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How pervasive is this type of advertising for ” energy saving”

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-04-25 08:58
Disclaimer: I am just a homeowner so I only see these kinds of things as they come up on listing or in general browsing of open houses, etc. As I am…
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Window Install – Old home with siding wall type, no building paper

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-04-25 08:19
Hi Everyone, I own a window and door supply & install business, sourcing European aluminum systems for residential builds. We do a decent amount of retrofit work - For retrofits,…
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Spray Foam’s Impact on Indoor Air Quality

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-04-25 02:00
Odors that linger can be an indication that the foam has not cured properly
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Ducted Mini split handler in bedroom closet

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-04-24 18:44
Is there any code against installing a ducted mini split handler (Fujitu slim ducted) in a bedroom closet?The closet is long and could be divided in 2 but would still…
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Gathering Light: An Earth Day Meditation

Green Homes - Sun, 2022-04-24 17:30
Location: Williams Chapel, Swartz Hall, HDS, 45 Francis Ave., Cambridge, MA

Join HDS for "Gathering Light: An Earth Day Meditation," featuring the work of Sharon Harper, Professor of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Harvard FAS, with musical accompaniment.... Read more about Gathering Light: An Earth Day Meditation

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New construction CA – builder used batting insulation @ roof deck

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-04-24 13:58
Hi folks. Lennar our builder used fiberglass batting under the roof deck instead of the standard radiant barrier roof. I found the Title 24 plans on my city website and…
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Fed-up With Insulated Glass Units – What Are The Options

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-04-24 13:37
After experiencing off-gassing, leaking, fogging and deflection (glass warping) problems with IGUs, the simplicity and reliability of single pane windows is looking extremely attractive.  Recently replaced six 46" x 40"…
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Can I spray foam over foam boatd

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-04-24 13:28
I recently added rigid foam board to the concrete walls in my crawls pace.    Not the most perfect job.  I'm Having the rim joists spray foamed and the insulator…
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Why do most contractors prefer fiberglass over cellulose? And some other questions.

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-04-24 12:14
I’m in Sacramento area in Northern California. I was looking into putting into more insulation in my attic. The house was built in early 90s and has batt and fiberglass…
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How “tight” does your house have to be for a heat pump to be viable?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-04-24 07:31
We have been considering getting a heat pump system for our home in Brattleboro VT. A neighbor of ours who has one said that these systems function best when your…
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Asbestos Insulation

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-04-24 04:46
Hello, im wondering if anyone can tell me if the insulation in my property is asbestos or any other harmful blend or just old fill, the property was built in…
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Zip liquid flash from Amazon-expired?

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-04-23 20:46
I bought some zip liquid flash from Amazon. I can’t seem to find the expiration date on the tube. Builder gave me some from local lumberyard and it has a…
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Multizone Heat Pumps – Should total tonnage match, indoors and out?

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-04-23 19:55
In Oct of 2020 we’d had 3 minisplits installed in bedrooms that the central ducted furnace never quite kept warm, and we’d been very pleased.  That set included Mitsubishi‘s MXZ-3C24NAHZ2-U1 outdoors,…
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F-type clips for ceiling drywall at gable ends with truss roof?

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-04-23 18:16
I will be attaching 1/2" drywall to the bottom chords of the trusses that form my simple gable roof.  The trusses are spaced 24", so at the gable ends, the…
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Continuous Exterior Insulation in California! Part 3: Wall to Roof Assembly

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-04-23 15:06
Hi all, Attached is my proposed detail for my wall and foundation. I am in Zone 3 (northern California), but shooting for a more energy efficient space. I would very much appreciate…
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How can I get the best web design at affordable prices?

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-04-23 09:46
That not a big deal to find the web design company at the best prices I have taken the service for my website when I was at the initial stage…
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Harvard Extension School’s Earth Day 2022 Celebration

Green Homes - Sat, 2022-04-23 08:00
Location: Zoom

Join the Harvard Extension School for an Earth Day celebration featuring Nancy J. Coleman, Dean, Harvard University Division of Continuing Education; Sonaar Luthra, TED Fellow, and CEO of Water Canary; and Alison Sant, partner and co-founder of the Studio for Urban Projects.... Read more about Harvard Extension School’s Earth Day 2022 Celebration

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