Advanced framing techniques aid zero-energy ready home performance
Properly applied framing techniques make a big difference in getting homes to zero energy performance, not only by reducing the amount of framing in stud-framed construction, but also by improving the thermal performance of the walls. This provides more room for insulation and reduces thermal bridging—the heat loss that happens 400-percent faster through wood framing than insulation.
Continuous drywall at interior partitions
Rim joist window headers
Continuous sheathing for raised heel trusses