Chris Laumer-Giddens
Chris Laumer-Giddens is an Atlanta-based architect, EarthCraft House Technical Advisor, HVAC designer, building science pro, LEED AP and HERS rater. He is an expert in creating homes that function as an integrated system, blending his extensive knowledge of home design with the newest in green building science and new technologies. Chris is the lead designer of The Proud Green Home at Serenbe.

Designing a perfect residential wall (Part 2)

Designing a perfect residential wall (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1 Behind the cladding, we’ve combined ZIP System® products from Huber Engineered Woods and theHome Slicker® ventilating rainscreen from Benjamin Obdyke to provide air, vapor and thermal control layers; ZIP System® R Sheathing + ZIP System Tape...

Designing a perfect residential wall (Part 1)

Designing a perfect residential wall (Part 1)

Atlanta, Georgia has a reputation for getting pretty darn hot, but it can also get pretty dang cold (No snickering from you Northerners, please!). Believe it or not, Atlantans use more energy to heat their homes than they do to cool them.

14 Design don'ts for high performance homes

14 Design don'ts for high performance homes

There are a lot of ways to design a home. Designing one for high performance, though, or even better-than-average performance, has many recommended best practices that are based on a lot of research of homes that have failed because they're...

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