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5 Tricks of the Trade For Thick, Dense-Packed Walls Behind Pro Clima Membranes

5 Tricks of the Trade For Thick, Dense-Packed Walls Behind Pro Clima Membranes

5 Tricks of the Trade For Thick, Dense-Packed Walls Behind Pro Clima Membranes With contributions by Matthew Brennan, National Sales Manager at Thermocell; Jesse Matthews, Quality Control at RDH (formerly carpenter at The Fourth Pig Green and Natural Construction). At 475, a large number of projects we work on use dense-pack cellulo … read more

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The Value of Air and Vapor Control

The Value of Air and Vapor Control

The Value of Air and Vapor Control Foundational Elements Of High Performance Enclosures We’ve heard the chorus of misinformation throughout years of speaking to builders across North America: “Buildings need to breathe – you’ll destroy them if you make them airtight”. “In a cold climate, if you don’t put a vapor barrier on the inside o … read more

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Path Toward Perfection: A Beautiful High-Performance Home in Egremont, MA

Path Toward Perfection: A Beautiful High-Performance Home in Egremont, MA

Path Toward Perfection EASTON COMBS Architect's High-Performance Home in Egremont, MA Project Spotlight: Location: Egremont, Massachusetts, USA Project type: Single-family new construction Builders: Little Deer & Company Architects: EASTON COMBS Architects Assembly: Vented rainscreen - MENTO 1000 - plywood - 12" vertical I-joist str … read more

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Project Spotlight: Phoenix Haus - Launch of the H19 Passive House

Project Spotlight: Phoenix Haus - Launch of the H19 Passive House

Project Spotlight: Phoenix Haus - Launch of the H19 Passive House Project Spotlight Location: Mesa, Colorado, USA Project type: Single-family new construction Prefab Builders: Phoenix Haus Design and Passive House Certification: Shape Architecture Assembly: 2x framed wall with densepack cellulose, continuous wood fiber insulati … read more

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The Ten Golden Rules for Foam-Free Flat Roofs

The Ten Golden Rules for Foam-Free Flat Roofs

Ten Golden Rules for Foam-Free Flat Roofs When insulating a flat roof wood structure, 475's goal, as always, is to do it in the most healthy, structurally sound, durable, and ecologically friendly way - achieving truly high performance. This means we try to generally avoid using foam above or below the roof deck (for more on that, see … read more

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475 On-Site: High Performance Timber Framing with Bellwether Craftsmen of Vermont

475 On-Site: High Performance Timber Framing with Bellwether Craftsmen of Vermont

475 On-Site: High Performance Timber Framing with Bellwether Craftsmen of Vermont Project Spotlight Location: Huntington, Vermont, USA Project type: Single-family new construction Custom Design Builders: Bellwether Craftsmen Assembly: Timber frame, INTELLO X wrapping 2x6 wall with densepack cellulose, continuous Gutex MULTITHERM ext … read more

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