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Sustainable Build

Episode 4: Benefits of Double-Stud Walls

A builder-friendly assembly with high R-value, built-in thermal break, and potential to store carbon

BCP Green Builders project manager Ben Bogie explains how double-stud walls help meet the energy performance goals of this net-positive home being built in Upstate New York. He also talks about the attributes that make this his go-to assembly, including its familiar framing for carpenters, extra-deep insulation cavity, and inherent thermal break. We see ZIP System sheathing being installed and learn why it was used as the primary air barrier.


Ben Bogie is a second-generation high-performance-building obsessive working as a project manager for BPC Green Builders of Wilton, CT.


  1. Adam F | | #1

    Enjoying this series quite a lot. What made you all decide to go with Zip over something with more perms, like Plywood and adhered WRB?

  2. BoxFactory | | #2

    I am also truly enjoying this series, and would like to learn more about the above question.

  3. Deleted | | #3


  4. Brendan Kavanagh | | #4

    So well done, great work everyone!

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