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Green Homes - Wed, 2024-05-29 11:00
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Our community of scholars works to coordinate, support, and amplify climate and health research.... Read more about Climate and Health Research Network

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Options for removing an unused chimney?

Green Homes 2 - 7 hours 59 min ago
I know it's best to remove our unused chimney because(a) We lose conditioned air.(b) Vent fans cause backdrafts.(c) It's a huge thermal bridge.I think my options are:(1) Remove the exposed…
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How to address gap under window sill

Green Homes 2 - 10 hours 55 min ago
I was pulling trim and notice that there is a gap between the window sill flashing and the vinyl siding channel. See photos.  My plan is to 1) stuff 3/8" or 1/2"…
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Roofing felt under wood siding?

Green Homes 2 - 11 hours 52 min ago
Rather than using the newer synthetic building wraps, I would like to use a 30lb asphalt building paper, taping the plywood seams prior to minimize air leakage. The siding I'm…
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Attic Temperature vs. Outdoor Temperature

Green Homes 2 - 12 hours 27 sec ago
Greetings,Out of curiosity I put a temperature sensor in my attic and graphed the results against the outdoor temperature. It's been warm but not technically summer yet here in Southern…
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Zero-Emission Zones for Fight Against Air Pollution

Green Homes 2 - 20 hours 27 min ago
Early adopters like London, Rotterdam, and Los Angeles have already found effective ways to implement ZEZs
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Sprayed Rim Joist seal with – Open Cell foam ( Zone 5 )

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-05-20 19:20
Hello,I been working on finishing basement, house is 5 years old in Niagara Falls NYRim joist was stuffed with Pink Glass Insulation - and covered with Poly.I removed the fiberglass…
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Vegetative Living Roof – Load Calculations for Flat Roof Joists

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-05-20 15:18
We are moving slowly on construction of our PGH.  I am the general contractor.  The exterior is nearly complete and we are planning to install standard 4" LiveRoof modules on…
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Additional Insulation in Cathedral Ceilings

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-05-20 12:14
Hello,I live in South Louisiana and am preparing for our upcoming hot summer.  I have a new baby at home so am focusing on making the house much more comfortable…
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One wall from 1974

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-05-20 09:13
I'm the homeowner who is renovating this second home for another family member and is currently unoccupied by humans - there is a cat and turtle living there now in…
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NAHB Against Federal Funds for Advanced Energy Codes

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-05-20 02:00
Industry leaders respond to organization’s recent statement that adoption of 2021 IECC will impact housing affordability
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Shubham Housing Development Finance CO.

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2024-05-19 23:53
Shubham.co is a leader in providing housing finance solutions to those with informal incomes. We are amongst the first organizations in India to evolve from document-based underwriting to customized credit…
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Run Radiant pex straight across thickened slab

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2024-05-19 20:23
Hey all,I have a slab on grade we are building with rafiant heat pex.  MNy of the zones traverse a portion of the slab that is thickened to support load…
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Is “sleeper” the correct term for a 2x?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2024-05-19 12:53
Is "sleeper" the correct term for a 2x that is screwed vertically to the top of a existing roof truss, and extends past the outside wall when adding eave overhang…
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HPWH vented to *and* from attic

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2024-05-19 10:32
Question about where to duct air from for a HPWH.  I've looked around a bit, but haven't found an answer to this specific question, in my climate.We are in the…
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Protect new CMU wall from backfill?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2024-05-19 08:04
Hi all, I just had a new CMU wall, ~20" high put up between the finished portion of my basement (slab poured by previous owner) and the portion that is still…
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Exposed Rockwool Comfortbatt in conditioned space?

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2024-05-18 22:38
I believe you are allowed to have exposed Rockwool Comfortboard in your conditioned space. (e.g. as a thermal barrier over rigid foam when used to insulate rim joists in an…
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Second floor radiant heating

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2024-05-18 14:11
Hi,I installed heat pump, staple-up hydronic heating in our first floor (from the crawl space), and we love it. We are now building out our second floor, which right now…
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wall assembly update when re-siding a 1957 split level near Philadelphia PA

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2024-05-18 12:18
Hello,I am looking to re-side my split level house located near Philadelphia PA in the next few years and am looking for advice on how to improve the wall assembly…
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