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How to Keep Floor Beams Where They Should be - Inside the Airtight Layer

How to Keep Floor Beams Where They Should be - Inside the Airtight Layer

How to Keep Floor Beams Where They Should Be Inside the Airtight Layer You know the air barrier must be continuous, without interruption around the entirety of the conditioned space - inboard of the main insulation layer, thereby keeping the conditioned air within the conditioned space, optimizing efficiency and minimizing the chance … read more

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Breaking the Upfront Cost Barrier

Breaking the Upfront Cost Barrie Part One - Lucas Johnson’s long quest for the holy grail of high performance building Port Townsend Passive House from Artisans Group In his previous career as a green builder, 475’s West Coast Solutions Consultant, Lucas Johnson, was frequently asked to find better alternatives to spray foam … read more

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Why SOLITEX is the best WRB solution

Why SOLITEX is the best WRB solution We often get asked how Proclima's SOLITEX Mento compares to Zip and Tyvek for weather protection. Here's a short answer: SOLITEX Mento ensures the most durable and long lasting walls. That's because it provides a continuous monolithic protective layer that is completely waterproof and airtight, while all … read more

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Airtight In One Minute With EcoCor

Airtight In One Minute With EcoCor Chris Corson and the crew at EcoCor in Searsmont, Maine are brewing a building revolution. Think of it like the modular building version of the Tesla factory. I essentially watched the majority of a building appear over the course of 3 days, built by 5 crew members with laser precision. Passive House, (nearly … read more

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SOLITEX Resource Library

SOLITEX Resource Library Pro Clima SOLITEX exterior membranes are leading the way to higher performance and better energy efficiency in North American construction. SOLITEX products offer unmatched waterproofing, airtightness and outward drying potential for all types of projects. Their exceptional strength and durability make them suitable no … read more

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Marlboro, VT: High Performance House with Vapor-Open Walls and Roof

Marlboro, VT: High Performance House with Vapor-Open Walls and Roof A low-energy project by Michael Einermann, working with Kent Webster of Webster Construction, in Marlboro, VT, elegantly illustrates the simplicity of high-performance construction with vapor open walls and roof. A builder, Michael, together with his wife Jesse, start … read more

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