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475 On-Site: High Performance Timber Framing with Bellwether Craftsmen of Vermont

475 On-Site: High Performance Timber Framing with Bellwether Craftsmen of Vermont

475 On-Site: High Performance Timber Framing with Bellwether Craftsmen of Vermont Project Spotlight Location: Huntington, Vermont, USA Project type: Single-family new construction Custom Design Builders: Bellwether Craftsmen Assembly: Timber frame, INTELLO X wrapping 2x6 wall with densepack cellulose, continuous Gutex MULTITHERM ext … read more

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ADHERO and VISCONN Flex Their Airtight & Waterproof Might

ADHERO and VISCONN Flex Their Airtight & Waterproof Might

ADHERO and VISCONN Flex Their Airtight & Waterproof Might Although other WRBs may have entered the arena for the ASTM E331 (water infiltration testing) challenge, Pro Clima's ADHERO self-adhered membrane and VISCONN liquid-applied membrane emerge the champions. In independent, third-party tests both succeeded in passing for full 2 hou … read more

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Foam-Free Wall Assembly by Climate Zone

Foam-Free Wall Assembly by Climate Zone

Foam Free Wall Assembly By Climate Zone Guidelines by Climate Zone Spanning eight climate zones, from very hot and humid to subarctic, and desert to rainforest, North America presents widely varied demands on our building enclosures. Anecdotally, there is much written on assemblies in cold climates but not so about hot climates … read more

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Resistance Is Not Futile: Laura Blau and a Legal Win for Passive House Levels of Insulation

Resistance Is Not Futile: Laura Blau and a Legal Win for Passive House Levels of Insulation

Resistance Is Not Futile: Laura Blau and a Legal Win for Passive House Levels of Insulation When Laura Blau had a fine art exhibition in Paris, in the early 1980s, at the American Center, it was requested that two pieces be taken down - the observer saying one looked like a “foetus” (in English: “fetus”), and another like “merde” (tha … read more

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Introduction to Lamilux Skylights

Introduction to Lamilux Skylights

Introduction to Lamilux Skylights Efficient daylighting is fundamental to high-performance sustainable buildings, and nothing brings daylight into a space as effectively as a skylight. The challenge with skylights in a high-performance building is that roof glazing complicates the continuous air barrier that is crucial to minimizing t … read more

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Project Spotlight: Watch Reality TV Drama as Straw Panel Home Is Assembled In A Day

Project Spotlight: Watch Reality TV Drama as Straw Panel Home Is Assembled In A Day

Project Spotlight: Watch Reality TV Drama as Straw Panel Home Is Assembled In A Day Project Spotlight Location: Freehold, New York, USA Project type: Single-family new construction Panel Builders: EcoCocon Builders: Homeowner DIY, Peter & Ashley Jensen Assembly: Straw panel construction with Gutex continuous exterior insulation, … read more

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