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Replacing old AC with a heat pump

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-02 07:23
I have a 2.5 ton AC in my 90s house on the border of zone 5/6a that is getting old so I am trying to come up with a replacement…
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Heat pump water heater experience?

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-02 06:58
Hi all,We'll be installing a 50-gal HPWH in a remodel project which includes transitioning from natural gas to electric space heating and water heating. Hot water load will be small…
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Fixing mistakes of the past, Thermal Store and Fireplace with water jacket

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-02 03:23
Location: South Poland, climate zone 6aHello all, 4 years ago we renovated a wooden \ brick house and did our best to make the house airtight (not tested) and as insulated…
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Maine’s Stretch Energy Code

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-02 02:00
Three municipalities adopt the state's first strectch code but enforcement of even the base code is lagging
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Cathedral ceiling, maximizing my insulation, air sealing, and options for electrical.

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-04-01 20:04
Looking for confirmation of the best options to both re-insulate and air seal a 1980’s timber structure cottage roof/ceiling factoring in some recessed lighting/electrical.  I’m in zone 6 (north of…
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Reroof Redux

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-04-01 19:45
I have a flat mod-bit roof that needs to be replaced. I plan on replacing it with TPO because I also want to add PV.  Currently the roof has a…
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Heat pump upgrade path with old furnace and new AC

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-04-01 18:04
If the AC is new but the furnace is old and likely needs replacement soon, or at least an expensive repair (the inducer is whiny). Is there an economical path…
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Low- or medium-static slim ducted mini split for 2nd floor?

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-04-01 16:49
We're in the process of gathering some estimates for a slim-ducted mini split for our 2nd floor, and we're hoping to get some opinions on whether a low- or medium-static…
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When youth sue to protect the planet and their health

Green Homes - Mon, 2024-04-01 16:00
Location: 677 Huntington Avenue Suite 329, Boston, MA

"When youth sue to protect the planet and their health: Inside a bold legal strategy to fight climate change" with Kari Nadeau, Julia Olson, and Alicia Ely Yamin.

... Read more about When youth sue to protect the planet and their health

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When Youth Sue to Protect the Planet and their Health: Inside a Bold Legal Strategy to Fight Climate Change

Green Homes - Mon, 2024-04-01 16:00
Location: Zoom & Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Last summer, 16 young plaintiffs won a pioneering lawsuit against the state of Montana. Their claim: By failing to consider the climate impact of fossil fuel projects, the state had violated children’s rights to a clean and healthful environment.... Read more about When Youth Sue to Protect the Planet and their Health: Inside a Bold Legal Strategy to Fight Climate Change

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Timber-frame Kit Companies

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-04-01 13:40
Hello, Long time lurker, first time poster -  I am looking to build a house in the New England area.  My husband is a carpenter/contractor and will be doing most…
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Smart air/vapor control membrane needed?

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-04-01 12:10
Ok. I finally air sealed and insulated my living room. Now comes the question of a Smart Vapor/Air barrier. Details My house is 86 years of age. It consists of…
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Ductwork Condensation Potential in Conditioned Attic

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-04-01 12:06
Hello,I'm in climate zone 4A.  Does ductwork need to be insulated to prevent condensation in a conditioned attic when 50 CFM per 1000 sq/ft of attic floor area is being…
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Heat pump water heater placement

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-04-01 11:25
Looking to install a heat pump water heater in a new smallish cabin (1150sf) and want to locate it in a closet inside the bath but with a shared wall…
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HVAC/Plumbing Version of Consumer Reports

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-04-01 08:16
I am in the military and have moved every few years for the last 29 years. For a while now I have used Consumer Reports to help me relatively quickly…
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