Building Science

22-Point Sustainability Checklist for Homes
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22-Point Sustainability Checklist for Homes

AOL Real Estate contributor Sheri Koones lays out a checklist of 22 things to keep... Read more

Solar Battery Systems Combat Utility Fees
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Solar Battery Systems Combat Utility Fees

Arizona solar installers offer products to address new utility rate plans for solar. Read more

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10 Best Cities for Green Homes10 Best Cities for Green Homes

Redfin data scientists analyzed real estate listings and came up with a list of cities with the highest percentage of green homes sold. Read more

Callback Killers: The 15 Best Building-Failure Fixes of the Past Year
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Callback Killers: The 15 Best Building-Failure Fixes of the...

The past 12 months saw a vibrant cross-section of building science tips, tricks,... Read more

Innovative Roof Method Uses Compressed Earth Bricks
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Innovative Roof Method Uses Compressed Earth Bricks

A start-up aiming to build an eco-friendly affordable home for remote locations... Read more

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Natural Ventilation: Just Add Windows?Natural Ventilation: Just Add Windows?

When creating natural ventilation, most designers just add windows but don't consider the wind direction, region, time of year, or sizing of the house, says Kunjan Shah. Read more

Fungus Foam: Mushrooms Entering Insulation Market
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Fungus Foam: Mushrooms Entering Insulation Market

Strong maze-like roots that grow beneath mushrooms are becoming the source of new... Read more

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Top 15 Building-Science Stories of the Past Year Top 15 Building-Science Stories of the Past Year

BUILDER's most viewed building-science stories from the past 12 months.  Read more

Roof Estimates: How Do Sustainable Roofs Rate in Cold Climes?
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Roof Estimates: How Do Sustainable Roofs Rate in Cold Climes?

A new study investigated the impact of rooftop solar, white roofs, and green roofs... Read more

Enphase to Supply 'American Products Only' to PetersenDean
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Enphase to Supply 'American Products Only' to PetersenDean

The solar installer and roofing company recently pledged to only use American-made... Read more

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