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Environmental Humanities Reading Group

Green Homes - Thu, 2022-12-08 16:00
Location: HUCE 429, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

Join this interdisciplinary environmental humanities reading group for scholars interested in the intersections of media, computation, epistemology, and the environment. For access to reading materials and the schedule, email the below contacts. This reading group is for the Harvard community only.... Read more about Environmental Humanities Reading Group

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Performance of Incorrectly Installed Windows

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-12-08 13:52
I have 10ish year old Andersen Single Hung 100 series windows with Low-E and SmartSun coatings. I realize these are entry level, but they seem to have decent infiltration rating…
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Radiators for Condensing Boilers

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-12-08 13:32
My current small house (modern, well-insulated) has a Viessmann boiler and standard rads. Unfortunately the installers had little clue about the niceties of this system, so it's not operating as…
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Roof assembly using wood fiber panels

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-12-08 10:47
Hi everyone,I'm in the planning process for a home I'll be building in Quebec (Climate zone 7A. Wall assembly is pretty much sets (drywall as AB, VB, 2x6 with batt…
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Equity and Social Justice Webinar

Green Homes - Thu, 2022-12-08 10:00
Location: Online

Join the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership for a panel discussion on "Climate Change and Health Equity," featuring Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH; Caleb Dresser, MD; Tracey L. Henry, MD, MPH, MS; and Alden Landry, MD, MPH.... Read more about Equity and Social Justice Webinar

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Data in Crises: Discussions on Climate Migration Driven by Disasters

Green Homes - Thu, 2022-12-08 09:00

Join Harvard’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the Mittal Institute for a panel discussion featuring representatives from local communities, academia, governmental and UN agencies who will examine the preparedness of key stakeholders to use novel data streams to plan-for and respond-to climate migration and forced displacement.... Read more about Data in Crises: Discussions on Climate Migration Driven by Disasters

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Insulating around a chimney in vaulted ceiling (Zone 6)

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-12-08 08:38
Hello, I am installing a wood-stove this week and planning the exit through a vaulted vented 2nd floor roof. I am looking for ways to insulate around the exit and what…
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Wind Washing and Insulation R-Value

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-12-08 08:35
An explanation of the potential effect of wind on insulation's capacity to resist heat transfer
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Enclosing small attics behind FROG kneewalls

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-12-08 04:22
I would like to store items in the small attic spaces on either side of the room above the garage (FROG). These are currently unconditioned (kneewalls insulated and the spaces…
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Kitchen ‘black water’ recycling, Texas?

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-12-08 02:29
We’re building a small cabin in a remote region of central Texas with limited restrictions. OSSF site certification through the county is the only inspection we need to pass. We…
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PGH Roof assemblies for 2/12

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-12-07 19:43
Hello,i am zeroing in on a roof assembly for my 1000 square ft. build in coastal Maine, zone 6.  I really want to do a flat  cathedral roof (for aesthetics…
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Install duplicate water main at time of construction?

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-12-07 17:49
I'm wondering about burying a second duplicate (backup) water main in a new construction. The mains water supply pipe is at the road, about 200' from the house and the…
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Prioritizing roof vs wall insulation

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-12-07 16:49
For those of you that know beopt, etc. can you please help me wrap my head around the typical 60-40 roof vs wall insulation recommendation of pgh?  I can understand…
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Cayla Jett

Green Homes - Wed, 2022-12-07 15:10
Administrative Coordinator of the Director’s Office cayla_jett@fas.harvard.edup: 617-495-3636
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Mold on Sheathing – What Do You Think?

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-12-07 13:35
Contractor's scaffolding accidentally sent water careening into basement of new construction house three months ago. Water on floor was removed a few days later, but white stuff is still on inside…
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Harvard-China Project Research Seminar

Green Homes - Wed, 2022-12-07 13:00
Location: Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge

"The Significance of Small Things: Small Hydropower, Renewable Energy, and Rural Development in the PRC, 1949-1979" with Arunabh Ghosh, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History, Harvard University.... Read more about Harvard-China Project Research Seminar

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Makeup Air requirements in a “mostly” electric home

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-12-07 10:31
Putting this under building code questions, but it could be under a lot of categories. I have read "All About Makeup Air" and "Makeup Air For Range Hoods."  These articles…
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Closed Cell Spray Foam

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-12-07 09:21
Is closed cell considered unhealthy given petrochemical? Contractor is proposing "Huntsman Heatlok HFO High Lift" in case helpful. Worried about the health of my family as we plan to live…
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Help me choose a system

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-12-07 08:35
Hi everyone,I've been here before.... Since then I have had an energy audit done on my house and therefore sizing is no longer a mystery. Now I'm looking to select…
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Sealing around windows

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-12-07 07:03
Hi,Is there a reason not to spray foam (low expending) the entire gap between the rough opening and the window?Thank you,Arnold
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