Category: Building Science

Is OSB Airtight?
Green Building Advisor December 12, 2014 - UPDATED on August 13, 2015 Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor Musing of an Energy Nerd Contemplating residential energy use Builders and researchers in No [more]
OSB as an Air Barrier
Journal of Light Construction September 2015 Ted Cushman Building codes are getting tougher about airtightness. In the 2012 International Energy Efficiency Code (IEEC), blower-door testing is req [more]
Newspapers, Coffee Cups, and Pop Rocks
One of the major differences in Passive House buildings is insulation. Passive House buildings typically use 2 to 3 times the amount of insulation of a conventional building. Using more insulation in [more]