Holes in walls amount to big walls full of holes unless you seal the hole after you make it
HVAC & Mechanicals
Direct the heat toward the feet
Built tight and verify. And then ventilate.
Floor plan dictates hood placement, roof framing dictates fan placement
Everything there is to know (well, almost) about blower door testing with a few engineer-y jokes along the way.
A tight path to the outdoors keeps the indoors fresh and you can call it a day because you’re one step closer to the Energy Star.
A super efficient heat pump with a GWP of 1
Like kitchen & bath remodels, it involves plumbing, ventilation, electrical upgrades, waterproofing, and building inspectors
You can dig in to the roof without adding more insulation, but you can't dig far
Be economical, direct, and don't get kinky.
Yes. Brett Singer, a scientist with the Indoor Environmental Group at Berkeley Lab explains how pollutants get into the air from cooking and his group's research to clear the way for a rating system for range hoods.
Soffits should be tight boxes hidden in your ceiling.
But some buckets are more relative
Tightening an old house or building a tight new one means that you can't leave ventilation to random leaks anymore. You have to control it.