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What is best Roofing Solutions in Atlanta ?

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-09 18:50
The focus on building energy-efficient and eco-friendly homes brings attention to an important yet often overlooked aspect: roofing......
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Which is the best Air Conditioning & Heating Company

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-09 18:45
choosing the right provider for air conditioning service Los Angeles is crucial to staying cool and relaxed during the summer season....
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Seeking second opinion on HVAC sizing and specs

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-09 18:23
Hey all. We're doing a gut renovation of an old victorian in the Bay Area. Climate zone 3. Insulating and air sealing to "pretty good" standards. We have three floors…
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PGH – Double Stud Wall detail with exterior insulation around rim joist

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-09 18:21
The Pretty Good House book describes an interesting detail at the rim joist, where we could recess the rim joist 2" and put 2" rigid exterior insulation in this location.…
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Roof Truss Air Barrier and Insulation Questions

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-09 17:11
I need help understanding how to deal with air barrier and insulation challenges with roof trusses that do not have a consistent ceiling height. My intention is to have a 2/12…
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Screw piles instead of concrete foundation for two story addition

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-09 16:49
Hello we’re building a two story addition to our home and have decided to use helical piles instead of concrete slab on grade foundation. Each unit is around 950sq. Now…
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How to avoid thick-looking building with exterior insulation?

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-09 13:06
I'm building a big 40x64 detached garage in MA. Standard 2x6 stick frame construction with attic trusses dropped on top. See attached pics (one before and one after sheathing) to…
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Thoughts on Slab Insulation Detail at Doors

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-09 12:13
Hey All,I talked to the GC about dealing with the insulation at the stem wall under the exterior doors.  The concrete contractor made, what I would describe as, "notches" in…
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Insulate Conditioned Crawlspace Floor/Ground? (RE: BuildingScience.com InfoSheet-512)

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-09 12:12
I was reading the Crawlspace Insulation Info sheet on Buildingschicence.com Info Sheet 512 (https://buildingscience.com/documents/information-sheets/crawlspace-insulation).The first paragraph says:"Crawlspaces should be designed and constructed as mini-basements.  Crawlspaces should not be vented to…
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Best ways to isolate source of musty smell?

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-09 10:59
I get a musty/moldy smell in my house. I can't figure out the source. Maybe it's the carpets? Maybe there is actually some mold in the ceiling or walls somewhere.…
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Locked in a Hotbox: The Impact of Climate Change on the Incarcerated

Green Homes - Tue, 2024-04-09 10:30
Location: Virtual

Locked in a Hotbox: The Impact of Climate Change on the Incarcerated will be a critical examination of how climate change impacts people who are incarcerated.... Read more about Locked in a Hotbox: The Impact of Climate Change on the Incarcerated

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Cutting and installing EPS tips

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-09 06:59
I have about 350 sheets of EPS, 1”, 2”, and 3” that I’ll be installing below grade in a few weeks. It’s all 15psi for what it’s worth. Is the…
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Direct Air Capture Ramps Up

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-09 02:00
The number of facilities removing CO2 from the air is increasing but major hurdles remain to widescale adoption of direct capture
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Ventilation Strategy using TwinFresh/Lunos and Bath fans

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-04-08 20:42
Hi all, 3bed, 2600sqft home in Zone 3B (southern California). Home has no attic, no crawlspace so very limited space for any type of ducted ERV. Luckily, fairly mild year round temperatures…
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2 Layers of 1″ vs. 1 Layer of 2″ Polyiso

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-04-08 16:24
TLDR: Is there a benefit to using a single layer of 2" foil-faced polyiso vs. two layers of 1" material? I'm currently building up a materials list for a planned…
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The Environment Forum: A Conversation with Margaret Renkl

Green Homes - Mon, 2024-04-08 16:00
Location: Room 113, Sever Hall, 25 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Margaret Renkl in Conversation With Robin Kelsey

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Efficiency of Radiant ceiling panels vs in-floor hydronic heating

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-04-08 14:39
Hi all, I'm hoping for a discussion on the relative efficiency of delivering heat using hydronic radiant ceiling panels vs in-slab hydronic, cost aside.  That is, assuming the same BTU…
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Creative Climate Action

Green Homes - Mon, 2024-04-08 14:00
Location: Knafel Center, Radcliffe School, 10 Garden Street Cambridge

"Creative Climate Action: Can Art Protect Us from Rising Seas?" with eco-artist Xavier Cortada.

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Water Quality

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-04-08 10:00
No matter how it arrives at the tap, water is vulnerable to contamination and requires our vigilance to ensure it is safe
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Energy Policy Seminar: "Reflections on Global Climate Change Policy"

Green Homes - Mon, 2024-04-08 10:00
Location: David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB, Rubenstein Building, 79 JFK St, Cambridge

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Todd Stern, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. In a fireside chat with Professor Joseph Aldy, Stern will give a talk on "Reflections on Global Climate Change Policy."... Read more about Energy Policy Seminar: "Reflections on Global Climate Change Policy"

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