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Uninsulated toolshed: Air tight or ventilated?

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 22:06
Hi All,Last year I built a very efficient toolshed that was insulated, heated and air tight. I dry it with desiccant as needed.This year, I'm building an uninsulated shed for…
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MXZ-SM36NAMHZ oversized 4 bedroom system short cycling, looking for opinions and suggestions

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 19:50
Facts:Climate Zone 5: Boston4 relatively small bedrooms, 100-140 sqft each. Partial wall/attic insulation in 1930s colonial.Outdoor unit: MXZ-SM36NAMHZIndoor units: MUZ-FS06NA X 4(First floor heated by a MUZ-FH18NAH single head unit…
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FREE WEBINAR – Zero Energy Ready Home Program v2

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 17:56
Hi GBA Members - Here is a FREE opportunity to learn about the new Zero Energy Ready Home Program version 2 through the GreenHome Institute education program and I'll be the…
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Wrapping Air Barrier Under the Trusses – Best Tape/Fabric Solution?

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 16:13
Hey All,What would be a good tape, or fabric, solution for wrapping the exterior air barrier from the sheathing under the trusses and to the interior ceiling.  I was thinking…
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Account Profile – Previously asked Q&A Questions Gone

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 15:23
Hey All,I noticed that there are only 10 of my previously asked Q&A questions displayed in for my profile.  Any idea how to search/find the rest of them?  I tried…
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Lighting & ventilation requirements – NY State

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 14:58
Hello - I have one BR in the plan, which has a small window and it doesn't pass the 8% light requirement.The room is 155sq ft and the window size…
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Proposed double stud wall assembly– looking for feedback

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 13:22
I've decided to DIY the performance upgrades to my house.  It is a 120 year old balloon-framed house in Zone 6 (Massachusetts).  I'd prefer not to use spray foam or…
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Sourcing Window Screens

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 12:22
Tenants in a commercial space have requested window screens.  While I'm not obligated to provide them, I like that they want to open windows while the weather is nice, but…
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ERV Connecting to Ducted Mini Split?

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 12:03
Hi,We have a small basement in Asheville NC that would need a little heating for and fresh air.  I read of this idea and it sounds economical and helpful.  Would…
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Vented insulated cavities in cathedral ceiling. What next?

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 11:32
I'm seeking thoughts on a possibly failing vented cathedral ceiling.  So far I can see it only from the outside.The building appears to have 2x6 rafters, an open plan cathedral…
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Ceiling Framing

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 10:15
Quick question on framing a ceiling to attached 5/8” drywall to. I am going to frame the ceiling using 2”x4” LSL studs. The load is the drywall only. Essentially, this…
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Deck Ledger options? Direct VS standoffs VS Deck Brackets?

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 10:11
Hello, Ive got a few options on my ledger attachment and trying to decide the best route to go. Zone 4 retrofit, new sheathing with 3" polyiso exterior, rain screen…
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Atmospheric & Environmental Chemistry Seminar

Green Homes - Fri, 2023-03-24 10:00
Location: 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge

"Observing Neighborhood-Level Air Pollution Inequality from Space" with Sally Pusede, University of Virginia.... Read more about Atmospheric & Environmental Chemistry Seminar

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Best Wall System for Zone 4 Climate

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 08:21
We are in zone 4 and I’m currently trying to select the wall system we want to use in the hopes to avoid issues with mold. We are primarily heating…
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Megan Wilcots

Green Homes - Fri, 2023-03-24 08:18
Environmental Fellow: 2023-2025
Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow, Arnold Arboretum
PhD, Ecology, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Megan Wilcots researches how the timing and intensity of warming events in the Arctic affects nitrogen fixation and carbon uptake in tundra plant...

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Roxana Shafiee

Green Homes - Fri, 2023-03-24 08:06
Environmental Fellow: 2023-2025
PhD, Environmental Research: Marine Biogeochemistry, University of Oxford

Roxana Shafiee is biogeochemist interested in the global cycling of major and minor elements, and their implications for the climate and biosphere....

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Abigail Ostriker

Green Homes - Fri, 2023-03-24 08:03
Environmental Fellow: 2023-2025
PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Abigail (Abby) Ostriker is an economist studying how individuals, firms, and governments both influence and are affected by environmental risk....

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Anna Lea Albright

Green Homes - Fri, 2023-03-24 08:01
Environmental Fellow: 2023-2025
PhD, Climate Physics, Sorbonne University

Anna Lea Albright uses models, theory, and observations to improve understanding of how clouds and rainfall change as a result of a warming planet....

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The Retrofit Podcast Episode 6: Ashley Murphree

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 07:00
 In this episode of the Retrofit Podcast, host Ryan Shanahan talks with Ashley Murphree, co-owner of Good Bones Design Build in California. They dive deep into her background as…
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Another Rheem/Richmond hybrid water heater exhaust termination rant

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 05:39
I just can't understand why Rheem would sell an exhaust "termination kit" which includes an exhaust hood with NO DAMPER!   In fact, the exhaust hood is stamped: "FRESH AIR INTAKE"…
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