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Solving Issues of the WRB/AIR Barrier

Solving Issues of the WRB/AIR Barrier | 2020-06-08 | Walls & CeilingsWalls & Ceilings logoWalls & Ceilings logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More…

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The BS* + Beer Show: How to Build a Pretty Good House

For regular readers of GBA, the Pretty Good House is a familiar concept. And the original Pretty Good House tenets of finding the right balance between construction cost and energy performance seems to be a common goal among GBA members. Since Michael Maines’ original article on the topic however, the idea has evolved, and now includes, among other things, the goal of reducing embodied carbon. On this episode of The BS* + Beer Show, Michael, Dan Kolbert, Jeff Adams and Allison Bailes share the spotlight and offer introductions and case studies to the basics (and beyond) of the Pretty Good House concept…

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A Better Box: DIY Projects from Samsung’s New Cardboard Packaging

Five years ago, Samsung recruited brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to rethink their television design: see Finally, a TV We’d Like to Look At. Now Samsung is improving the packaging for the Bouroullec’s Serif and its two other “Lifestyle” TVs. As a way to reduce its environmental footprint, the company has committed to using corrugated cardboard—and also to providing DIY ideas for upcycling the leftover boxes. In lieu of recycling, the cardboard can be turned into shelves, a magazine rack, even a cat house. Buyers get an ideas manual and the packaging itself comes imprinted with a series of dots…

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Twin Gables: A Mid-century Eichler House in Silicon Valley Gets a Minimalist Update

When Isabelle Olson and Matthaeus Krenn toured the twin-gabled mid-century house in Sunnyvale, designed by A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons in 1962 for Eichler, they knew they had found a gem. Only problem was, it had been through several unfortunate renovations, the sum total of which was outdated and off-putting. “A primary goal of the renovation was to peel back the many layers of remodels that had occurred over the previous decades, which meant pulling out shag carpet, mirrored walls, and old cabinetry to make room for a more refined material palette,” says San Francisco-based architect Ryan Leidner, who…

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The Case for EPS

The Case for EPS | 2020-06-05 | Walls & CeilingsWalls & Ceilings logoWalls & Ceilings logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website…

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5 Things You Need to Know About Solar | This Old House: Live

Are you looking to install solar panels on your house, but not sure where to begin? From panel types to financing, we break down the 5 things you need to know about adding solar to your home. Is your house a good candidate for solar? The ideal candidate for solar is a house that has: A New/Young Roof The typical roof lasts about 20-30 years. If your roof is old, please put a new roof on before installing solar on it. Solar systems last at least 25-30 years, or longer. If the roof structure is old, you may need to…

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