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Tilt and Turn Showrooms in New England

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2022-10-28 06:26
Hello!My wife and I are researching windows for our new home and are having trouble finding a showroom with tilt and turn windows.  We are in south eastern New Hampshire.…
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Electricians, Get Ready!

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2022-10-28 02:00
For the next decade, there’s going to be more work than you can handle
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How the Finns detail showers on exterior walls – would this prevent in-wall condensation with AC operating?

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-10-27 22:41
I saw this interesting construction detail on how the Finns put showers on exterior walls. I'm wondering if it is an effective way to avoid the condensation on the backside…
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wall system recommendations for zone-6

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-10-27 22:17
building a house in rutland county vermont.looking for wall system recommendations, few criteria:1. prefer low footprint of something like cellulose (would still consider foam)2. like the idea of something like…
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14th German American Conference

Green Homes - Thu, 2022-10-27 22:00
Location: Online & 79 JFK St., Cambridge

Join the largest student-led Transatlantic Summit at Harvard and discuss global challenges with 100+ high-profile public servants, industry leaders, and academics.... Read more about 14th German American Conference

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Female “project manager” for her small retirement home with a tall ceiling needs help please,

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-10-27 20:09
First, I want to thank everyone who contributes to this forum as I am learning a great deal. I have read everything I can about Cathedral ceilings and find myself…
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ERV/HRV for radon mitigation in old house

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-10-27 18:06
Ours is a 100 year-old, 1660 sqft, two story house with a 710 sqft unconditioned basement in Western Massachusetts (CZ 5). I have done significant amounts of air-sealing and insulating…
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Cathedral Ceiling – Is this a viable plan for vented fiberglass? Or should I consider..

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-10-27 17:10
Hello everyone,Sorry in advance for the long winded post but if anyone has the time for input, I would greatly appreciate. I have tried to do as much due diligence…
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What is the Future of Amazon Forests?

Green Homes - Thu, 2022-10-27 15:00
Location: BioLabs 1080, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

The Harvard Forest and the Harvard University Center for the Environment present the first of two Inaugural Charles Bullard Lectures featuring Susan Trumbore, Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry & Professor of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine.... Read more about What is the Future of Amazon Forests?

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Shed – Foundation and Footing Options

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-10-27 14:50
Hello Again Everyone,I am designing a shed/pump-house to serve in the short-term as temporary storage for building supplies related to house build.  The space will later be divided, by adding…
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micro CHP

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-10-27 13:28
I'm starting to look at microCHP for residential homes of ~ 2500 sf and <5 kW.  My understanding is that for gas heated buildings the mCHP will not compete with…
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HGSE Convening: Education and Climate Action

Green Homes - Thu, 2022-10-27 13:00
Location: Online & Askwith Lecture Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge

Join the Harvard Graduate School of Education for a kick-off convening with education and policy leaders from around the country, where they'll look broadly at how education systems can begin to grapple with their own climate footprint and nurture learning communities that can drive solutions.... Read more about HGSE Convening: Education and Climate Action

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Radiant Heat Overlay on Existing Slab-on-Grade

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-10-27 12:22
I am converting an existing unconditioned garage with a concrete slab-on-grade to a conditioned mudroom with hydronic radiant floor heating and stone tile. The top of slab is approximately 7"…
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The BS* + Beer Show: 3rd Annual Halloween Special

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-10-27 12:00
This episode of the BS* + Beer show is the 3rd Annual Halloween Special featuring Carl Seville and Michael Anschel, a.k.a. The Green Police. From “architorture” to “Frankenwalls” to carpenter…
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HGSE Convening: Education and Climate Action

Green Homes - Thu, 2022-10-27 12:00
Location: Askwith Lecture Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge

Join the Harvard Graduate School of Education for a kick-off convening with education and policy leaders  from around the country, where they'll look broadly at how education systems can begin to grapple with their own climate footprint and nurture learning communities that can drive solutions.... Read more about HGSE Convening: Education and Climate Action

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Double-Stud Wall vs. Zip Sheathing Assembly

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-10-27 09:57
I am designing a house for northern Vermont Climate Zone 6 and am trying to decide between two different wall options: 1) Double 2x4 stud wall (11 1/2" cavity) with…
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HKS Book Talk

Green Homes - Thu, 2022-10-27 08:30
Location: Belfer Center Library, 79 JFK St., Cambridge

Scott M. Moore, Director of China Programs and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss his new book, China's Next Act: How Sustainability and Technology are Reshaping China's Rise and the World's Future.... Read more about HKS Book Talk

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More spray foam: maximum rafter cavity fill vs underfill and covering the rafters

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-10-27 07:50
I live in Nashville, TN, CZ 4. We built an unvented unconditioned attic with complex geometry and three cathedral ceilings! So we are stuck with foam. The quotes we have…
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Location of air barrier in roof assembly

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-10-27 07:50
I have been mentally working on details for a future renovation and have a question about locating an air control layer in the roof assembly.My house is a 1920s semi-detached…
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Four Ways to Duct a Dehumidifier

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-10-27 02:00
From best to pretty good, here are four approaches to ducting for dehumidification
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