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How to beat the cold? Insulation!

By Nick Baker, EIT, LEED AP BD+C I’m probably not the first to say, but our Seattle winter started off with an unusually crisp chill in the air! I know it’s the middle of winter, which is the cold season, but here in Seattle the temperature has been significantly colder than normal. For example, I […]

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Thermal Bridging: Mitigating a Necessary Evil

By John Taylor, P.E., LEED AP BD+C These days in architecture and engineering circles, you hear a lot about thermal bridging and how it affects energy efficiency in buildings. Some estimates put the reduction to some buildings’ stated insulation value as high as 50% due to thermal bridging. While this figure is somewhat subjective, it’s […]

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