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Sealant for wood

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-10 06:12
Looking to purchase a piece of live edge cedar or cypress for coffee table.  What is best no VOC sealant,epoxy... to use. Suffer from MCS
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R10 vs R12 Exterior Insulation

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-10 06:00
I'm in New Hampshire in the process of building a small house. My wall profile is 2x6 framing with R23 mineral wool insulation in the wall cavities, Zip Wall sheathing,…
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Climate Fears Push Some to Relocate

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2022-05-10 02:00
As wildfires worsen and sea levels rise, a small but growing number of Americans are choosing to move
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HVAC and hot water heater closet

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-09 23:28
I am splitting an old pantry into a half bath and hot water heater/furnace closet. Both appliances run on natural gas. I live in Washington State Seattle area climate 4c…
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Sound dampening floor cavities

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-09 19:46
This is for sound dampening purposes only? I have a second floor area which has a room on the second floor with exposed floor  joist cavities and I want to…
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Some questions on real fuel usage calculations

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-09 19:33
I have some questions on the Dana Dorsett article using real fuel consumption to measure heat load.https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/replacing-a-furnace-or-boilerI have two factors running the calculation. The first is that my boiler is…
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Tape House Wrap or Exterior Foam

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-09 18:12
I’m planning to install new vinyl siding on my house with 1” xps foam insulation in climate zone 5 with 2x4 walls. The build up will be plywood, house wrap,…
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Another SIPs roof question/discussion

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-09 12:23
I promise, I did search to see if this particular solution has been discussed;We received delivery of our SIPs to envelope our recently raised timber frame.  The manufacturer recommends (our…
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Geotextile Fabric for Resisting Soil Pressure

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-09 12:00
A high-performance soil-reinforcement product solves the problem of a no-slab foundation system
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More solar- less insulation

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-09 11:51
I am in the planning phases of a duplex in coastal Maine that I will be building myself. I have been working for a builder for about 5 years now. Basic…
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Circular Economy for Sustainable Development: The Role of Land, Fuels, and Manufacturing

Green Homes - Mon, 2022-05-09 10:00
Location: Zoom & Room 102, Wexner Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Join the Environment and Natural Resources Program for a seminar on "Circular Economy for Sustainable Development: The Role of Land, Fuels, and Manufacturing," featuring Francis X. Johnson, Senior Research Fellow at Stockholm Environmental Institute, and Henrique Pacini, Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.... Read more about Circular Economy for Sustainable Development: The Role of Land, Fuels, and Manufacturing

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How to Find Studs Through Exterior Insulation

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-09 07:19
Hi everyone, I have 2 questions about installing vertical furring strips for siding over 3" of exterior Roxul Comfortboad insulation (over a peel and stick WRB/exterior air barrier). I plan…
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Ventilation and AC for 5000 sq ft home in Colorado

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-09 06:24
I have a 5000 sq ft ICF home in Colorado Springs. No ductwork and radiant floor heating. I think we are in need of an ERV…both the weather and the…
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Options for Replacing a Boiler

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-05-09 02:00
Is an air-to-water heat pump a drop-in replacement for an oil boiler?
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radon mitigation in dirt-floor basement

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-05-08 22:37
I’ve bought a new house with somewhat high radon levels.   Inspectors test, placed in basement, gave EPA protocol reading of 7.4 pCi/L.   I’ve purchased an electronic meter and…
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Piecemeal Air sealing – Foundation to framing on townhouse

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-05-08 21:07
I am having my siding/sheathing/soffits/flashing redone soon on the front of my town house (picture attached). From the scope of work they gave me, they  will be adding insulation board(…
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ERV return air filter

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-05-08 12:14
Most ducted air handlers are equipped with an air-filter media in the return air plenum. Does the ERV return air need the same? I am planning to use Panasonic Intelibalance…
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How urgent is fixing an unvented roof w/ fiberglass batts

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-05-08 11:09
I just bought a 100+ year old home in climate zone 6A. The seller recently finished the attic space and provided me the attached drawing of how they insulated the…
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How to insulate and vent attic pocket created by addition

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-05-08 10:27
Referencing the attached design plans, I’m seeking advice regarding the pocket space in the red outline area formed by a new addition. In this space the former/existing roof forms the…
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The BS* + Beer Show: Leadership Transitions

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-05-08 06:06
A conversation about transitioning a business into its next chapter as the founder gives over the reins
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