Along with the walls and framing, a very important element in a high performance home is the subfloor system and the sheathing used.
Air and water will find their way into any building. But smart builders provide a path that reduces the opportunity for damage to the other parts of the structure.
Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction as part of the building science that will result in a high performance home.
As new building codes call for continuous insulation and air sealing, building professionals are looking for ways to meet codes with fewer steps.
The envelope of the Proud Green Home St Louis is designed and constructed to guarantee that the home will not only resist weather but perform effectively and efficiently.
While system components such as the HVAC will likely be upgraded in the future with technology advances, it makes sense to invest in building a better thermal envelope.
Huber Engineered Woods is known for their high-performance flooring panel, AdvanTech, and the ZIP System sheathing and tape system. Beth Straeten, Marketing Manager for Huber Engineered Woods, introduces the ZIP System Radiant Barrier. Combining the ZIP System technology with Radiant...
Luis Imery, builder of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, gives a tour of some the advanced framing techniques used on the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. This techniques result in less lumber used and greater opportunity for insulation and...
Meet a firm that provides lumber from its own forest, replanting trees as it goes.