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SOLITEX MENTO - National Building Code of Canada 2015 Compliance

SOLITEX MENTO compliant as sheathing membrane/roof underlayment for National Building Code of Canada 2015 SOLITEX MENTO 1000 and SOLITEX MENTO Plus comply and exceed the requirements of CAN/CGBS 51.32-M "Sheathing, Membrane, Breather Type/ Membrane de revêtement perméable à la vapeur d'eau" as described in the National Building Code of Can … read more

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7 Reasons Why Lightway is the Best Solar Tube

7 Reasons Why Lightway is the Best Solar Tube

7 Reasons Why Lightway is the Best Solar Tube Not everyone in North America is familiar with solar tubes (also known as sun tunnels, sun pipes or light tubes), but luckily the name is self-explanatory: essentially a tube that reflects daylight into spaces that are otherwise dark interior spaces. As a company, we choose to only distribut … read more

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NYC & Vancouver are Climate Agitators: Be One Too

NYC & Vancouver are Climate Agitators: Be One Too

NYC & Vancouver are Climate Agitators: Be One Too Climate action continues to be led by the cities, and Vancouver and New York City have formed perfect bookends of what must become a continent-wide movement if we want to make the progress called for by recent climate science. In the market transformation and disruption underway, e … read more

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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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