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Ridge and / or Gable End Vent Necessity?

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-01 11:41
We will be replacing our roof soon, and I need to finalize whether or not to use a ridge vent and whether to reinstall gable end vents.Texas Hill Country house,…
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De-poisoning Catalysts for Sustainable Chemical Processing

Green Homes - Wed, 2024-05-01 10:00
Location: Zoom

A presentation from 2023–2024 Edward, Frances, and Shirley B. Daniels Fellow Jane P. Chang... Read more about De-poisoning Catalysts for Sustainable Chemical Processing

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Best airgap for horizontally mounted glazing?

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-01 09:50
I'm replacing a large skylight that is presently glazed with 25mm multiwall polycarbonate. To minimise heat loss, I want to reglaze with two sheets of the same 25mm stuff, and…
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How long can a new mound system go unused?

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-01 09:04
We are working towards getting a home built on our land, but it is taking much longer than expected. In the meantime, we have considered adding essential items to the…
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latest approach to add a membrane behind traditional lap siding in zone 4

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-01 07:53
Hi. We're planning the final phase of a renovation including insulating the exterior walls on a 1926 two story bungalow. Question is if/how to upgrade the house wrap. Current assembly…
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Cascading heat pump Flooid Neat stuff!

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-01 05:52
I stumbled across this which explains Flooid's method to cascade heat pumps for creater efficiency.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSgv5NwtByk
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Top Method for Bringing Makeup Air Technologies

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-01 05:21
So we have a 500 CFM vent hood going into a “pretty good” home , old construction climate 6b.clean water is becoming more urgent ....
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Innova Heat Pump System for Work Sites

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-01 04:51
Are you looking into more efficient . I’ve done a search and was surprised to find nothing on GBA about the Innova 4.0 packaged terminal heat pump.
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Short-Term Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-01 02:00
Does a 1-hour-window look at a building's indoor air quality metrics yield useful information?
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Improving air quality during rehab of tight home with no ducting

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-30 23:11
I am trying to research ERVs and air quality as part of a full rehab I am doing on my home.The house is in Colorado, zone 5, it is a…
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Think Brick on foundation walls

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-30 20:25
Hi Folks. My apologies if this was asked already, but I'm unable to find any clear guidance. I have a house in North Carolina with a cinder block crawlspace. I…
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Plywood Ceiling Strapping

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-30 19:30
Good evening all,Looking to get some feedback on any potential issues with installing 1/2” x 3” plywood strips at 16” o.c. as strapping on the underside of my roof trusses.…
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Best method to insulate/ air seal a rim joist in a basement with or without spray foam.

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-30 17:37
I' am currently in the process of air sealing and insulating problem areas in my basement and when it comes to rim joists it seems there are many different methods. …
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Audre Lorde, June Jordan, and a Homemade Field of Love

Green Homes - Tue, 2024-04-30 14:00
Location: Zoom & Knafel Center, 10 Garden St, Cambridge

Alexis Pauline Gumbs will offer an ecofeminist exploration into how the works of Black feminist poets Audre Lorde and June Jordan can speak to our current climate crisis.... Read more about Audre Lorde, June Jordan, and a Homemade Field of Love

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Steggo Wrap Detail

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-30 13:57
Hi - My foundation/flatwork contractor has installed Steggo Wrap in the basement.  Detail one shows the current condition, where Steggo is taped to the vertical, wall EPS.Detail two shows the condition…
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Exterior Paint Perm Rating

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-30 13:29
On exterior house paint on stucco. One manufacturer list their acrylic elastomeric hybrid paint as 25 PERMS and the other lists it at 8 PERMS. To avoid any trapped moisture…
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Can this lean-to be saved?

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-30 12:22
Can my lean-to structure be saved?*main overview picture not coming in clearly so added an A and B version to hopefully provide ability to see more clearly*We have been busy…
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Residential MEP Referrals for Southern California

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-30 11:14
Looking for Mechanical Electrical Plumbing consultants (not thumb-rule subcontractors) to assist in updating our vintage 1974 '1500SF 'modern' townhouse in Southern California (Santa Monica). On the program: Electric panel upgrade,…
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Re-insulate wall?

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-30 10:29
We have an extremely cold wall in the master closet of our NorCal home.  The wall is pretty standard late '80s build quality for the area:  4" studs with fiberglass…
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EPA’s Carbon Pollution Limitation Standards

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-04-30 02:00
The EPA's power plant standards will ensure that utilities pursue the clean energy investments that are best for our wallets, health, and climate
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