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Passive House installation in Austin, Texas. Featuring ZIP System, Rockwool, ThermalBuck, and Alpen high performance windows. [Photo Credit:  Built Green Custom Homes ]

ThermalBuck Installation Stories

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We’ve been across the U.S. and Canada, working with customers to show them how easy it is to install ThermalBuck. No matter what part of the country, or which climate – architects, builders, and homeowners are recognizing the benefits of building with exterior insulation, and that calls for ThermalBuck. Ideal for mineral wool, polyiso, EPS and XPS, ThermalBuck solves the challenge of installing windows with exterior insulation, and integrates with your wall assembly. 

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“I just wanted to have as thermally-efficient a home as I could afford. I wanted to stop all of the thermal bridging that I could.”

-Thomas Griffiths, Homeowner, Engineer, Hardware Store Owner 

Planning the Energy-Efficient Window Installation 

Doing most of the work themselves, the Griffiths wanted to invest that savings into large, high-performance windows, to bring the beauty of the setting into the home. They selected Alpen triple pane windows, utilizing suspended coated film technology. These insulated fiberglass frame windows offer an R-6 thermal performance, and customized glazing for each window. ThermalBuck supports the weight of the windows, insulates the mounting point, and protects the integrity of the installation. 

For more videos, photos, and details about this build, read The Do-It-Yourself, Energy-Efficient Dream Home. 

“You couldn’t seal a wood buck like that. The payoff is substantially better with ThermalBuck”

-Bill McKnight, Building Scientist, Energy Conservation Specialists

BRINC Products Featured in GreenBuilt Home Tour

The Illinois Green Alliance has announced that its 2020 GreenBuilt Home Tour is going virtual – and we’re a part of it! This year’s event features four unique online sessions that focus on 12 different green home projects across Illinois. Each online event has a theme: passive house design, all-electric… Read more

Texas Builder’s Passion for Passive House Comes to Life

Most people would assume it makes zero sense to build a passive house in a hot, humid climate. The indoor/outdoor temperate differences aren’t as extreme as they tend to be in other climate zones. But a passive house still offers a huge performance increase from traditional building methods, and a… Read more

Tiny House – Big Impact

Our first ThermalBuck installation in a tiny house is a big deal. And when you’re lucky enough to have a passionate do-it-yourself duo like Jesse Taylor and his father Bernard working together on the project, it becomes more than a job site, it’s a story. Not Your Average Treehouse Jesse’s… Read more

Building an Affordable, High-Performance Home

Working for Habitat for Humanity is a life-changing experience. We knew going into the high-performance home build in Randolph, Vermont, that the work was important. Affordable housing is one of the most critical issues in communities all over the world – and Vermont is no exception. But what we didn’t… Read more

Training Day: GMP Rutland Innovation Home

We’re proud ThermalBuck is an important component of the most energy-efficient house in Vermont, the Green Mountain Power Rutland Innovation Home. It’s a one-of-a-kind project: a contest created by a utility company, giving away a brand new home to the winning entry of an essay competition. They’re looking for the right person who… Read more

Net Zero Energy Retrofit in Vermont - Ready for Roxul

Perfecting an Energy-Efficient Haven in Vermont

It’s a pleasure to work with architects to solve the challenges of retrofitting existing structures. When they specify ThermalBuck for their own personal projects, it becomes a real privilege. Alan Benoit, Principal Architect, Sustainable Design of Vermont, chose ThermalBuck to mount his energy efficient windows for his net-zero energy office space, and… Read more