Insulation & Air Sealing
How to detail the foam at corners and connections when tightening the energy efficiency of an old house
The biggest crack in the house, revisited for #ThrowbackThursday
Wrapping an old house in a blanket of insulation is a no-brainer when you're replacing the roofing and siding anyway
Electrical outlets, plumbing pipes and bathtubs are underestimated in their importance.
The second layer of foam is the air barrier and drainage plane.
New energy codes are coming (very) soon; many states are jumping straight to the most aggressive one
A faster way to build affordable housing in a tropical climate. It is a quick build when compared to standard block and stucco.
The complete video collection on insulating, air sealing, and installing windows in a superinsulated sunroom addition in Wayland, MA
Some do's, don'ts, tips, and tricks on how to deal with obstructions in wall cavities
When talking to homeowners or trade contractors about energy efficient construction this question is inevitable. The answer: Tight houses are good because they lower energy bills and increase comfort. But there's a big BUT
This house is superinsulated with airtight construction methods. I was delighted at the opportunity to look inside the walls, but depressed at the reason why.