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ZeroEnergy Design: Prioritizing Building Envelope Resilience

ZeroEnergy Design: Prioritizing Building Envelope Resilience This post was written as a collaboration between 475 and ZeroEnergy Design ZeroEnergy Design (ZED) is one of the northeast's leaders in high performance residential design. A self-described "modern green architecture and mechanical design firm", ZED is a rare firm that puts m … read more

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Installer Spotlight: American Installations

Installer Spotlight American Installations Innovation in insulation installation... try saying that five times fast. American Installations rolling up to the job site. Ventilated Rotary Nozzle on the cellulose blower. Cardboard strips used as clamping devices under the staples and a small hole cut into the membrane to allow for insula … 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 This meticulously constructed, beautiful high-performance home will ensure its occupants comfort and durability for decades to come. Photo credit: EASTON+COMBS This home in Egremont, MA integrates many of our recommended best practices - all while achieving aes … read more

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Project Spotlight – Prefab walls for a comfortable, cozy, and quiet Passive House in eastern British Columbia

Project Spotlight – Prefab walls for a comfortable, cozy, and quiet Passive House in eastern British Columbia Erik Olofsson of Erik Olofsson Construction has a vision of elegant and affordable design of the highest quality, reaching the Passive House standard for customers in his harsh Canadian climate.   Erik enlisted the help of Vin … read more

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Low-Energy Commercial Retrofit for High-Energy Kids

Low-Energy Commercial Retrofit for High-Energy Kids Bright Common Architecture and Design Jeremy Avellino of Bright Common Architecture & Design gave us a tour of a beautifully designed play-based arts and enrichment center. Play Arts in Philly, which opened in September, features energy saving techniques inspired by P … read more

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Waterbury VT Municipal Complex uses INTELLO Plus for Foam-Free Enclosure Moisture Control

Waterbury VT Municipal Complex uses INTELLO Plus for Foam-Free Enclosure Moisture Control INTELLO Plus from foundation to roof: all interior walls and ceilings of this building include Pro Clima's airtight smart vapor retarder to ensure that the enclosure maintains high performance for the next 100 years. Note the best practice use o … read more

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