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Atlanta Historic Retrofit

Apr 9, 2010 | Atlanta, Georgia

Honoring an amazing 100-year context

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A Green Bath Retrofit: From Structure to Finish

Apr 1, 2010 | Brattleboro, Vermont

Our second-floor, 50-square-foot full bathroom provides the only bathing in this 100-year-old house, so we had to make it work. We wanted to make the room feel bigger and deal with what we were sure was structural damage around the toilet. Underneath several layers of failing linoleum, we found the original beautiful yellow birch flooring, but also floor framing so compromised that the toilet waste line was "structural."

Holmes - After

From ‘Tea House’ to Tight House

Mar 21, 2010 | Marlboro, Vermont

By Doug Snyder

In 2008, contractor Dwight Holmes went to work with homeowner Mary Sargent on a deep energy retrofit of her 1917 “Tea House.” Nestled into a hillside apple orchard in Vermont, the building was originally constructed as a private, summer-only, communal dining and entertainment hall with living quarters for servant help. The house included many doors and large single-pane French windows to allow summer breezes to pass through the building. While this is ideal for the summertime, maintaining a livable temperature indoors during Vermont winters was a challenge.

Lancaster townhouse kitchen

A Net-Zero Townhouse in Oakland

Feb 18, 2010 | Oakland, California

Not many projects achieve HERS 0, especially on a small urban infill site. But that's the score achieved by the Lancaster Live/Work Townhome, a recently completed (Fall 2009) project in Oakland, Calif.

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