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Roofing / Attic insulation questions

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-17 15:50
Hello,I am looking for some advice, suggestions, and inspiration for insulating and re-roofing our home in San Antonio, Texas I have reviewed much of the great content on GBA on this…
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EPDM roofing drip edge

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-17 15:29
I'm putting an EPDM membrane (Carlisle SAT EPDM) on a low-slope (~1.8:12 / 9 degrees) roof.  I've seen plenty of details with various types of edge termination -- generally the…
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Exterior insulation retrofit when there’s no sheathing?

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-17 13:19
Our house was originally built by DIY solar enthusiasts, then later added on to by a clueless architect and builder who created all kinds of challenges. We’re looking at replacing…
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Analyzing current conditions (basement/crawlspace/outside temps)

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-17 12:04
Hi - Current conditions at my house in zone 4Darksky claims -Outside temp: 80 degHumidity: 30%Dew point: 44 degSensor Push in basement - Temp: 69.7 degRelative humidity: 54.6 %Dew point: 52.7…
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Indoor Air Quality and Moisture Control

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-17 12:00
Whole-house dehumidification is critical in energy-efficient houses with tight building envelopes
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Looking for high quality builders in Delaware. Sussex County

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-17 11:26
My wife and I are looking to move to Delaware and we still would like to look at building our home. I am looking for recommendations on builders in the…
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How to install siding to Zip R-Sheathing

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-17 08:10
I am planning on using Zip R-Sheathing. I have read the fasenters should not compress the insulation. How is any kind of siding installed over the sheathing? I do not…
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Southwest Cities Learn to Thrive Amid Drought

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-17 02:00
By embracing innovative strategies for conserving and sourcing water, metro areas can continue to grow
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Rainscreen vented from crawl space

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-16 17:38
I have an old 1800s log home in Maryland. The way they built it was a small layer of stacked stone foundation, 6” max off of the grade. Bed rock…
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Insulation advice for historic rennovation

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-16 17:24
Hello,I am looking for some advice, suggestions, and inspiration for insulating and re-roofing our home in San Antonio, Texas I have reviewed much of the great content on GBA on this…
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Arnold Arboretum Director’s Series

Green Homes - Mon, 2022-05-16 17:00
Location: Livestream & Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre St., Boston

"Life: The Arnold Arboretum as an Institution of Public Health" with panelists Michelle Kondo, Research Social Scientist, UDSA-Forest Service; Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space, City of Boston; and Laurence Cotton, Consulting Producer, “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America,” PBS. The discussion will be moderated by William (Ned) Friedman, Director, Arnold Arboretum.... Read more about Arnold Arboretum Director’s Series

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LVL Ledger-Hung Floor System

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-16 12:00
An assembly for lowering the step-in height to keep the first floor close to grade
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Tying Garage into House Drainage System

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-16 07:16
Hi, Is there any issues or concern with connecting the weeping tile from my detached garage to the house? The reason is the weeping to daylight for the house is…
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Working with Self-Adhering WRBs

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-16 02:00
A rundown of reputable water-resistive barriers and tips for their successful installation
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ZPH Workshop: Sustainable Infrastructure for Climate Action

Green Homes - Sun, 2022-05-15 22:00
Location: Online & Stubbins Room 112, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Join the Zofnass Program for a hybrid workshop dedicated to understanding how climate action is planned and executed at various levels, from the project, systems, networks, building stock, and companies, to the city and country levels. We attach the poster of the event.... Read more about ZPH Workshop: Sustainable Infrastructure for Climate Action

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Foundation and Footer Waterproofing Product

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-05-15 18:28
I have read a few articles on hear, but having a hard time finding some the products mentioned especially locally in Northern NH (zone6). What easy apply product would you…
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Steel Siding on Historic Home

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-05-15 17:48
I’ve taken a lot of advice from this forum and remodeled multiple historic homes on the brink of getting dozed.But this house was my first.  I sprayed 3” of closed…
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Rim Joist Insulation Installation and Existing Foam Board

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-05-15 17:19
Hello community,   I attempted my first home project as a home-owner over the weekend. I guess you can’t call it a fail, because it didn’t even get going. After…
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Bottom nailing fin for innie window?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-05-15 14:04
Hi All, after reading about all of my options on GBA, I'm using the flashing methods described in this YouTube video (https://youtu.be/7OX1_q-P5xw?t=73).  At 1:13, you can see that this method…
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Flooring vapor permeability and concrete foundation drying

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-05-15 13:01
In his book Builders Guide to Cold Climates, Joe Lstiburek sais “if the under slab insulation is not a major vapor diffusion retarder, the slab will be able to dry…
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