29 Jun '12, 8pm

An article on Green Building in regards to Framing Great tips for a better future! #GreenBuilding #Framing #Building

Green from the Ground Up Best Practices Use less lumber to perform the same function by adopting Advanced Framing Techniques (OVA) Use engineered lumber in place of large-dimension sawn lumber Demand FSC-certified lumber from your supplier Use reclaimed lumber if it is available Give serious consideration to building with SIPs or AAC Frame for the highest practical levels of insulation: the house should exceed energy standards by 50% Avoid light-gauge stell framing on exterior walls unless steps are taken to prevent thermal bridging. Avoid stell framing on exterior walls completely in areas of severe cold.

Full article: http://www.greenbuilding.com/professionals/green-building...

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