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Swedish Developer Has Designs for New Neighborhood Made From Mass Timber

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2023-11-22 02:00
Stockholm Wood City will span 25 blocks in a former industrial area of the capital city
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Foam boards to air seal attic floor

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2023-11-21 20:34
Anything wrong with using rigid foam panels taped and spray foamed to air seal a true attic floor? Additional insulation on top. It will be unused space.Zone 5. Our 2x8…
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Home Performance – Corbett & Grace Lunsford New Series on the Scientific Study of Home Chemistry

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2023-11-21 16:49
This video is an overview of what’s coming up in a new series on Corbett and Grace Lunsford’s Home Performance Youtube channel, and it’s about “Home Chemistry”. Over the last…
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Do you seal the sill interior if you’ve sealed the sill on the exterior?

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2023-11-21 09:09
Don't laugh. Don't make we mental gymnastic the title again :)I applied Prosoco Joint stuff on the exterior on the seal and then put Siga Fentrim overlapping this onto the…
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Recommended or your practice for best product on air sealing new windows?

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2023-11-21 08:49
Hey all,I'm putting my nail fin windows in today. I think I have the outside understood okay at this point.Once the exterior is all finished...I'm not sure what is best…
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Ecosystems as Infrastructure: A New Way of Looking at Climate Resilience

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2023-11-21 02:00
Landscape architect Kate Orff works on rebuilding natural systems to help communities and cities reduce their climate risks. Places with interwoven ecological systems, she says, are more resilient and better able both to respond to emergencies and adapt for the future.
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Plan Review – Zone 5a, ~800sqft

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-20 17:36
Hello everyone, I am here for a general plan review and a specific roof question.  The county has approved my plans, but I think you all might have a more…
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A mostly foam free cathedral ceiling question

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-20 15:28
Hello all,First, thanks to everyone who has commented on my prior questions (Akos in particular).  This is site is a remarkable resource.  I'm in the process of a major renovation of…
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How Much Will Global Warming Cool Global Growth?

Green Homes - Mon, 2023-11-20 13:00
Location: Hansen-Mason Room (Littauer Third Floor Lounge), Littauer Center of Public Administration, 1805 Cambridge St., Cambridge

Seminar in International Trade Economics: "How Much Will Global Warming Cool Global Growth?" with Ishan NathEconomist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.... Read more about How Much Will Global Warming Cool Global Growth?

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Leaking Replacement Window

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-20 12:48
Window leak with aluminum siding and replacement window Hey all, While working on the addition to wife protectively and successfully let me know a window on the second floor…
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Bedroom to Bathroom Height Transition and Thresholds

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-20 12:13
Bathroom remodels often have some height transition.  Our previous bathroom remodel required a 1/2" step up which is barely noticeable (we used a small tapered transition strip) an nobody has…
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Exterior and Interior Roof Insulation – Potential problems with a two step delayed project?

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-20 11:07
I have a one and a half story in zone 4.  Pretty typical with these constructions, I have issues with ice damming.  The house has a vented shingled roof with…
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Effects of Non-Native Honeybees on Plants and Pollinators in a Biodiversity Hotspot

Green Homes - Mon, 2023-11-20 10:10
Location: Weld Hill Lecture Hall, Arnold Arboretum, 1300 Centre Street, Boston

Please join us Monday, for Effects of non-native honeybees on plants and pollinators in a biodiversity hotspot with Joshua Kohn, Professor Emeritus, UC San Diego.... Read more about Effects of Non-Native Honeybees on Plants and Pollinators in a Biodiversity Hotspot

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Energy Policy Seminar

Green Homes - Mon, 2023-11-20 10:00
Location: Room 414AB, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, HKS, 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

"Electrification of Heating and Transport: Uncovering the Pivotal Role of User Behavior" with Christine Gschwendtner, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Belfer Center.

... Read more about Energy Policy Seminar

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“Automatic” drywall finishing tools worthwhile?

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-20 09:54
My drywall finishing experience has all been small areas done with basic hand tools, but I'm now looking at doing my entire 2nd floor -- I attempted to get quotes…
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air sealing electrical boxes…from the inside or outside?

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-20 05:30
For better air-sealing I have gone with surface mounted flush lights as opposed to recess cans but still need to seal the junction boxes in the ceiling.  I am at…
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SANCO2 Heat Pump Water Heater

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-20 02:00
Some feedback from the field regarding the SANCO2 HPWH, a newer option for pros spec'ing high-performance mechanical equipment
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Thermostatic By-Pass Valve for Hydronic Baseboard Heat

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-20 00:22
Thank you to everyone who contributes to this forum. I have learned a lot from you. I am hoping to add by-pass valves on two of the five baseboards in my…
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Vented cathedral ceiling except 2 rafter bays

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-11-19 21:55
We have an early 1900 bungalow that we are looking at converting the attic this winter.Gable roof, 8:12 pitch. I was planning on keeping the assembly vented (soffit vents with…
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Alaska Cold Climate Housing Research Center & Analysis North: Heat Pump Calculator

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-11-19 15:15
Recently there has been some Govt pushback in Canada from Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe who says that heat pumps won't work in the cold prairie climate and therefore his Govt…
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