Hammer & Hand Shares High Performance Building Lessons Learned with Second Edition of its Best Practices Manual, a Guidebook of Field-Tested Construction Details

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Includes over 200 step-by-step illustrations of building techniques drawn from the firm’s high performance projects in the Pacific Northwest.

Air Sealing Detail

Air Sealing Detail from Best Practices Manual

“We developed the manual in response to needs from our carpenters in the field,” said Dan Whitmore, H&H CPHC and Best Practices Manual author. “We chose to publish it as a way of doing our part to help advance building praxis."

Today Hammer & Hand announced the release of the second edition of its Best Practices Manual, a guidebook of field-tested construction details. A compilation of expertise from Hammer & Hand’s builders and building science practitioners, the manual was created by the firm to guide its work in the field.

“We developed the manual in response to needs from our carpenters in the field,” said Dan Whitmore, H&H Certified Passive House Consultant and Best Practices Manual author. “We chose to publish it as a way of doing our part to help advance building praxis. The feedback from colleagues has been amazing and has helped strengthen this new edition.”

The second edition expands on the first, including all of the original details, some of which have been refined, while adding new techniques and solutions. New additions to the manual include: vented and unvented roof assemblies, parapet walls, flat roof assemblies, air sealing, insulation, wall assemblies, and framing pocket doors and stairs.

The Best Practices Manual website is free to the public and shared under a Creative Commons license. To view the manual and learn more, visit http://hammerandhand.com/best-practices/manual/

About Hammer & Hand
Hammer & Hand is dedicated to inciting evolution in building through service, craft, and science in everything from home remodeling to deep energy retrofits to modernist Passive House structures.

Hammer & Hand – Portland: 1020 Southeast Harrison Street, Portland, OR 97214-4709 | (503) 232-2447
Hammer & Hand – Seattle: 1501 E Madison St #250, Seattle, WA 98122 | (206) 397-0558

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