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Compressed Earth Blocks have a 12-hour thermal lag. Minimal insulation can cause unique issues like relying on passive solar heating. One idea presented by Lisa Morey from @coloradoearth is to overcome this challenge is implementing a 6/3/6 ratio having a 3" insulation layer as a buffer.

Does anyone have an example they'd like to share of this detail?

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Many homeowners don't even realize how noisy their home is until they've upgraded to high-performance windows. No matter if you are looking for a little quiet meditation time, desiring a productive home office, or want to simply hear the tv at normal levels, windows are a great place to start.

"The windows look great, and wow, it is nice to not have cold air coming through our living room, not to mention how quiet it is. I am so happy with the design and final product." Trisha

Sound Transmission Class (STC): Alpen's standard Zenith Series ZR-9, ZR-7, ZR-6, and ZR-5 fiberglass windows are tested and certified to STC-30 - a full 66% improvement over single-pane windows, and 20% over most dual-pane products. @alpenHPP

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SIGA products were created to withstand freezing temperatures and be installed all year round (as low as 14 F/-10 C). This step in the construction phase will not cause delays during colder months like on a day like today.

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Just another AE brainstorming session between Todd and Craig—aka regular day "outside" the office. 🤔🤔
📍Utah

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