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Basement Floor Insulation Strategy – Above and Beneath?

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2023-11-14 13:50
Designing a new home in CZ5. Consultant recommended insulating both below and above basement foundation for comfort and minimizing potential moisture issues. I know it's code where I am to insulate…
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Target CFM for a mini-split

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2023-11-14 09:34
We are doing a full renovation of a 3-story stone carriage house (built 1903) outside Philadelphia.  2000 ft2 per floor w/ 9.5' ceilings on main floor.  Due to ducting difficulties,…
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Building Resilience, BRIC by BRIC: BRIC’s Fourth Year

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2023-11-14 02:00
FEMA has released the fourth Notice of Funding Opportunity for BRIC. Let's take a look at what's new for this grant cycle.
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Ventilate right V Crack the windows

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-13 21:17
30x32 open concept + loft 3.5/12 single pitch9' walkout basementHearthstone 40 in kitchen NE 1st floorPossible custom masonry heater 8x4  (footed) could sub for hearthstone Mansfield or pellet stoveBuilt tight. …
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Attic Floor with Closed Cell on Undersurface Ventilated Attic

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-13 20:46
Planning for ventilated attic above second level.Mechanicals would be in closet on second level. Ducting would be within ventilated attic. Would seal ducting with closed cell as needed.I understand ideally…
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Wild Life: Film Screening & Discussion

Green Homes - Mon, 2023-11-13 16:00
Location: James Room, Swartz Hall, 45 Francis Dr., Cambridge

Join HDS and the Constellation Project for a public screening of Oscar-winning filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin's extraordinary film "Wild Life"—a story of love, wildness, and restoration in Chile and Argentina. The film follows conservationist Kris Tompkins on an epic decades-spanning love story as wild as the landscapes she dedicated her life to protecting.... Read more about Wild Life: Film Screening & Discussion

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Rethinking Reproduction in Climate Crisis

Green Homes - Mon, 2023-11-13 16:00
Location: Thompson Room, Barker Center 110, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge

Heather Houser, The University of Texas at Austin, will speak as part of the Mahindra Center's Environment Forum. Moderated by Sarah Dimick, Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, English Department, Harvard University.... Read more about Rethinking Reproduction in Climate Crisis

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The Environment Forum

Green Homes - Mon, 2023-11-13 16:00
Location: Thompson Room (Barker Center 110), 12 Quincy St., Cambridge

The Mahindra Center invites you for "Rethinking Reproduction in the Climate Crisis" with Heather Houser, The University of Texas at Austin. Moderated by Sarah Dimick, Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies at the English Department at Harvard University.

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Frost-Protected Shallow Foundation for Addition

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-13 15:50
Hello everyone, I have a few questions/ideas to bounce of this great community here at GBA. I am adding on to a 30'x40' building. This existing building has a typical…
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70% Humidity

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-13 12:19
We recently moved into our newly constructed garage with an apartment above it. The building is pretty tight but I do not know how tight yet. Blower door test tomorrow.…
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Salvaging old foil-faced polyiso

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-13 11:50
I'm doing a little renovation in SE PA (4a/5a) and have modified an exterior wall that is old foil-faced 1/2" polyiso over plywood. I had had a discussion with my…
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Salvaging old polyiso?

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-13 11:49
I'm doing a little renovation in SE PA (4a/5a) and have modified an exterior wall that is old foil-faced 1/2" polyiso over plywood. I had had a discussion with my…
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2″ Rigid Insulation XPS vs EPS

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-13 10:40
Climate zone 6A Installing 2" of rigid foam under basement & crawl slab.Two products are available in my neck of the woods.1. Carlisle High Density InsulFoam 2" EPS notes R8.8 (perhaps…
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Insulating a lowered vaulted ceiling

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-13 10:02
Hello!My wife and I recently bought a home in southern WI and as I was crawling around in the attic to see about air-sealing and increasing insulation, I found that…
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High energy usage – how to verify efficiency of a heat pump – Mitsubishi ducted central system issues and have a ductless multisplit

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-13 10:01
I am interested in knowing if it is possible with thermometers & electricity monitoring (have full house but maybe need by circuit?) to verify the performance of VRF heat pump…
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A Thousand Fires: Virtual Film Screening and Conversation with Director Saeed Taji Farouky

Green Homes - Mon, 2023-11-13 10:00
Location: Zoom

Harvard University Asia Center and Aruna Global South invite you to A Thousand Fires: Virtual Film Screening and Conversation with Director Saeed Taji Farouky.... Read more about A Thousand Fires: Virtual Film Screening and Conversation with Director Saeed Taji Farouky

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Energy Policy Seminar

Green Homes - Mon, 2023-11-13 10:00
Location: Room 414AB, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, HKS, 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

"Synthesis of Evidence Yields Higher Social Cost of Carbon Due to Model Extensions and Uncertainties" with Frances Moore, Associate Professor and Hurlstone Presidential Chair, University of California Davis.

... Read more about Energy Policy Seminar

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HUD Will Award More Than $100 million in Subsidies for Efficiency and Resiliency Upgrades to Low-Income Housing

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2023-11-13 02:00
Loans and grants come from housing agency’s Green and Resilient Retrofit Program
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Calculating window U values for non-NFRC rated windows for a HERS rating

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-11-12 20:17
For fixed windows, I usually use 3 pane low e purchased from a glass shop and case them out myself. There's no NFRC rating. So Energy Star says for that…
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Should I Connect a Raised Interior Floor System to the Interior Room Environment Via Air Registers?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-11-12 15:58
I’m designing a small cabin that’s being built 3 feet off the ground on piers. There are beams on top of the piers and 12.25” thick SIP panels on top…
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