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Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...construction costs are offset by greatly reduced operating costs. In our next post we will outline the reasoning behind this wall design, associated monthly costs, and the concept of the 'sweet spot', which is the optimum level of insulation for a home , proper orientation, and designing for your local climate. There...

Basement Design for walls prevents mold & midlew when renovating & finishing
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...construction, Professor John Straube of the University of Waterloo dubbed this typical type of wall assembly a "mold incubation chamber". For further convincing on the topic, read 'Built wrong from the start' by Joseph Lstiburek of the Building Science Corporation. Better basement insulation techniques: The materia...