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Western Specialty Contractors on Rainscreen Systems

Western Specialty Contractors on Rainscreen Systems | 2020-06-10 | 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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Wood Fiber Insulation Launch Pushed to 2021

Builders eager to get their hands on wood fiber insulation produced on this side of the Atlantic will be waiting until the end of next year before it becomes available. GO Lab is now repurposing a shuttered paper mill in Madison, Maine, and is on track to become the first North American producer of a type of insulation that’s available only as a European import. The company, which first announced its plans in 2017, says it will close on $60 million in financing in late July or August. But engineering, financing, and other parts of the business have come together…

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Greenwashing Patrol: Product Retrospective (Part 3)

Free time not being in short supply in these days of sheltering in place, it’s time to review more “Green Police” videos to see how well our reviews and analyses have aged. If you missed the first few rounds of our product retrospective, click here for the original post and here for Volume 2. A few years back, green remodeler Michael Anschel of Minneapolis-based OA Design+Build+Architecture and I made a video series called the “Green Police” for The Journal of Light Construction and Hanley Wood. We reviewed new products with humor, but also a critical eye, and made predictions on…

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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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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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