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2015 Greenbuild Unity Home to Offer Affordable Sustainability
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2015 Greenbuild Unity Home to Offer Affordable Sustainability

Designed and built by Unity Homes, the game-changing Greenbuild demonstration... Read more

Keep it Dry: How to Manage Moisture with Rainscreens
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Keep it Dry: How to Manage Moisture with Rainscreens

Ever wondered how rainscreens work? JLC’s Matt Risinger rounds up some of his... Read more

New ICF Blocks Made from Recycled Styrofoam
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New ICF Blocks Made from Recycled Styrofoam

In Portland, Ore., BluBloc has developed a new insulated concrete form that's 85%... Read more

How BIM Software is Changing the Home Building Industry
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How BIM Software is Changing the Home Building Industry

Clark Ellis, Principal and Co-Founder at the Continuum Advisory Group, explains... Read more

Study Says Solar Can Power the World
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Study Says Solar Can Power the World

Massive solar adoption will be key to addressing climate change, but research,... Read more

Housewrap 101
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Housewrap 101

Today’s tighter houses require better moisture control. Here are some of the best... Read more

How Will You Meet Code for Air Sealing and Duct Leakage?
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How Will You Meet Code for Air Sealing and Duct Leakage?

A relatively new BPI certification helps builders meet the stringent, new IECC... Read more

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New Passive House Software Available for Free
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New Passive House Software Available for Free

Ever wanted to explore Passive House principles? Now you can try the software for... Read more

This Kit Turns Old Houses Into Zero-Energy Homes--For Free
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This Kit Turns Old Houses Into Zero-Energy Homes--For Free

The dream of net-zero homes becomes a reality with this smart efficiency retrofit... Read more

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