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Exterior Rigid Foam Installers

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-27 13:59
Hi all, I was wondering if anyone in the Montreal area has dealt with a roofing company which does retrofit exterior rigid foam installation. I've been trying to secure a…
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Detached Deck Slopes Toward House

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-27 13:55
Freestanding Deck was level, now has settled after a few weeks and has a slight 1/8 inch slope towards house. Is this a big deal or not since the deck…
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Ventilation in a Temperate Climate

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-27 12:48
Good afternoon, I am building a 1,350sq ft house in a temperate climate in south america which stays roughly 65-75 year round. It doesn't generally get very humid either. The…
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Retrofitting a Slate Roof

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-27 12:44
We have a 1900 farmhouse in Zone 5 NW Massachusetts with a basic 13:12 gable roof with two very large dormers, one on each side.  Our plan to replace the…
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Exterior Mineral Wool Insulation in Hot-Humid Climate

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-27 12:19
Should I be concerned about dew-point on the surface of ZIP sheathing behind exterior mineral wool in central Texas? I live near Austin TX, and I'm replacing my siding. There…
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HUH Seminar

Green Homes - Tue, 2022-09-27 10:00
Location: Online

Antonio Currais, Staff Scientist, CNB-S, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, will present "Developing New Treatments for Dementia from Plants - The Value of Herbarium Collections."... Read more about HUH Seminar

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Wood Stud Wall w/ Full Stone on Interior and Exterior

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-27 08:38
Good morning GBA community,I'm an Architect and we have a client with a project in zone 4. The project includes a large recreation barn space. This barn is meant to…
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Is Douglas fir an acceptable siding and decking option in northern utah?

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-27 07:43
This use of fir impresses me... I have stripped my exterior and applied prosoco WRB, and now have a year to complete the siding.  What are your thoughts on taking…
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CZ5A Whole House Ventilation Design

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-27 07:33
Greetings GBA,I have a 1940s home that I recently removed the gas fueled forced air HVAC system from (and all its ductwork) and replaced with a 3 ton Fujitsu heat…
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Flat Roof Loose Pack Cellulose

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-27 07:32
I have a really old house with a flat roof with 2 inches of foam on the exterior. I'm currently working to do some air sealing on the interior, but…
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Rivalries Among State Complicates Wind Development

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-27 02:00
New Englanders support more offshore wind power—just don't send it to New York
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Energy Efficient Bathroom Wall Vent Fan

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-09-27 00:11
Who makes a good energy efficient bathroom wall vent fan? I am looking for something that would not let in cold/warm air when it was turned off. So maybe something…
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Insulating a cold water valve against condensation

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-26 21:28
I thought someone here might have a good answer for this quandary. I have a house where the water supply runs through an unconditioned garage. In the summer it is…
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@ Michael Maines: Eliot Coleman

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-26 18:07
To: Michael MainesEliot Coleman is a promiscuous man and unfaithful to his wife, its public knowledge. He may be talented with regards to permaculture, he's also likely a communist hiding out in the…
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Attic insulating between ceiling and platform

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-26 14:56
With the help of sites like GBA, a few years ago I removed all of the fiberglass insulation in our attic, foam sealed all of the penetrations, installed Accuvent soffet…
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Harvard Food Systems Initiative Distinguished Guest Speaker Seminar

Green Homes - Mon, 2022-09-26 14:30
Location: Zoom & 10th Floor, Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

“The Future of Food Systems” with David Nabarro, Senior Adviser to the United Nations on Food Systems Summit Dialogues.... Read more about Harvard Food Systems Initiative Distinguished Guest Speaker Seminar

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Ultimate Air RecoupAerator DX 200 Timer/Controller Issue

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-26 13:03
I have an Ultimate Air RecoupAerator DX200 installed/manufactured ca 2010-01. The controller on the left side of the unit can be used to turn the blower on/off, but it that…
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Harvard Growth Lab Seminar

Green Homes - Mon, 2022-09-26 13:00
Location: Zoom & Room 414AB, Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building

James Mnyupe, Economic Advisor to the President, Republic of Namibia, will present "Betting on Green: Namibia's Green Hydrogen Agenda."... Read more about Harvard Growth Lab Seminar

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Rockwool R15 vs Safe & Sound Interior Wall

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-26 12:46
We have two interior walls open as part of our remodel. I want to ad some soundproofing to these walls for bathroom privacy and its a good buffer from the…
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Hot and humid climate, no mini split in upstairs hallway and bathroom

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-09-26 11:48
So we want to go with mini splits in our a-frame. Two upstairs bedrooms with units, an upstairs bathroom without a unit in a small hallway between. My only concern…
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