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How to create a dangerous living or working environment…

Stupid contractor tricks…    This is a mistake that can have serious, even deadly consequences.   When you think you have seen it all, there is always something to top it. It amazes me that contractors that claim they are experienced can walk past serious building deficiencies for years and not have a clue there […]

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Continuous Exterior Insulation

PIMA releases technical bulletin on continuous insulation systems in walls  December 20, 2011 e-Mail Print WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) has released a new technical bulletin titled “Continuous Insulation Using Polyiso Wall Sheathing: What it is, what it does and why you need it.” The bulletin outlines best building practices when using […]

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LEED and the future of building at Lake of the Ozarks

By David Braddy LEED GA   While LEED is a common term among architects, engineers & construction trades it is still unclear to many, what it means. LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the measurement & method by which buildings are built to higher standards of sustainability and certified to different levels of […]

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Does a green home really cost more?

There are many components of a green home but the higher price of some materials can be offset by the savings in other areas, through proper planning of your project. This planning starts well before any work starts and it must involve everyone associated with project from the owner, designer or architect, contractor and subcontractors.

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Solar Vapor Drive Season is almost here

First let’s look at a couple of established facts; air carrying water vapor always goes from higher areas of pressure to lower or from more to less, in other words hot humid air always tries to force its way to cooler dryer air.

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Icicles are a sign

Now icicles may be pretty, but do you know what it means if you have them on your house?

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Windows?

Windows are a major component in the building envelope and they are one of the largest costs in making a home weather tight.

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Who does green building benefit?

by David Braddy LEED GA In the 19th and early 20th century Architects and Urban Reformers set out to radically change the way we lived  by improving buildings, streets, neighborhoods and clean water systems to drastically reduce the spread of infectious disease and generally improve public health.  Can you believe there were people back then […]

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One product with many benefits

by David Braddy LEED GA Make your home stronger, energy efficient and healthier with one product Imagine a building product that will make your home stronger, more energy efficient and healthier. The product is closed cell Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF), which is changing the way we build as more benefits are being discovered. A report […]

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Another great video on closed cell spray foam

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