The Builder's Guide to Mixed Climates: Details for Design and Construction

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Taunton Press, 2000 - House & Home - 328 pages
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This manual shows the best techniques for energy and resource efficient residential construction in the mixed climates of North America. Lstiburek (a forensic engineer who heads Building Science Massachusetts) discusses choosing the right insulation, heating systems, keeping heat in, air and moisture barriers, exterior wood priming, avoiding cold corners and plates, sealing air barriers, considering drainage planes behind siding, avoiding insulation gaps, and flashing window openings. Contains many diagrams. Spiral wire binding.

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Mixed Climates is appropriate for construction in my part of the world, the San Francisco Bay Area. I relied on it when building the house whose design and construction is chronicled in my own book ... Read full review

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A region's climate is arguably the most important factor to consider when a structure is built. If inappropriate building techniques or materials are used, a house could be uncomfortable, energy ... Read full review


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About the Authors Joseph Lstiburek, an engineer, is a principal with Building Science Corporation in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. John Carmody, an architect, is Associate Director of the Underground Space Center at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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