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Resurrecting Linseed Oil Paint

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2024-04-26 02:00
This centuries-old paint is regaining popularity after being all but extinct. Zero VOCs, vapor permeability, maintainability, and longevity are among its attributes.
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Thermobuilt Casualty

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2024-04-25 22:31
I started out with a dream to retire to a home where we could live inexpensively, and  generate our own energy. My dream is in serious jeopardy because I trusted…
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Harvard Speaks on Climate Change: Environmental Justice and Green Infrastructure

Green Homes - Thu, 2024-04-25 15:00
Location: Zoom

Dr. Fushcia-Ann Hoover will speak as part of the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability and the Vice Provost Office for Advances in Learning's Harvard Speaks on Climate Change Series.... Read more about Harvard Speaks on Climate Change: Environmental Justice and Green Infrastructure

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Wise to use two different insulation approaches in same space?

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2024-04-25 14:19
Hi all,I'm renovating/retrofitting a cabin in the Catsklls area and have questions about the insulation method proposed by the architect. We are adding an extension to the cabin, among other…
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2024 Environmental Artist: John Sabraw

Green Homes - Thu, 2024-04-25 13:00
Location: HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

The Harvard University Center for the Environment at the Salata Institute invites you for an artist talk with John Sabraw, Professor of Art at Ohio University, whose work is currently on view in the Center lounge.... Read more about 2024 Environmental Artist: John Sabraw

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parging for slab edge insulation

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2024-04-25 10:17
My plan calls for rigid foam insulation on the slab edge, covered by 1/4" of parging. In order to get the right thickness I'm using courses of two different insulation…
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Arctic Security in the Age of Green Transition

Green Homes - Thu, 2024-04-25 10:00
Location: Zoom & L-369 Belfer Center Library, 79 JFK St, Cambridge

The Arctic is warming nearly four times faster than the rest of the world’s regions, changing both the geological and geopolitical landscape of the Arctic region. Meanwhile, China and Russia are enhancing their cooperation in the Arctic, particularly through China’s investments in Russia’s rich natural resources... Read more about Arctic Security in the Age of Green Transition

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Can I leave part of basement wall un-insulated?

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2024-04-25 09:37
I'm insulating my basement walls with rigid foam panels. My heat pump water heater sits in a little bay, where it is positioned so that there is not enough room…
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Are roof baffle necessary if I intend to use spray foam on the underside of a metal shed roof

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2024-04-25 05:56
I have a 18 x 36 building with a metal roof in West Texas. I am wondering do I need to put the in the roof baffles inside the 2x6…
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How Do Heat Pumps Get Heat From Cold Air? Part 2

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2024-04-25 02:00
Reframing a common question to better understand why heat pumps really do work in extremely cold climates
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Careers in Climate Action Speaker Series

Green Homes - Wed, 2024-04-24 16:00
Location: Mignone Center for Career Success, 54 Dunster Street, Cambridge

Careers in Climate and Sustainability Consulting featuring BSR... Read more about Careers in Climate Action Speaker Series

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How to straighten coiled, thick (4/0) aluminum electrical wire?

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-04-24 13:37
I bought 144' of 4/0 AWG aluminum XHHW-2 wire (roughly 0.6" diameter) that came in a coil.  Probably because I didn't unroll it the right way, it has the shape…
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High or Better Efficiency HVAC solutions for sleeve units

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-04-24 13:08
There are many Mid Century multi family buildings in our town.  A large percentage of them feature sleeve style AC units.These units are efficient and when not in use a…
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What is Calculating minisplit COP?

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-04-24 12:16
I live in north NH (zone 4a) and recently had a Mitsubishi MXZ-36NAHZ hyper heat pump with 5 ductless indoor units installed at/in my home.
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Header block vapor barrier termination

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-04-24 12:10
Is there a good detail or is it not worth worrying about how the vapor barrier terminates at a header block?
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check my math for slab heat loss?

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-04-24 11:17
Trying to decide between R22 and R33 options of under slab insulation for my workshop. After trying a couple of web based calculators that spat out nonsense numbers, I decided…
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Environment, Women, and Children: Experiences From the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Green Homes - Wed, 2024-04-24 11:00
Location: Zoom & FXB G-12, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston

Join WGH and speakers Dr. Aya Goto and Dr. Michio Murakami for a lunchtime talk and Q&A on their work surrounding the environmental and human health impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.... Read more about Environment, Women, and Children: Experiences From the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

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Climate and Health Research Network

Green Homes - Wed, 2024-04-24 11:00
Location: Virtual

Our community of scholars works to coordinate, support, and amplify climate and health research.... Read more about Climate and Health Research Network

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Reliable calculator for roof assembly R values?

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-04-24 10:04
I was recently mislead by an assembly R value calculator on an insulation company's website. Surprising because the data wasn't skewed in their favor, but looks like the flaw was…
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Singers as Sentinels: How Whales Can Warn of Changing Ecosystems

Green Homes - Wed, 2024-04-24 10:00
Location: Zoom

A presentation from 2023–2024 Grass Fellow Eduardo Mercado III. At Radcliffe, Mercado is building on his discoveries about the nature, functions, and plasticity of whale songs.... Read more about Singers as Sentinels: How Whales Can Warn of Changing Ecosystems

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