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From insulation and flashing to exterior sheathing, it’s essential that the envelope of any home be tight, strong, and efficient. Find the latest technology for sturdy, dry, and energy-efficient homes here.

Laura Britt Design home

Opting for a carport rather than a garage ensures noxious fumes remain outside the house. / Photos: Leonid Furmansk

Case Study /
Mar 14, 2019
LeakSmart System

LEAKSMART
The LeakSmart Snap is a whole-home system that detects water leaks or pipe-freezing temperatures, shuts off the home’s supply, and alerts homeowners via a smart device in less than 5 seconds. It installs quickly, the company says, without the need to cut into the main water supply line. A Hub extends the protection, even during power outages.

Feature Article /
Feb 7, 2019
FutureHAUS solar decathlon Dubai exterior

Photo: Thorsen Photography

Feature Article /
Jan 24, 2019
Cloud Bathtub Wetstyle
Feature Article /
Jan 17, 2019
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