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Cote - After

The Fruits of Labor: Gut-Rehabbing the Structure and the Lot

May 31, 2010 | Portland, Oregon

When Dan Cote bought this run-down property on Woodstock Avenue in Portland, he wanted to take everything he had learned about high-performance building and building science from his day job as a technician and consultant for Conservation Services Group and pack it into the structure and the lot. He pretty much lived in the middle of his work for the next several years.

Beauty and building science

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Brand New Appearance and Performance for An Older Duplex

May 1, 2010 | Somerville, Massachusetts

By Cador Price-Jones

There are 120 million homes in America, and we need to figure out how to retrofit them for the new reality that we live in. We cannot all choose to move to the country and build a net-zero home and let someone else deal with the existing houses.

A well made case for a new $150,000 “house coat”

HOME Rochester - typical 4-square

Greening the HOME Rochester Program

Apr 20, 2010 | Rochester, New York

How HOME Rochester works
The HOME Rochester Program acquires vacant single-family homes in Rochester NY, typically foreclosures, and rehabilitates them for resale to qualifying first-time homebuyers earning less than 80% of area median income. The program began in 2001 and is recognized as an effective neighborhood stabilization model.

Seville 2 - front after

Atlanta Historic Retrofit

Apr 9, 2010 | Atlanta, Georgia

Honoring an amazing 100-year context

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