insulation and weatherizing

Attic-Insulation Upgrade

Posted on Dec 22 by Christina Glennon

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Seal air leaks first; then add extra insulation for an energy-saving improvement with great bang for the buck

by Mike Guertin

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Making the Green-Building Dean's List

Posted on Dec 22 by Christina Glennon

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LEED for Homes is a new, comprehensive national certification program for green, energy-efficient homes. Builders who’ve tried it like it, but will it change the way houses are built?

Developers in different parts of the country have designed and built houses that meet new national-certification standards for green, energy-efficient building.

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Remodeling for Energy Efficiency

Posted on Dec 22 by Christina Glennon

Home Remedies for Energy Nosebleeds

Posted on Dec 18 by Christina Glennon

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How to cut your energy bills in half

Traditional construction techniques can often leave gaps that can lead to energy losses. You can end up with a home that is heating and cooling the outdoors. Energy specialist Bruce Harley takes a look at some common construction mistakes, and offers solutions to fix them and help you to cut your energy bills.

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The Best Way to Insulate a Rim Joist

Posted on Dec 18 by Christina Glennon

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One of the biggest energy leaks in most houses -- the rim joist

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Energy Efficient from the Ground Up

Posted on Dec 18 by Christina Glennon

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An energy efficient house in Vermont uses SIPs, ICF, solar water, and radiant floor heating

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Does Fiberglass Insulation Still Make Sense?

Posted on Dec 18 by Christina Glennon

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This article takes a close look at the various insulation choices (batts, blow-in, and spray) and discusses their pros, cons and costs.

There is significant talk about air infiltration, the hazard it poses, and the best ways to insulate to avoid it.

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A Fast Foundation for an Addition

Posted on Dec 18 by Christina Glennon

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Thanks to interlocking foam forms, you can form, pour, and insulate any small foundation in a single day

Insulated concrete forms require no special tools, can be set up quickly and are accessible to do-it-yourselfers.

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The Future of Framing is Here

Posted on Dec 18 by Christina Glennon

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Smarter strategies can save money, speed construction, improve energy efficiency, and cut down on job-site waste

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Zero Energy, Infinite Appeal

Posted on Dec 18 by Christina Glennon
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