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Exterior Articles

What Makes an Exterior Green?
Solar Window Orientation, Seasonal Overhangs...What Makes an Exterior Green? Read More

Testing the Outliers
Wall systems made of tires, straw and log ends seem eccentric, but they’re maturing to embrace best building practices. Read More

The Super Shell
What makes a building shell “super” efficient? That’s a moving target, but German-inspired passive house (or passivhaus) concepts are a good baseline: an airtight building enclosure, extreme insulating values, high-performance fenestration, passive solar heating and natural ventilation. To hit those marks, however, you have very little room for error. Read More



Low maintenance with outdoor options. Read More


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