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Staggered wall studs on bottom plate

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-13 20:55
Can't seem to find anything in the codes for amount of stud sitting on top of frost wall above the bottom plate. I'd like to use a 2x12" with 2x4s…
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Arnold Arboretum Director’s Series

Green Homes - Tue, 2022-09-13 17:00
Location:  Livestream & Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre St., Boston

"Journeys: The Arnold Arboretum Meets the World’s Plants and Peoples" with panelists Yota Batsaki, Executive Director, Dumbarton Oaks; Michael Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University; and Andrew Gapinski, Director of Horticulture, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. The discussion will be moderated by William (Ned) Friedman, Director, Arnold Arboretum.... Read more about Arnold Arboretum Director’s Series

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Black/Land: A Conversation

Green Homes - Tue, 2022-09-13 16:30
Location: Gund Hall Piper Auditorium, GSD, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge

Mistinguette Smith, founding director of the Black/Land Project, will discuss her ten years of interviews about how Black people outside the academy describe the meanings they ascribe to their practices of land use and care, followed by a participatory conversation about how race and land shape autonomy, community, and social and environmental regeneration.  

Mistinguette Smith, founding director of the Black/Land Project, will discuss her ten years of interviews about how Black...

Read more about Black/Land: A Conversation
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Insulating the foundation wall at a garage door opening

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-13 13:58
Hi, I'm looking for a details for the edge of slab/foundation wall at a garage door opening. It's a tough spot for both continuity and durability. Thanks,Susan
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High Pressure Heat Pump (AWHP) Recommendations

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-13 13:02
Hi! I am replacing my gas boiler, in a cast iron radiator hydronic system. LG's Therma V and Daikin's Altherma claim to output hot water temps of up to 180…
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Special ClimaTea

Green Homes - Tue, 2022-09-13 10:00
Location: HUCE 440, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

Pedram Hassanzadeh, assistant professor, Rice University, will present "Learning Data-driven Subgrid-scale Models for Geophysical Turbulence: Stability, Extrapolation, and Interpretation."... Read more about Special ClimaTea

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Undisclosed Flood Damage Financially Soaks Home Buyers

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-13 02:00
In New York, hidden costs due to flooding could top $100,000 over the life of a mortgage
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Removing caulk from underneath the bottom flange (window)

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-12 23:22
Hello, our contractor caulked the bottom flanges of our windows before I noticed and asked him to stop.Is there an easy way to remove the caulk from under the bottom…
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Window AC vs minisplit. Which is more effecient?

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-12 21:33
A 1900 square foot house in Novi MI with all windows facing blazing west sun.
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Sourcing Sustainably Produced Plywood

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-12 14:27
I’m building the interior of a van and would like to use as much natural, sustainable and non-toxic materials as possible. Wondering if people might have suggestions on where to…
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Hannah Meredith Teicher

Green Homes - Mon, 2022-09-12 14:01
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Research Interests

Hannah's research is broadly concerned with how mitigation and adaptation to climate change are shaping urban...

Read more about Hannah Meredith Teicherhttps://www.gsd.harvard.edu/person/hannah-teicher/ Gund Hall 334b, 48 Quincy St., Cambridgehteicher@gsd.harvard.edu
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Insulation Advice – Conditioned Attic w/ Kneewalls

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-12 11:15
Hello,New construction in Zone 5. Our plans called for a unfinished attic and I had attic space built into my roof truss system. As an afterthought, my wife and I…
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EPS Colloquium

Green Homes - Mon, 2022-09-12 10:00
Location: Zoom

"Rocky Planet Formation with Primordial H2-Rich Atmospheres: Implications for Super-Earths, Sub-Neptunes and Earth" with Hilke Schlichting Professor in Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences and Dean for Research at UCLA.... Read more about EPS Colloquium

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Energy Policy Seminar

Green Homes - Mon, 2022-09-12 10:00
Location: Zoom & Room 414AB, Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building

James Stock, Harvard's Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability and the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will provide an overview of the new Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability. Meghan O'Sullivan, the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and the Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), will then discuss "The New Geopolitics of Energy."... Read more about Energy Policy Seminar

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Energy Policy Seminar

Green Homes - Mon, 2022-09-12 10:00
Location: Zoom & Room 414AB, Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building

James Stock, Harvard's Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability and the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will provide an overview of the new Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability. Meghan O'Sullivan, the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and the Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), will then discuss "The New Geopolitics of Energy."... Read more about Energy Policy Seminar

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Frequency to change large filters

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-12 09:57
My house has a unique setup - the engineer who lived in the house previously designed the air return to use these massive high MERV filters with deep pleats. The…
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3 Slabs

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-12 09:22
Slab #1 will be in a 3 car garage that will have an apartment upstairs. I plan on conditioning the garage portion "lightly" so it doesn't freeze or get too…
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Vapor barrier question for a cathedral ceiling

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-12 08:34
In my pretty good house renovation I have cathedral ceilings in two rooms.  Starting at the roof, the layers are as follows:1) Steel roofing material2) Furring Strips3) moisture barrier4)Plywood/OSB deck5)…
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Sourcing EPS Foam

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-12 08:05
Just curious where folks tend to source EPS foam board. I set out to find some in the mid-coast Maine area and came up empty handed. Called three regional building…
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Advanced Framing – Wall Stud vs Floor Joist Spacing

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-12 07:24
Hello Everyone - hopefully a quick, simple question.I'm building a 24'x32' workshop and trying to create the framing layout using advanced framing principles.  Trusses will be 24" OC and aligned…
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