The BS* + Beer Show: Permanent Wood Foundations (PWFs)
Though not a new assembly method, PWFs are a possible solution to a modern-day problem—the heavy use of concrete
Deep Energy Retrofit: Focus on the Envelope
You can't expect to cut a home's energy use by 50% without a serious renovation of its exterior envelope. For all its components—walls, roof, foundation, slab—the details need to be worked out.
A Foundation Supports a House While Holding Back Moisture
The Building Envelope
The Envelope and Structure Provide Shelter from Wind, Water, Heat, and Cold