Are so-called ‘smart vents’ a solution?
In a cool marine climate, vented attics often have mold on the underside of the roof sheathing
If you install housewrap between exterior rigid foam and wall sheathing, does the housewrap need to be one of the wrinkled or dimpled products?
Windows have a great many functions—and a few quirks
Some builders still worry that air sealing efforts will lead to rot
It makes sense to use copper for door handles and handrails—especially in hospitals
You can use semi-rigid mineral wool—or you can build your house on piers
One-riser stairs are accidents waiting to happen
A few principles to guide designers of high-performance homes
Jordan Goldman is an experienced designer of minisplit heating and cooling systems
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