July 13, 2017

Quick Tip: Install GUTEX Boards + Battens In One Shot

Here’s a quick tip for installing GUTEX woodfiber boards with battens for high performance smart wall assemblies. We have a 2×4 wall with INTELLO Plus already installed on the inboard side as the air barrier system. We begin by pre-cutting battens which are positioned in line with the studs, and screwed through the first row […]

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IDEAL Window Installation – Improving Best Practices

You bought high-performance windows, but is the install going to complement their performance or detract from it? The enclosure insulation, airtightness and moisture control should be continuous. But too often where the window frame meets the building we see breaks in insulation, air leaks and vapor traps – all setting the stage for discomfort, inefficiency and […]

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July 3, 2017

Path Toward Perfection: A Beautiful High-Performance Home in Egremont, MA

Beauty We often talk  about the extensive benefits of high-performance buildings: lower energy costs, more durable structures, reduced maintenance requirements and healthier interior environments.  High-performance strategies can improve the lives of building owners and occupants. Beauty is not as quantifiable perhaps, but it can bring delight to life.  And there is nothing more delightful than working on projects […]

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A Declaration of Independence from Foam Plastic Insulation (2017)

In the spirit of 1776, 475 High Performance Building Supply is proud to reprint an update to our Declaration of Independence from Foam Plastic Insulation, first published for July 4th, in 2013.   (…and picked up by Treehugger).  Enjoy: ———————————————— In BROOKLYN, NY, July 4th, 2017. A DECLARATION. WHEN in the course of constructing and renovating buildings, it […]

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Do More With Less: Your Dense Pack Netting Should Multitask

Dense pack insulation is a great way to insulate – whether it be cellulose, wood fiber (Thermofiber by GUTEX), sheeps’ wool (by HAVELOCK WOOL), or fiberglass. It can guarantee gap-free thermal protection, filling all the nooks and crannies.   And some insulations, like dense pack cellulose and wood fiber, can additionally help buffer moisture loading of your wall […]

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