• This smart home is not only energy efficient, but has a moisture management system for exterior walls. Keene Building Products' Driwall Rainscreen was installed to help prevent moisture issues in the exterior walls that can often occur in an airtight building envelope. Driwall Rainscreen is designed to eliminate moisture and moisture vapor in roofing and siding applications. This is done by creating an airspace between the cladding and weather resistant barrier for drainage and ventilation.

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    “On a shady, tree-lined street in Willow Glen—a small, progressive community within San Jose, California—sits a home that looks fairly innocuous from the outside. Stone pavers lead to the front porch of the two-story, 3,200-square-foot new build that rests on a solid bass rock foundation and is dressed with cut veneer stone and a sage green façade. It has attractive architectural features, such as a gable roof, bamboo flooring, and timber front porch columns made of century-old Douglas fir salvaged from San Jose’s recently deconstructed Del Monte cannery, but it may not necessarily stop passersby…”

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    The Smartest Home in San Jose
    By: Jeff Link
    gb&d magazine
    July/August 2013

    Read article here: http://gbdmagazine.com/2013/22-one-sky-homes/