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From Post Office To Post-Carbon Future With Emerald Builders

From Post Office To Post-Carbon Future With Emerald Builders

From Post Office To Post-Carbon Future With Emerald Builders Small-Town Woodframe Retrofit Transforms Into A High-Performance Co-Working Space In the mid-coast Maine town of Bowdoinham, the local 1950’s Post Office on Main Street was run down and in dire need of structural work and a facelift. Another developer might have torn it … read more

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Introduction to ADHERO: the Fully-Adhered Membrane

Introduction to ADHERO: the Fully-Adhered Membrane

Introduction to ADHERO: the Fully-Adhered Membrane Self-Adhered, Vapor-Permeable, Highly Durable WRB and Roof underlayment by Pro Clima ADHERO is a self-adhered, monolithic, vapor-permeable membrane, and durable weather resistive barrier from Pro Clima. ADHERO is an ideal weather protection membrane for exterior gypsum-board in commerc … read more

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Winter Freeze Warning: What You Need To Know Before Ordering

Winter Freeze Warning: What You Need To Know Before Ordering

Winter Freeze Warning: What You Need To Know Before Ordering Pro Clima tapes and adhesives have superior properties that perform well in extreme conditions, whether it be hot, cold, wet, or dry. Water-based products can freeze, and although all products with adhesive should be stored above freezing to help ensure they perform best o … read more

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A CLT Home On The Lake

A CLT Home On The Lake

A CLT Home On The Lake Maine-based OPAL Architecture, Research, and Design, led by Matthew O’Malia, continues to trailblaze with innovative Passive House projects. With their Lake Waramaug residence in Connecticut, OPAL collaborated with 475 to achieve a Passive House enclosure that is not just energy-efficient but also carbon negativ … read more

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Building In Fall & Winter?  INTELLO Will Protect You

Building In Fall & Winter?  INTELLO Will Protect You

Building in Fall & Winter? INTELLO Will Protect You So you’re building a high-performance, low energy building - maybe even a Passive House. What's the Problem? INTELLO PLUS Double-Wide intalled in a new build on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Owner: Fred Schreiner; Project Manager: Village Vista Construction; Contractors: D … read more

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Reason Foam Fails #2:  Unacceptable Fire Hazard

Reason Foam Fails #2: Unacceptable Fire Hazard

Reason Foam Fails #2 Unacceptable Fire Hazard Is it really too much to ask that our thermal insulation not be a fire accelerant? After all, thermal insulation can (and should) continuously and completely envelop the buildings we occupy. Foam feeds fires. Foam fails. (See the 13 reasons Foam Fails, here.) For an idea of wha … read more

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