When designing a single family home in Canada, what is the best type of framing to use in order to reduce carbon emissions/ embodied energy/ wasted material? Is traditional stick frame with dimensional lumber better than using engineered studs/joists (LVL or LSL)? Assuming the engineered lumber has greater strength and depth spans, does this offset the higher embodied energy to produce the engineering vs traditional lumber?
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What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?
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What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?
Posted by Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019 Basements improvements 2 responses