Green Building Common Errors

Five errors are especially common when an unseasoned trade contractor tries to build green, according to Mark LaLiberte, a leading expert in building science.  In the January/February issue of EcoHome (also published by Hanley Wood), LaLiberte lists the following.

  • HVAC ducts installed in unconditioned attic or other spaces.
  • Tight homes built without intentional ventilation.
  • Improper flashing and drainage planes for water management.
  • Poorly selected and installed insulation.
  • Wasted resources.  Invest the extra time with your trade partners to calculate and specify precisely the quantities you need.

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