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A number of years ago, we built our first net zero capable house.  It is a super-insulated, carefully air-sealed house heated by mini-split, air sourced heat pumps and sporting a 5.45 kw solar array.  The client recently reached out to me to report her utility...

[caption id="attachment_16357" align="alignleft" width="400"] High performing, durable wall assemblies: Double 2x4 framing carefully air sealed and filled with dense packed cellulose provides high-performing, noise-blocking, long-lasting walls. All our new construction walls are built to this level of performance. [/caption] My accountant is a man of long...

Picture above: Architect’s rendering of our new project in Great Barrington. [caption id="attachment_16309" align="alignleft" width="400"] What can happen when the noble desire to be energy efficient trumps intelligent design.[/caption] For many years we branded ourselves as a green building company, and we defined being green as making...