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EQO PRO LLC distributor of Ecoraster® Permeable Paver Grid and Bloxx Systems

EQO PRO LLC distributor of Ecoraster® Permeable Paver Grid and Bloxx Systems class=
Ecoraster®  Introducing the original flexible porous plastic paving, designed in Germany and manufactured in North America by Purus NA Ecoraster Inc. With over 20 years of history the manufacturer stands behind the product with the industry’s only 20-year warranty. … Read More »

Go Ducts! How to maximize comfort with duct design and installation

Go Ducts! How to maximize comfort with duct design and installation class=
One of the most difficult problems to fix after construction is when a room is uncomfortable because it gets too much or too little airflow from the central HVAC system. Or even worse, when multiple rooms suffer this condition.… Read More »

Defining High Efficiency Heat Pumps

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Specifying a high efficiency forced air gas furnace is easy because their efficiencies are represented in percentages relative to a theoretical perfect score of 100% AFUE, or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. Earth Advantage Home Certification builders are typically using 90% AFUE furnaces or better. … Read More »

Green Remodeling Projects With Major Aesthetic Appeal

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Don’t think your home has much to do with the environment? Think again.… Read More »

Deconstructing the Past for a Better Future

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A new deconstruction training provided by Earth Advantage on behalf of the City of Portland seeks to bring greater diversity and provide new opportunities to the Portland construction industry.… Read More »

Metro Paint Introduces New Colors to Recycled Paint Palette

Metro Paint Introduces New Colors to Recycled Paint Palette class=
MetroPaint is rolling out two new colors this painting season: the soft, off-white Alpenfrost and a medium Winter Sky grey. Like all MetroPaint, the new colors are blended from discarded latex paint in an effort to keep this reusable resource out of Oregon landfills.… Read More »

Air Leakage Express: The Biggest Hole Most Commonly Missed in a Home

Air Leakage Express: The Biggest Hole Most Commonly Missed in a Home class=
Plumbers tend to make bathtub drain hole cut-outs significantly bigger than the drain pipe to make room for the overflow drain and give the installer room to secure the connections from below. When it comes time for air sealing before insulation is installed, these holes are frequently difficult to access from above - if not altogether impossible once the tub is set. … Read More »

Homes Often Fail Code Inspections Using Non-compliant Materials for Air Sealing

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R-Tech is frequently used to comply with the “six-sided box” requirement in the Thermal Enclosure Checklist (TEC) in areas such as under stair landings, the attic-facing side of knee-walls, as well as behind fireplaces, showers, tubs, and chases. However, some jurisdictions have noted it is not in compliance with the thermal barrier requirement of foam plastic products when installed behind shower and tub enclosures (ORSC R316.4). … Read More »

Three Energy Efficient Upgrades Custom Homeowner Clients Want but Don't Need

Three Energy Efficient Upgrades Custom Homeowner Clients Want but Don't Need class=
Many custom home builders are asked to build homes with design features or specific upgrades the builder wouldn't recommend but ultimately feel obligated to build for their client anyway. When it comes to energy efficiency upgrades cost effectiveness, upkeep, and replacement costs should always be considered.… Read More »

Boral’s Innovation Factory Brings High-Performance Materials

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Boral®, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sustainable building products and construction materials, recently opened its state-of-the-art Research and Development facility in San Antonio, Texas. The new 27,000-sq.-ft. facility supports Boral’s ongoing commitment to bring transformational solutions to market at an accelerated pace. … Read More »
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