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Job Closeout Done Well, Part 2

Maintaining an accurate completion list is key to a smooth closeout. Also key is getting your client engaged in that process. Here's how. Read more

Home Performance: What You Need to Know in 7 Videos
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Home Performance: What You Need to Know in 7 Videos

During the 2014 R|D|J show, experts offered insight on providing customers with a... Read more

19% of Respondents to Houzz Poll Call Their Homes Unhealthy
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19% of Respondents to Houzz Poll Call Their Homes Unhealthy

But uncertainty reigns regarding what's at fault, how to solve problems Read more

Tags: Mold, Design, Houzz
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How Duct Leakage Steals Twice

Leaky air ducts in unconditioned places don't just steal from homeowners once, but twice. How? Leakage from supply ducts that run through unconditioned space results in a loss of conditioned air and also creates an imbalance in the house pressure. Read more

Tags: HVAC
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An Old House Gets a New Thermomass Basement

Giving an old house new life can be an exciting project for many contractors, especially for those operating in historical areas. Here's how one contractor did that with a house in the Boston suburbs by installing a Thermomass basement. Read more

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Identifying Poria Fungus

While renovating a home in New Jersey, a contractor found a fungus-like growth in the bathroom. Is it poria? According to one expert, a field test is easier and cheaper than a lab test to find out and if it is the house eating fungus, here's how to stop it. Read more

Tags: Bath
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When the Problem Is Heat

Much like Northern homeowners wanted to keep the heat in and the cold out, those living in the arid Southwest part of the U.S. want to keep the heat out and the cold in. Here are some experts' advice on how to do that without breaking the budget. Read more

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EPA Releases Flood-Resilience Tool

The agency's smart growth approaches can help communities prepare for and recover from disaster. Read more

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How to Do Everything

Want to brush up on your green building know-how? This collection of articles from GREEN BUILDING ADVISOR covers just about everything. Read more

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Tiny Houses Big With U.S. Owners Seeking Economic Freedom

The tiny house trend appears to be picking up steam—especially among homeowners not interested in taking out a mortgage for a larger home. Here's why and how they've made it work for them. Read more

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