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Colliding Worlds: How Cosmic Encounters Shaped Planets and Life

Green Homes - Thu, 2022-04-28 16:00
Location: Zoom & 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History for a book presentation by Simone Marchi, Staff Scientist, Southwest Research Institute, as he discusses his recent book, Colliding Worlds.... Read more about Colliding Worlds: How Cosmic Encounters Shaped Planets and Life

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Crushed concrete as aggregate under basement concrete slab

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-04-28 14:35
Can 3/4 crushed concrete be used under basement concrete slab? The only other option we have is 3/4 bluestone gravel and it’s twice the cost. Thank you.
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The Future of Sustainable Plastics

Green Homes - Thu, 2022-04-28 10:00
Location: Zoom

Join ENRP for the next Global Energy Transition Talk about the future of sustainable plastics, featuring Nicola De Blasio, Senior Fellow at ENRP, and Phoebe Fallon, Harvard College student, who will present the findings of their report, Avoiding a Plastic Pandemic: The Future of Sustainability in a Post COVID-19 World.... Read more about The Future of Sustainable Plastics

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Exterior Peel and Stick Membrane on ABOVE grade ICF Walls

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-04-28 09:53
I'm building an all ICF home in Climate Zone 5.  We're planning to use the manufacturer recommended peel and stick waterproofing membrane before grade.  For the above grade walls, we're…
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Tackling Trash: South Asia’s Informal Waste Economy

Green Homes - Thu, 2022-04-28 08:30
Location: Zoom

Join the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University for a discussion on socioeconomics of waste in South Asia, featuring Lakshmi Narayan, co-founder of SWaCH Cooperative and KKPKP, and Saumya Roy, author of Castaway Mountain.... Read more about Tackling Trash: South Asia’s Informal Waste Economy

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HKS Business & Government Professional Interest Council Seminar

Green Homes - Thu, 2022-04-28 08:00
Location: Zoom

“The Future of the Voluntary Carbon Market: How to Create Accountability, Transparency, and Credibility” with panelists William McDonnell, Chief Operating Officer of The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market); David Antonioli, Chief Executive Officer of Verra; and Ben Rattenbury, VP Policy of Sylvera.... Read more about HKS Business & Government Professional Interest Council Seminar

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Why are the price quotes we’re getting so much higher than what seems typical?

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-04-28 05:42
We've had 2 companies here in VT give us quotes for the cost of installing a system in our home and the prices we are getting from them are 3…
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Embodied Energy of drywall

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-04-28 03:45
As a contractor, in an effort to reduce the embodied energy in the projects I work on, I have always encouraged my clients to avoid foam insulation where possible and…
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Roof Overhangs and Moisture Problems

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-04-28 02:00
Research demonstrates the correlation between roof-overhang depth and wall performance
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Sizing a Mitsubishi mini-split heat pump for heating and cooling

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-04-27 19:55
I am planning on installing a Mistubishi ductless mini-split heat pump for heating and cooling.  I need about 27K-30K BTUs for heating.  I'm trying to figure out if the Mitsubishi…
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Electric Water Heater for Occasional-Use Space

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-04-27 14:53
I'm looking at finishing a mother-in-law apartment over a detached garage. It will be used for an actual mother-in-law and occasional guests, probably max 30 days / year. I'm (newly)…
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Climate, Migration, Gender, and Health Event

Green Homes - Wed, 2022-04-27 11:00
Location: Zoom & Kresge 205

Join Women, Gender & Health Interdisciplinary Concentration at HSPH for an event focused on the connection between climate change and migration from a gender and public health perspective, featuring Caleb Dresser, HSPH C-CHANGE Climate & Human Health Fellow, and Natalia Linos, Acting Director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights.... Read more about Climate, Migration, Gender, and Health Event

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Vapor Diffusion Port for Cathedral Ceilings

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-04-27 10:22
This is reference to Martin Holladay's Vapor Diffusion Port Article from 2018 that has been updated a few times.First, I wanted to thank Mr Holladay's wonderful article outlining the reasoning…
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Air Barrier for a Vented Roof

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-04-27 02:00
A detail for transitioning between an interior smart vapor retarder and exterior wall sheathing
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How Can I find the Best Travel Agency in the UAE?

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-04-26 19:09
That might be a tuff one that many people were asking about this those who were live in the UAE well on the daily basis many people were travelling on…
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How Do I start SEO project management?

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-04-26 18:53
Well, it's a very question that many people were asking that in each firm there is a project manager who has the duty to manage all the things professionally and…
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Understanding NYC’s climate

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-04-26 16:12
I'm a new homeowner trying to wrap my head around how all of this works. One thing that's tripping me up is understanding climate descriptions. People throw around terms like…
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Insulated Vinyl siding/PVC siding and RainScreen

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-04-26 15:20
Context:Siding replacement in small house in wooded mountain area of Western North Carolina – Climate Zone 4 (About 100” average yearly rain).Current siding is board & batten wood (overall thickness:…
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Teaching Climate Change Across Disciplines

Green Homes - Tue, 2022-04-26 15:00
Location: Zoom

"Teaching Climate Change Across Disciplines" with Harvard faculty members Jim StockNoel Michele Holbrook, Mayra Rivera, Lucas Stanczyk, Robert N. Stavins, and Dustin Tingley.... Read more about Teaching Climate Change Across Disciplines

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Attic insulation dilemma

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-04-26 13:23
Hello,I need to insulate my attic (5a climate zone) primarily to reduce heat/cooling loss as my geothermal system struggles to maintain comfortable temperatures during hot or cold periods. That is…
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