Insulation & Air Sealing
In this video, the robotic 'narrator' asks multiple questions about construction innovations of the near future.
An item on the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. Item 5.1.2, to be exact ...
Two ways to insulate a brick veneer wall, from the Inside
For cutting rockwool insulation, retire your old bread knife and pick up a pair of these
Rinse off with cold water before the hot shower.
Doubling the square footage of a house while cutting the air leakage in half delivers extraordinary value
Whether using roof trusses or stick framing a roof frame, if you make space above the exterior walls, your energy performance will thank you.
Using theatrical smoke to illustrate air leakage pathways to customers and new employees
Thin foil can block massive amounts of heat transfer, but it needs a massive temperature difference to be effective. So, insulation sort of makes radiant barriers irrelevant.
Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes
The most effective (and easiest) time to detail the air barrier is during the framing stage. If it isn't specified during design, ain't no way the framers are gonna get it right.