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Nearly Net Zero - Green Building, Small Projects, Passive Design, Water Conservation, - EcoHome Magazine

Built with advanced framing techniques, the house is wrapped in 1 inch of polyisocyanurate insulation (2 inches in the roof) to increase R-value and eliminate thermal breaks. The skin of the building is a modified back-vented rainscreen designed to act as a whole-house sun shade while managing moisture. The ¾-inch air vent between the wrap and the exterior skin provides up to 20 degrees of temperature difference even before the insulation is reached, says Saft.

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