- Dynamic Conditions
Performance requirements for wood-framed wall systems have changed considerably. Here’s how to me et today’s conditions and set new standards. Article: EcoHomeMagazine.com - Summer 2008
In my travels I look for companies that demonstrate a commitment to building technology, energy efficiency and social responsibility. When making choices about products and vendors, I encourage you to consider more factors than price. Below are some companies that produce excellent products and have a proven commitment to educating builders, supporting new research, and being corporate leaders in social and environmental responsibility.
With more than 30 years of residential performance on millions of homes, DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® is the world’s leading housewrap. It has the optimum balance of properties for superior performance against the elements. They also have the most extensive nationwide networks of specialist trained to provide all levels of technical assistance across a broad spectrum of topics.
- Andersen Windows
Andersen has been making windows for more than 100 years. Their product quality and focus on innovation is one of the best in the industry. This company had dramatically expanded their product offerings to include most market segments.
- Venmar Ventilation
Venmar Ventilation has been providing high quality products for over 25 years. They have pioneered several innovative strategies for energy recovery and filtration. They have an extensive line of products for all sectors of the building industry.
- ToolBase Services
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- Advanced Wall Framing, 2002
6-page fact sheet by the U.S. Department of Energy
- Efficient Use of Wood in Residential Construction
1998. Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, DC