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Energy Policy Seminar

Green Homes - Mon, 2023-03-27 10:00
Location: 414AB, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, 79 JFK St., Cambridge

Eyck Freymann, joint Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative and Columbia University, will present "Chinese Perspectives on Climate Geopolitics."... Read more about Energy Policy Seminar

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EPS Colloquium

Green Homes - Mon, 2023-03-27 10:00
Location: Zoom & Geological Museum 102, Haller Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

Dennis Baldocchi, UC Berkeley, will give a talk (title TBA).... Read more about EPS Colloquium

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Don’t Wine – Put a Cork in It

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-03-27 09:36
Cork! It's awesome. Cork bark is harvested from trees and regrows, and it's carbon sequestering.  I'm in Austin, TX and looking at cork as exterior thermal facade.  Amorim produces it,…
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3/4″ wood paneling directly over studs?

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-03-27 07:41
I'm installing 5/8" plasterbase (blueboard) throughout my new construction, but will be using 3/4" x 6" wainscote @38" height in two rooms. Exterior walls are all insulated with foam at…
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Odor Control Between Floors

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-03-27 02:00
How to prevent the smell of marijuana from entering your unit
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BEAM Calculator – Superior wall basement – surprisingly good?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-03-26 13:09
Attached is the best method I have found for modeling a Superior Walls basement in the BEAM calculator.  I welcome any feedback and hope it is helpful for anyone comparing…
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MasterSeal HLM 5000 alternative

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-03-26 12:52
I have waterproofed my basement walls with HLM 5000 and need to reseal a small area. I'm hesitant to pay $300 for a 5-gallon pail to take care of such…
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Stucco or Plaster with exterior foam installation

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-03-26 11:30
Any advice for stucco/plaster application over an exterior foam sheathed home?  My wall assembly is Zip sheathing with 3" taped Polyiso. I know there are multiple rainscreen products for stucco…
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Wall assembly opinions Zone 5/6

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-03-26 09:44
Hi all.  First, I wanted to say what an invaluable resource this forum has been for research.  Big thanks to everyone who contributes with their expertise.  We're considering a new…
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Off the Wall Question – Climbing Walls, ropes and ladders in a playroom

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-03-26 09:04
I will be installing a climbing wall and other play apparatus for my grandkids in my pretty good house renovation.  Are there particular brands of materials to look for or…
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Finding roofer in SE Michigan who is experienced with rigid roof insulation

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-03-26 07:26
We live in metro Detroit, climate zone 5A, and have a 20 year old roof, original to house and we are original owners.In about 2008, we spray-foamed the roof deck…
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Hot water heater

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-03-26 06:08
I am looking to replace my gas water heater with an electric version, but I am rather confused on the best option. I am deciding between the eco2 / sanco2, a…
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Roller blinds

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-03-26 05:45
I am not sure this forum is the correct place for this question, but I am trying to purchase roller blinds that are as eco friendly as possible. I found…
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Heat Pump Hot Water Heater Spiking Electricity

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2023-03-25 21:46
I have a 60 gallon State brand hybrid heat pump hot water heater model number HPX-66DHPTNE. I’ve used an Emporia Vue energy monitor to track electricity usage since mid December.…
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Installing T&G tight knot cedar 1×6 on a SIPS vaulted ceiling

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2023-03-25 11:58
I plan to install 1 x 6 T&G tight knot cedar on the vaulted ceiling of my SIPS house. If I use a 2 x 4 furring system between the…
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Underground hydronic piping

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2023-03-25 11:38
Is it remotely practical to run a hydronic loop to a separate building in a residential setting? If so, what sort of pipe, insulation, and trenching is typically used? My…
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ASHP vs Geothermal in coastal MA?

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2023-03-25 09:31
I just bought a house near the south coast of MA that's been more or less abandoned for five years. Among other major renovations, I want to replace the old…
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Finding GPS insulation in the Deep South

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2023-03-25 08:27
Building advice is often like garden advice, it applies to a region that is two climate zones farther north from where I live. I have been looking for a source…
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Using basement air for cooling

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2023-03-25 06:39
Just had a heat pump water heater installed. Generally, the basement air is considerably cooler than the rest of the house. Now even more so. Is it worthwhile to stick…
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How do you air seal a thermally-broken floating slab?

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2023-03-25 02:18
Looking at (ignoring the optional R-15 insulation, which I don't have room for), I can't figure out where the air barrier is. Obviously the concrete itself is an air…
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