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Barbara Horwitz-Bennet

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Buttoned-up Basements

Posted by Barbara Horwitz-Bennet

Aug 17, 2015 2:37:00 PM

A well-waterproofed and insulated basement offers a plethora of benefits, including improved IAQ, occupant health and lower HVAC bills.

WHILE YOUR CLIENTS may wish to finish their basements so they can squeeze an extra room or two out of their houses, a properly sealed and insulated basement is more than a nice amenity. In fact, finishing these spaces can support better air quality and lower HVAC costs.

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The Truth About Fly Ash

Posted by Barbara Horwitz-Bennet

Feb 6, 2015 7:38:00 PM

Construction materials made with fly ash offer great sustainable and performance benefits, but are they environmentally safe?

THE USE OF FLY ASH IN BUILDING MATERIALS diverts millions of tons of ash from the landfills each year, increases the constructability and durability of concrete and brick, partially replaces energy-intensive Portland cement, and is recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system as a post-industrial recycled material.

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