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Energy Code Update from 1987

Back in the dark ages when I was building homes in Kitsap County, Washington,  I used 2×4 exterior wall, 5/8 plywood exterior sheating, and wall fans. These basic family homes averaged about 1500 square feet. With this new and improved Code that required 2×6 wall, R-30 insulation, heels on trusses, plastic windows, etc, THERE WAS NO DIFFERENCE IN ENERGY USAGE! My point is that if the conscientious builder build good homes, the envelope did not need upgrading.

Later on, I started using Posi-Strut floor trusses I manufactured in Bremerton Busienss Park to capture the duct inside the floors. Really cool system that is now the norm in Weyerhauser tract homes.

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