John D. Wagner is an award-winning author of many books and articles about construction, and a frequent contributor to the industry’s leading trade magazines. A sought-after speaker for industry events, he can be contacted at JohnDWagner.com.
There’s a great deal of chatter about reducing regulation. Recently, barbs have been thrown specifically at government requirements for CFLs and low-flow toilets. The anti-regulation proponents insist that Americans should make efficiency choices on...
The outcome of the battle between the NAHB and LEED green home standards should be most important, but only slightly more than the process each standard forces desginers and builders to endure on the way to certification.
Many types of air and moisture barriers exist, so it’s critical to choose the proper material to ensure green home design and construction. Air and water need to be controlled so they don’t infiltrate spaces they’re not supposed to.