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Six Proven Ways to Build Energy-Smart Walls


Whether you build new homes or remodel, these alternative framing techniques will allow you to reach R-40 or better

If we look even a mere 20 years into the future, we’ll see a very different world. For one thing, fossil-fuel-based energy will be much less abundant and much more expensive as we become independent of foreign oil. Eventually, we will be living in a world without oil. But the places we live in last a lot longer than 20 years, so we should start thinking now about how to construct houses that will function in a post-petroleum economy.

[To read more of Bruce Coldham’s article from the December 2009/January 2010 issue of Fine Hombuilding, click the link below.]

Six Proven Ways to Build Energy Smart Walls.pdf

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