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Thermal Enclosure: Efficient Walls and Airtightness

The thermal enclosure must effectively separate the indoor environment from the outdoor environment. Thorough separation requires high-performance assemblies that control the movement of heat, air, moisture and vapor, including insulating layers that maintain or improve the assembly’s structural, air-, moisture-, and vapor-control properties. Thermal

2016-10-18T21:52:30+00:00 Technical Articles|

HRV System Best Practices

Achieving reliable ventilation effectiveness in relatively tight homes requires a balanced system. Heat recovery ventilators, HRVs, are the optimal home ventilation system for the Northwest. Energy recovery ventilators, ERVs, are better suited for humid climates and do not perform well in our dry summer conditions. Due to complexity and added operational costs, we also don’t

2016-10-18T21:52:30+00:00 Technical Articles|

Mini-Split Technology in New Construction

Mini split technology offers a new range of efficiency and comfort—benefits that previously required higher cost or added complexity. To help you determine which mini-split system is most appropriate for your efficient-home construction project, this guide presents four system options and their respective benefits and challenges. Mini Split

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