Builder Spotlight - MainStream Corporation

Builder Spotlight - MainStream Corporation

Builder Spotlight - MainStream Corporation Cody and Lisa Farmer are a building science power couple from Colorado who serve as Vice President and President respectively at MainStream Corporation - a construction and materials company with a laser-like focus on Passive House. The Farmers, have also ventured into real estate, an endeavor … read more

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Project Spotlight: Brooklyn Retrofit Window Install

Project Spotlight: Brooklyn Retrofit Window Install

Project Spotlight: Brooklyn Retrofit Window Install Bringing light into an early 1900s home Recently, 475 did an on-site installation support for Duncan Architect’s project in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Duncan himself purchased the 1910 home which is located in the neighborhoods’ Historic Landmarked district and is now being retrofitted … read more

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