Month: June 2018

Making thermal performance visible

Earlier this year we designed and built a couple of small wall mockups to demonstrate the differences between the highly-insulated wall assembly we’re using on this project and the typical, code-built wall.  Each mockup is a cross-section so you [...]

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Rainwater management

Rainwater runoff from properties and roads is a major contributor to poor water quality in our aquifers and streams.  The water picks up fertilizers, organic chemicals, debris, and other materials before entering the water table.  LEED recognizes the importance of [...]

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GORE-TEX® for the home!

In early May I wrote about our wall mockups.  Our wall assembly cross-section is designed to keep the house comfortable and dry by providing four important barriers: thermal barrier (keep the home comfortable), water barrier (keep rainwater out), air barrier ([...]

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