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What is a Minisplit?

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-05-12 02:00
A breakdown of the terminology used to describe different heat-pump systems
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Insulation/ Wood Sandwhich

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-05-11 21:25
Cljmate zone 7, Northern Wisconsin I am contemplating my rim joist insulation. I have 2" of XPS, some is ant eaten, on the outside of my basement. On the inside,…
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Plywood Air/Vapour Barrier on Ceiling

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-05-11 21:13
I have been planning to use a 5/8" plywood + tape to create my air/vapour barrier between my conditioned space and the attic. My walls are ICF and the plywood…
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paper backed Iso for exterior insulation

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-05-11 20:13
Getting ready to frame my house in Northern NH. Zone 6. I have noticed some really good deals on 4x8 ISO on craigslist and other marketplaces. The down side is…
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Mineral wool batt compatibility with rough cut framing

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-05-11 19:12
Just wondering what y'all think on the compatibility of mineral wool batts in a wall assembly featuring 5" of exterior foam.  With rough sawn 2x6 framing 24" OC.  My hesitation…
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ICF Wall, Energy Heel, and Insulation

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-05-11 16:41
I'm in the process of building a house. We have ICF walls for basement and main floor. Trusses have 24" tall energy heel. Originally, I had asked my builder to…
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Fire, mold, mildew, termite, water resistant building material CERLOS

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-05-11 16:12
We've developed a building material that is fire, mold, mildew, and all weather resistant.MOXYOID com• Feedstock and Process: fibers from forestry or agricultural waste introduced to the mineral and liquid…
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Source for very large exterior blinds?

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-05-11 15:14
I have a west facing 12' wide x 9' high lift and slide door.  And a 9' wide x 7' tall window.  Need to shade those for my PH.I'm having…
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Arctic Ocean Governance: Cooperation After Conflict?

Green Homes - Wed, 2022-05-11 13:30
Location: T-520 Allison Dining Room & Zoom

Join the Arctic Initiative for a seminar that explores the history of cooperation in the Barents Sea and Bering Strait, as we discuss a path forward for cooperation in the Arctic in a time of conflict.... Read more about Arctic Ocean Governance: Cooperation After Conflict?

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boiler temp not matching set point

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-05-11 13:12
Qhat part is needing replaced or repair when the boiler set point is at 180 and the actual temperature exceeds 220 and the boiler occassional blows off the pressure to…
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Encapsulating Asbestos Tile

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-05-11 10:45
Does anyone have a specific product recommendation for encapsulating 9×9 asbestos tiles on a concrete basement floor, either an epoxy paint or self leveling concrete?  Before anyone asks – yes they…
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Concerned about carpenter bees and wood trim I already bought for my house

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-05-11 09:27
I really liked the look of Cypress so I bought it as trim for my whole house before I found out carpenter bees were going to be a problemfrom my…
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Testing Construction Tapes, Part 2

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-05-11 02:00
An experiment to determine the viability of air-sealing tapes under different conditions
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How to insulate a flat roof in desert climate with exposed beams

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-10 19:18
I'm currently working with a contractor totally renovating a house in the Californian desert. I want to have exposed beams inside the house and from what I'm learning in order…
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Cellulose Insulation Moved by Wind

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-10 15:40
We're prepping a house for blown in cellulose insulation and during inspection we noticed a lot of wind coming into the attic space. We're worried that this wind can move…
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Tiling the Interior of ICF Walls

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-10 13:31
Looking at doing an ICF residential build and evaluating options for the interior wall cladding. Ideally we'll be installing tile and interior plaster. What are the best practices for the…
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Is it ok to stain some of the house framing before it’s closed in?

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-10 11:14
I have already done it but thought I would ask anywayits taking a long time to get my house closed in because of material delays, so I was getting carpenter…
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Rockwool Comfortboard or ZIP-R in warm climate (zone 2)

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-10 11:03
I'm in the process of re-sheathing the house in central Texas because my brick has only painted OSB behind it (no tar paper or house wrap) and as you can…
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Raid wasp spray on shingle roof

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-10 08:19
I sprayed some wasps under my overhang and it dripped down onto my lower roof, it left 2 dark stainswhat I want to know is this is going to damage…
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Giuliana Bruno

Green Homes - Tue, 2022-05-10 08:07
Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies
Faculty Associate, Graduate School of Design Research Interests

The intersections of the visual arts, architecture, film, and media

Related Publications ... Read more about Giuliana Bruno carta@fas.harvard.edup: 617-496-4287
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