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Contractor forgot to protect bottom of exterior foam wall

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 05:25
I came home yesterday to find out my foremen forgot to protect the bottom of the exterior foam as planned. It’s just the garage and only 3/4” of EPS is…
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Residential Energy Tax Credits

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2023-03-24 02:00
The IRS answers lingering questions regarding Inflation Reduction Act requirements
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Minimizing effects of a steel thermal bridge

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-03-23 19:29
Hi All, I have a detail on one wall that has a (4) 3' steel outriggers on posts, supporting a "floating" canopy over my deck and sliders.  The roof detail on…
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Knee wall space

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-03-23 18:55
Hello,I'm not a builder or expert.I had my (2) knee wall space foamed with open cell foam at the slope of my roof as well as the outside walls.The inner…
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Plant Exploration: Then & Now

Green Homes - Thu, 2023-03-23 16:30
Location: Zoom & Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre St., Boston

The Arnold Arboretum assembled its remarkable living collection over the past 150 years by collecting plants from habitats around the world, but plant exploration today is characterized by new methods, meaning, and urgency. Join Head of the Library and Archives Lisa Pearson and Keeper of the Living Collections Michael Dosmann to learn about the past, present, and future of plant collecting at the Arboretum and beyond.

... Read more about Plant Exploration: Then & Now
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Film Screening & Discussion: "There’s Something in the Water"

Green Homes - Thu, 2023-03-23 16:30
Location: Harvard ArtLab, 140 North Harvard St., Boston

ArtLab invites you to a public screening of the environmental racism documentary There's Something in the Water followed by a discussion about about the power of documentary to change public conversations, influence policymakers and inspire people to act for lasting social change with the filmmaker Ian Daniel, MC MPA 23, Roy and Lila Ash Fellow at HKS.... Read more about Film Screening & Discussion: "There’s Something in the Water"

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Daniel Urban Kiley Lecture

Green Homes - Thu, 2023-03-23 16:30
Location: Gund Hall Piper Auditorium, GSD, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge

Architect Bas Smets will present "Biospheric Urbanism."... Read more about Daniel Urban Kiley Lecture

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Insulating a Crawl Space Ceiling

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-03-23 15:13
I'm looking for product suggests for insulating our crawl space ceiling. The crawl space is "almost a basement" with 7 ft ceiling, ICF walls, and poured concrete floor. Due to…
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Salata Student Club Event

Green Homes - Thu, 2023-03-23 15:00
Location: Bell Hall B-500, Belfer Building, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge

Join the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability for a convening of leaders from student-led climate and sustainability organizations from across all of Harvard's Schools for its second Student Club Event, led by James Stock, Director of the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability and Peter Tufano, Baker Foundation Professor.... Read more about Salata Student Club Event

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MSI Seminar

Green Homes - Thu, 2023-03-23 14:00
Location: Room 105, William James Hall, 33 Kirkland St., Cambridge

Brandy Toner, Professor in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota, will present "A Deep-Sea Tour of Global Hydrothermal Vents, One Nanoparticle at a Time."... Read more about MSI Seminar

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OEB Seminar

Green Homes - Thu, 2023-03-23 13:30
Location: Biological Laboratories 1080, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Iliana Baums, Professor of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, will present "How Do Corals Adapt to Rising Temperatures?"... Read more about OEB Seminar

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Zip Sheathing Layout

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-03-23 11:09
Im installing new zip 4x10' sheathing on an old farmhouse in Oregon (zone 4) and was wondering the best practice for the sheathing layout. The first story is 10' ceilings…
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Working with MEP Plans

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-03-23 11:00
Hello - I have a PE who is building the plans. In my town they require full scale MEP plans. Any thoughts about how I should go about it? I…
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Question Approval?

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-03-23 10:02
How long should it take to have a question to this forum approved?  I submitted one a couple of days ago and I'm still waiting for 'approval'.Anyone know about this…
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Tracking Flows of Carbon at the Global Scale

Green Homes - Thu, 2023-03-23 09:46

March 20, 2023 | "Tracking Flows of Carbon at the Global Scale" with Ralph Keeling, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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Engineered Hardwood on Slab – Not a Repeat!

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-03-23 09:45
Ok, I have spent some time reading posts on this and my question is still unanswered-- so here we go. Climate Zone 5A, converting old covered sunroom (on above grade slab)…
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Building Design Questions

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-03-23 07:54
After going round and round with many experts in our area (Zone 4, high water table), it’s been decided the best thing to do for our build is a slab…
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Should You Encapsulate Your Crawlspace?

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2023-03-23 02:00
Considerations include bulk water management and combustion appliances
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Mexico + H2O = Challenges, Reckonings, and Opportunities

Green Homes - Wed, 2023-03-22 22:00
Location: Zoom & Cambridge

This symposium hosted by Harvard GSD will bring together policy makers, scholars, and activists to discuss how lack and abundance of water, contaminated and privatized as well as communal, has altered both Mexican cities and rural areas.... Read more about Mexico + H2O = Challenges, Reckonings, and Opportunities

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GBA equivalent for the uk / eu

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2023-03-22 20:21
Is there a UK or even EU specific equivalent to this site? I have a friend who has found it challenging to find an analog to the GBA product guide…
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