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Compost water heating

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-07-13 08:39
I’m wondering if anyone here has tried, or makes regular use of compost to heat their home, or water. have read many discussions about how a wood burning fireplace is…
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Solar hot water vs Heat Pump Hot Water

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-07-13 05:49
I'm planning a renovation and had basically resigned myself to using a Heat Pump water heater like Rheem or AO Smith, located in the basement. While watering the garden yesterday…
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Concrete-Free Slab: Foundation-to-Wall Connection

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-07-13 02:00
A cost-effective method for detailing the transition from stem wall to wood-framed wall to meet zero-energy goals
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retrofit stem wall insulation

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-07-12 15:24
We are having a custom home built in cold climate, Zone 6a, with a walkout basement. The slab has 3" PS foam under a 4" slab with hydronic heat tubing…
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Resource or Method for Quick Costing of Cladding

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-07-12 15:12
Evaluating exterior cladding options for a new build in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Does anyone have a suggestion for a quick method to ballpark cost different cladding options such as cement siding…
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Introducing the 2022 Environmental Fellows

Green Homes - Tue, 2022-07-12 14:13
July 12, 2022

HUCE announces new cohort of postdoctoral researchers... Read more about Introducing the 2022 Environmental Fellows

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Heat Pump for Domestic Hot Water and Hydronic Floors

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-07-12 14:03
Putting the question upfront - I have a potential design to use a heat pump water heater as the supply for both domestic hot water and a lightly-loaded hydronic floor…
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High Velocity A/C with Ventilation

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-07-12 11:26
My home is under construction right now. It’s 2,800 square feet, 2 levels, with a great room open to the second floor. I’m leaning towards a high velocity A/C and…
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Job Posting: Lead Carpenter

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-07-12 08:43
Hi all, GBA contributor Josh Salinger is seeking a lead carpenter to work with his team at Birdsmouth Design-Build in Portland, OR. I told him it would be smart to…
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FPSF and Superinsulated

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-07-12 08:33
Hello, we are pretty early in the stages of designing a house.  Going for a relatively simple rectangular shape for the house and garage off the side to create an…
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Russia’s War Is Putting Green Tech Progress in Jeopardy

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-07-12 02:00
Europe relies on Russia to supply nickel and other metals for electric vehicles and other renewable technologies
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Fujitsu Heat Pump Incompatibility

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-07-11 13:33
My HVAC installer recommended a Fujitsu heat pump air handler (AMUG30LMAS) for my new construction house in upstate NY.  We were going to hook up an ERV to the air…
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Pier & Beam Floor Insulation – polyethylene air barrier?

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-07-11 13:14
Finalizing floor insulation details in Zone 2A, pier and beam, totally open crawlspace. Rim joists were insulated during framing. I have a lot of 3" reclaimed felt-faced polyiso on hand…
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Designing a Passive Make-Up Air System

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-07-11 12:54
Hi! I am a DIY homeowner, who is in the middle of a planning project for a new kitchen which I am GCing myself. We are considering purchasing a new, 48”…
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Cut-and-Cobble Unvented Cathedral Ceiling

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-07-11 10:53
I’m an architect working on a single-family modular development in Colorado (climate zone 6).  These houses will be built in the factory and shipped to site.  We have 2:12 shed…
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Unvented Roof Retrofit and Dormer Addition

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-07-11 08:10
We need a new roof on our  CZ5 1998 house and I'm struggling to figure out the right approach.  Our existing wall and roof assemblies aren't great: - Walls are…
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Improving structural integrity of detached 1937 brick garage

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-07-11 07:17
Hi all,Folks were very helpful in my recent insulation thread here: thread may have some useful information that I'll recap:-1937 detached garage with brick walls (8" thick) on concrete…
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Rafter or Flat Ceiling Placement – Roof Insulation Placement Decision

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-07-11 04:44
Hi guys,I have a large connecting hallway in a new addition I'm building that has a vented roof here in Zone 4 (1 hour north of Raleigh).   The small challenge…
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Three rainscreen with HardiePlank questions

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-07-11 03:54
The energy efficient shed project is coming along well and now I'm working on the trim and furring strips before installing siding.  I have a few questions.1) How far from…
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New Products Alert

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-07-11 02:00
Owens Corning introduces PINK Next Gen fiberglass insulation and Hempitecture rolls out its HempWool batts and rigid board
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