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Climate Crisis, Policy and Passive House

Climate Crisis, Policy and Passive House

policy Climate Crisis, Policy and Passive House A new building opening in New York City is common, but the grand opening of the high-performance affordable HANAC Corona Senior Residence in Corona Queens, this year, was different. This opening was the focus of news organizations, with attendance by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasi … read more

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Nature Does it Best: Gutex Wood Fiberboard Insulation

Nature Does it Best: Gutex Wood Fiberboard Insulation

Nature Does It Best: Gutex Wood Fiberboard Insulation "Wood" you like continuous insulation? Gutex, based in the Black Forest of Germany, has produced insulation from wood for over 85 years. Today, Gutex is a leader in innovative, environmentally-friendly manufacturing. Gutex uses a mixture of post-industrial, recycled wood chi … read more

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Sizing Lunos e² through-wall ventilation units

Sizing Lunos e² through-wall ventilation units

Sizing Lunos e2 through-wall ventilation units Installed in pairs, the Lunos e2 provides a unique high-performance ventilation solution for retrofits and new homes. A Lunos system provides between 9 and 22 cfm, depending on the controller setting - a small amount by any standard. For larger spaces, installing multiple systems can ach … read more

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Reason Foam Fails #7: Unhealthy Off-Gassing & Dust

Reason Foam Fails #7: Unhealthy Off-Gassing & Dust

Reason Foam Fails #7: Unhealthy Off-Gassing & Dust Spray foam throws off two forms of toxic poison: off-gassing of the volatile organic compounds and uncured chemical dust. Spray foam is a two-component chemical system: Part A and Part B. When the chemicals are properly prepared and precisely mixed, under the right site conditi … read more

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How To Prepare For High Performance Windows

How To Prepare For High Performance Windows

How To Prepare For High Performance Windows Windows might make you nervous. They're often big and heavy, yet fragile. And in a high performance building, windows are the most expensive components. But that investment in great windows has a big payoff as well. High performance windows deliver on interior comfort and building efficie … read more

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5 Reasons Why Airtight Drywall Is Obsolete

5 Reasons Why Airtight Drywall Is Obsolete

5 Reasons Why Airtight Drywall Is Obsolete After keeping the rain out, airtightness is the most important thing we can do to make our buildings energy efficient and comfortable - that's a building science fact. A fully functional air barrier is fundamentally important to the proper functioning of the building. Consequently we should t … read more

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