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Christina Glennon

Recent Articles

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    Building Healthful Homes

    A centuries-old building technique combines timber and clay to create durable homes in New Mexico.

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    Remodeling for Energy Efficiency

    How to prioritize an energy efficiency upgrade to an old house

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    A Better Home Right Now

    This concept home shows how smart design, advanced building practices, and modern technologies improve livability and energy performance When many people envision the house of the future, they might think…

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    Why Add a Tank to a Tankless Water Heater?

    Instant water heaters save energy and offer endless hot water, but not without some problems. A small tank and a big pump can fix the flawsEver been hit by a…

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    New Life for Old Double-Hung Windows

    With new weatherstripping, weights, pulleys, and ropes, you can improve performance without compromising historical authenticity There's a good reason why traditional double-hung windows have long lives: They use a simple…

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    Green Appeal, Craftsman Feel

    Testing an attainable approach to green practices, an architect designs his own home for a friendly fit in a historic districtWhen architect Michael McDonough found the building lot of his…

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    The New Age of Photovoltaics

    Testing an attainable approach to green practices, an architect designs his own home for a friendly fit in a historic districtToday's photovoltaics have come a long way since the solar-energy…

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    Attic-Insulation Upgrade

    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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    A Buyer’s Guide to Bath Fans

    Today's bath fans aren't just quieter than earlier models, they're more efficient, too. Writer Jefferson Kolle explains the types of fans available (ceiling insert, wall-mounted, inline) and the variety of…

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    Cheaper Hot Water

    Yes, you can put your hot-water system on an energy diet; master plumber and author Dave Yates will show you how. Each of the six strategies that he shares in…