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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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Head to Head Heat Test: EPS vs GUTEX vs Mineral Wool

Head to Head Heat Test: EPS vs GUTEX vs Mineral Wool

Head to Head Heat Test: EPS vs GUTEX vs Mineral Wool It’s Hot Outside! (and getting hotter) GUTEX is Superior Summertime Thermal Insulation Building insulation has been largely driven by cold climate performance concerns. We typically ask “What’s the R-Value?” to figure out what the heat loss will be to the outside and how big our … 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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Harvard Unveils Newly Retrofitted HouseZero

Harvard Unveils Newly Retrofitted HouseZero

Harvard Unveils Newly Retrofitted HouseZero Harvard’s New Approach to Studying Green Building Last month, Harvard unveiled its new, state of the art HouseZero building, designed by Norwegian based Snøhetta, an international architecture firm focused on sustainability. The 1940’s structure was newly retrofitted to be highly energy eff … read more

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Gutex vs XPS: Insulating in a Hot House World

Gutex vs XPS: Insulating in a Hot House World

Gutex vs XPS: Insulating in a Hot House World High-Performance Gutex Wood Fiber Insulating Materials Outperform Foam Due to the density and specific heat capacity of wood, Gutex wood fiber insulation is able to far outperform unsustainable and unhealthy materials such as XPS foam insulation. While Gutex has a lower R-value per inch (R … read more

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Sehr Gut(ex): A Tiny House Journey

Sehr Gut(ex): A Tiny House Journey

Sehr Gut(ex): A Tiny House Journey Experiences Using Passive House-Supportive Products on Our Tiny House on Wheels This guest article was written by Rachel and Donovan, the good folks behind tinyhappypeopleblog.com. Go check them out to read more about their experience. Our Tiny Journey Although it’s technically “tiny,” our … read more

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