Revisiting the Passive Solar Debate
Is it possible to incorporate passive solar design principles when construction plans are underway?
Giving a Heat Pump an Occasional Boost
How to solve a two-week-a-year performance problem
Fiberglass Dust in the Attic
Fiberglass dust may have entered the HVAC system. Should the homeowner be worried about indoor air quality?
Radiant Barrier vs. Attic Exhaust Fan
A California homeowner gets conflicting advice on how to lower attic temperatures. Who's right?
Comparing Wood and ICF Construction
Are insulating concrete forms competitive in cost with wood-frame construction?
The Future of Log Homes
As more builders embrace high-performance enclosures, will this venerable building type fade away?
Double-Stud Wall vs. Exterior Insulation
A high-performance wall assembly is a given, but which one makes the most sense?
Water and a Permanent Wood Foundation
What to do when an old PWF shows signs of water infiltration
A Shortcut for Whole-House Air Conditioning
To save money, a homeowner wants to use a fan with a thermostat to circulate cool air
Rotting Walls in a SIP House
A project to add a deck uncovers decay. Now what?