31 Jul '12, 12am

#Green housing a baseline build in #Sweden. We should copy the makers of #IKEA shouldn't we? #eco #paradism #dioxin

Update on Jan. 2, 2011: We've corrected the wall stud dimension noted in the caption. Gregory La Vardera, an architect based in Merchantville, New Jersey, has geared his practice – which he operates in tandem with the interior-design practice of his wife, Karen – toward clients who have an interest in modern design or want to elaborate on a historic style. (He is among the contributors to FreeGreen , the architecture firm known for offering downloadable floor plans, some for free, some for a fee.) But he’s also interested in how buildings can be economically built to offer a high degree of energy efficiency, which is why green-building advocates might find his “Letters from Sweden” blog series worth checking out. On Friday, for example, La Vardera focused on wall-construction details (a “baseline” assembly, as he puts it) of a typical factory-built home in Sweden, noting t...

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