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Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...solar panels or super-thick walls, but they easily rank as one of the lower impact home choices. Along with shared heat, they use existing infrastructure (water/sewage/power) and are usually near bus routes and services, making even the worst of them greener than a lot of the 'green' homes that lie outside of urban cen...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...shingles and metal flashings. Skylights and energy efficiency: Any way you slice it, the deck is stacked against skylights in terms of their energy performance . They will add a little bit of heat on sunny days in winter (with the right orientation and angle), but the heat they lose when the sun is down will far ou...