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November 13, 2017

Installer Spotlight: American Installations

Innovation in insulation installation… try saying that five times fast. The high performance building industry is in a state of perpetual evolution as technologies change. While architects and general contractors are all affected, insulation contractors are often the ones most caught off-guard by advances in enclosure design and materials. The growing use of smart vapor retarders like INTELLO […]

Project Spotlights

475 On-Site: Frack-Free Housing With Bright Common Architecture

November 10, 2017

We love the work of Bright Common Architecture in Philadelphia. Not only do they do great work, they have taken our banner of Foam-Free building a step further, developing the term “frack-free housing”. What does it mean to be frack-free? It means retrofitting without foam and petroleum-based products, and it means pulling the gas line. […]

Materials & Assemblies

Nature Does it Best: GUTEX Wood Fiberboard Insulation

November 2, 2017

 Wood you like continuous insulation? GUTEX has produced insulating fiberboards 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 chips and shavings and milled wood that has been harvested and grown using sustained forestry management practices. Why Wood? Wood fiber insulation is a safe, natural and […]

Building Community, Thinking Globally

Experience the Future: Visit a Passive House during International Passive House Days

October 18, 2017

You’ve heard of Passive House. You’ve noticed a Passive House job site near you.  Or you’ve read about the growing number of Passive House buildings in magazines, newspapers and blog posts. Now you can experience for yourself, what all the buzz is about. This Nov 10th – 12th, is the annual International Passive House Days event, where owners […]