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The Top 3 Myths of Net Zero Construction in Vermont and New Hampshire

The Top 3 Myths of Net Zero Construction in Vermont and New Hampshire 3

Since net zero construction in Vermont and New Hampshire is the latest (and we think greatest) form of residential construction practices, there are some common myths about net zero homes. Let’s dispel these myths: Myth #1) I Need to Compromise on Design This misperception may have drifted over from the auto industry. You may know that…

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Top Questions To Ask A High-Performance Home Builder

Top Questions To Ask A High-Performance Home Builder 4

Top questions to ask when interviewing Builders who claim to be knowledgeable about High Performance construction techniques. How do air barriers differ from vapor barriers? What is a Breathable Vapor Barrier? When and where is a breathable vapor barrier used in a house envelope? When is a breathable vapor barrier not required? What direction does…

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A Tale of Two Houses (Less to Build vs. Less to Own)

A Tale of Two Houses (Less to Build vs. Less to Own) 5

A couple stopped by my office recently and inquired about building a new house. Since we have been building houses for about 40 years, this was no surprise and it also didn’t surprise me that they didn’t have drawings yet. Their thoughts were pretty vague about what they wanted except for two things. They had…

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How Does a Grid-Tied Solar Photovoltaic System Work In Your High Performance Home?

How Does a Grid-Tied Solar Photovoltaic System Work In Your High Performance Home? 7

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems provide clean electricity that has many benefits. Renewable energy is better for the environment, better for your bottom line, and is long lasting. So while it is easy to understand the benefits of clean energy, it is not alwayseasy to understand how it is produced. Certain components required by code have been left out of the following diagram in order…

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Home Downsizing Strategies for Seniors – A Case Study

Home Downsizing Strategies for Seniors – A Case Study 8

My grandparents have downsized…twice! The first time was when they moved to Florida from New Hampshire about 20 years ago. Then they downsized again a couple years ago when they moved back to New Hampshire to share a home they built with my aunt and uncle. Since they are so experienced with downsizing strategies for…

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