Green Projects

10. In-field supervision is critical, especially with first-timers

Even after the upfront planning and scopes of work have been agreed upon, some trade partners may still cut corners and make field…

9. Don’t beat up your trade partners

It’s important to remember that with the downturn in the housing market, many trades are suffering. When you ask them to change a building process, you need to remember…

5. Little improvements add up

The lab home aimed to evaluate how effective the use of a well-sealed and integrated exterior housewrap would be toward reaching an aggressive building-envelope leakage rate of 0…

4. Make sure your materials are readily available

Even with commercially available materials, sourcing for a high-performance home can be difficult, since those materials may not be lying around a local…

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