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Contractor Forgot Strongwall Panel Anchors

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-11-17 16:10
I just found out from our GC that the concrete sub didn't place the anchor bolts for the Simpson Strongwall panels.The GC is looking for a solution.I am wondering if…
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Venting at Intersection With Uninsulated Cathedral Roof

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-11-17 16:07
(re-post since I put the first under the wrong topic) Hello community - questions up-front:* How can I prevent soffit-less rafter bays from drawing conditioned air out from the house? (current…
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New ERV smell solution, or am I risking damage to the unit?

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-11-17 13:33
I just installed a Panasonic FV10EC2 ERV and as quite a few people have commented the core has a distinct, and unpleasant chemical smell when new. I know that this…
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Can’t find UNFACED insulation for attic in San Diego- Can I use faced insulation instead?

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-11-17 12:57
20 years ago, everyone in San Diego used Kraft faced fiberglass insulation, with paper side facing in.   Now, science seems to say the paper facing isn't really beneficial and was…
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News Item: USDA Updates Plant Hardiness Map

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-11-17 10:49
Half the country changed zones:https://www.npr.org/2023/11/17/1213600629/-it-feels-like-im-not-crazy-gardeners-arent-surprised-as-usda-updates-key-mapA newly updated government map has many of the nation's gardeners rushing online, Googling what new plants they can grow in their mostly warming regions.It's called…
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Revised Floor Plan Feedback

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-11-17 08:42
Hello everyone!A few months ago I posted an early draft floor plan and you all had lots of wonderful feedback.  I'd like to thank everyone, especially rockies63 and Malcolm Taylor…
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Pre-COP28 Harvard Climate-Health Delegation Briefing

Green Homes - Fri, 2023-11-17 07:00
Location: Hybrid

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Global Health Institute will co-host an in-person climate-health delegation briefing for all Harvard members attending UNFCCC COP28. As space allows, we will invite additional Harvard faculty and Harvard ID holders to join the in-person convening. Students welcome!... Read more about Pre-COP28 Harvard Climate-Health Delegation Briefing

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Planning and Prepping for Basement Flooring

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-11-17 02:00
Managing moisture is key, but choosing the appropriate product and creating a suitable surface are also crucial factors in establishing a long-lasting, comfortable basement floor
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Amber Westerman & The Zero Energy Project Website

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-11-16 17:24
Here's a great website with  lot of information on building a Zero Energy home.https://zeroenergyproject.com/Amber Westerman, who just published an article here, also has a lot of great information on the…
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Our Artificial Nature: Perspectives on Design for an Era of Environmental Change

Green Homes - Thu, 2023-11-16 16:30
Location: Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, GSD, 42 Quincy St., Cambridge

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Our Artificial Nature, featuring Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities core and affiliated research faculty, the GSD hosts a candid dialogue on the trajectory of design research and practice in response to environmental change.

Carson Chan, curator of the concurrent MoMA exhibition Emerging Ecologies: Architecture and the Rise of Environmentalism, will engage GSD faculty in a conversation about past...

Read more about Our Artificial Nature: Perspectives on Design for an Era of Environmental Change
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Our Artificial Nature: Perspectives on Design for an Era of Environmental Change

Green Homes - Thu, 2023-11-16 16:30
Location: GSD, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium

"Our Artificial Nature: Perspectives on Design for an Era of Environmental Change".

... Read more about Our Artificial Nature: Perspectives on Design for an Era of Environmental Change

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Climate Fresk Workshop

Green Homes - Thu, 2023-11-16 16:00
Location: Mather House, 10 Cowperthwaite St., Cambridge

Join us for the famous collaborative experiential FUN game-workshop "Climate Fresk." Climate Fresk is based on the science of the IPCC reports and has been played by more than 1 million people in industry, academia, government and general public, at all levels of responsibilities and climate knowledge, and by 400 Harvard affiliates!... Read more about Climate Fresk Workshop

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Harvard Speaks on Climate Change: Climate & Health

Green Homes - Thu, 2023-11-16 15:30
Location: Zoom

The Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability and the Vice Provost Office for Advances in Learning present Harvard Speaks on Climate Change, a new series featuring Harvard faculty working on different dimensions of the climate challenge. In this upcoming session, Professor Kari Nadeau will delve into the critical intersection of climate and health. Her insights will shed light on the significance of this relationship, especially as we approach COP28, where the topic of health is being addressed for the first time.... Read more about Harvard Speaks on Climate Change: Climate & Health

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Passive Radon System in New Home

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-11-16 15:10
3900 ft2 house with half of the ft2 in the basement with balanced ventilation and a 0.76 ACH50. I just finished my home this summer and have been tracking radon…
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The Conservation of Catastrophe: An Agenda for Research

Green Homes - Thu, 2023-11-16 14:00
Location: CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge

Saptarishi Bandopadhyay is an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a faculty affiliate of the Science, Technology & Society Program at Harvard University, a research Fellow at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research at York University, and a Senior Fellow at Melbourne University Law School.... Read more about The Conservation of Catastrophe: An Agenda for Research

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More Insulation vs. More Airflow

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-11-16 11:32
Better insulation or better airflow in cathedral ceiling? Hello, Looking for some advice about what to do with cathedral ceiling insulation. I’ve read the article and it got me thinking,…
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Low-e Window Film Coating for Glass

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-11-16 11:19
DIY low-e film coatings Anyone aware of low-e window film coatings available to DIY in the U.S.?  I'm not talking about those window insulation films that create a pocket of…
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Place-based Economics and the Clean Energy Transition

Green Homes - Thu, 2023-11-16 10:00
Location: T-520 Nye A, Taubman, 15 Eliot St, Cambridge

The Climate, Energy, and Environment Professional Interest Council (CEEPIC) and Taubman Center for State and Local Government are hosting Kate Gordon for a conversation with Economist Gordon Hanson, Co-Director of the Reimagining the Economy Project.... Read more about Place-based Economics and the Clean Energy Transition

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Trimming window innie

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-11-16 09:08
Hi,I have seen various approach different builder have taken but I am looking for suggestion on how to best trim out my innie windows for my new build homes. The…
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WRB Over Zip R and Insofast

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-11-16 07:46
We are building a ranch with a walkout basement on the south side and "lookout" basement (ie basement with windows above grade) on the west side. From the floor trusses…
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