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Project Spotlight: Net-Zero, Gas-Free PA Prefab Home by  EcoCraft Homes

Project Spotlight: Net-Zero, Gas-Free PA Prefab Home by EcoCraft Homes

Project Spotlight: Net-Zero, Gas-Free PA Prefab Home by EcoCraft Homes Bill Spohn has worked in the building performance industry for 30 years and is a majority owner of TruTech Tools, a distributor of blower doors, duct testers, infrared cameras, data loggers, and a TON of HVAC tools and instruments. In addition to running his blog, … read more

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Building Panels With Only Wood, Straw, and Smart Vapor Control

Building Panels With Only Wood, Straw, and Smart Vapor Control

Building Panels With Only Wood, Straw, and Smart Vapor Control Project Spotlight Location: Leyden, MA Architect: Michael Dobler Panel Builders: New Frameworks, HELM Builders General Contractor: Holden Builders Project Details Bottom of wall Window sill Window head Top of wall Fighting Climate Change … read more

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Positive News For a Carbon-Negative World

Positive News For a Carbon-Negative World

Positive News For a Carbon-Negative World More Passive House buildings are being built and certified across North America. With the help of local organizations like Passive House California, and the 2020 Title 24 updates, the Golden State is pushing the envelope in building efficiency. These building codes are squarely aimed at lowe … read more

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Bringing Light into a Historic Toronto Home

Bringing Light into a Historic Toronto Home

Bringing Light into a Historic Toronto Home This project from Architect Terrell Wong tackles two great green measures right away: as a renovation, it transforms a historic building into a newly updated efficient building (the greenest building is the one already there), and it converted this single-family into a two-family (yay for … read more

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Most-Read Blog Posts of 2019

Most-Read Blog Posts of 2019

475's Top Ten Most-Read Blog Posts of 2019 Popularity may be a metric best left in high school, yet, in the age of web analytics, we can’t help but wonder who our audience voted Most Likely To Succeed. By the numbers, here’s what you and your fellow 475 blog readers were most interested in. What’s your favorite post, and why? Is yours … read more

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New Day School Brings A New Day for Early Education

New Day School Brings A New Day for Early Education

New Day School Brings A New Day for Early Education When New Day School, a Neo-Humanist preschool in Southeast Portland Oregon, looked for a team to execute the design and renovation of their Kishalay Building, Green Hammer Design Build’s passion for stewardship, balance and wellbeing was in harmony with the school’s own focus on co … read more

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