Natural Building

Brian Knight
Natural building is similar to green building. It seeks to reduce the environmental impact of our dwellings without sacrificing health or comfort. Green building often includes materials that many see as unhealthy or not natural. It's tricky defining natural building systems and we urge people to view the big picture...

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Breathing Walls?

Brian Knight
While most building researchers avoid it, breathable is a term that will not go away. With better building science education, the terminology is on the decline but is still used generically to describe the drying ability of materials, particularly walls. Breathing is generally not a good thing if it includes uncontrolled air...

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