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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

Giant Robot Ants Could Do Factory Jobs
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Giant Robot Ants Could Do Factory Jobs

Entrepreneur.com's Kim Lachance Shandrow contributes a piece to Fortune that... Read more

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Straw Bale Buildings are Carbon NeutralStraw Bale Buildings are Carbon Neutral

A new study from Solar Energy and Building Physics Lab reveals homes made with straw bale are carbon neutral Read more

Why Are Americans So Lawn Obsessed?
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Why Are Americans So Lawn Obsessed?

The suburban lawn is extraordinarily expensive, wasteful, and bad for the... Read more

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