25 Nov '12, 4pm

Greenbuild Presenters Explore Moisture Management Techniques - Green Building, Moisture Barriers, Rainscreen

It’s the classic Catch-22 of building envelope design: By keeping water vapor out of a home through insulation and air sealing, you also keep it in. This conundrum was explored in depth at an educational session last week at the 2012 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Passive House expert Prudence Ferreira urged attendees not to overlook moisture mitigation in new and remodeled high-performance homes. “It’s great if you’re building an energy-efficient home with beautiful fixtures and finishes,” she said. “But if it starts growing mold in 10 years, you’ve kind of shot yourself in the foot in terms of sustainability.” To avoid moist interiors that can lead to unhealthy mold growth, it’s important to prevent both liquid and vapor moisture from intruding on a home. “If you’re not controlling your moisture flow, it can lead to building failure,” Ferr...

Full article: http://www.ecohomemagazine.com/news/2012/11-november/gree...

Tweets

Sustainable Selections

ecohomemagazine.com 25 Nov '12, 8pm

To increase and prolong the amount of daylight that building interiors receive, Acuity Brands has introduced Sunoptics Lig...

7 secrets for building sustainable homes on a b...

ecohomemagazine.com 26 Nov '12, 8pm

In the affordable housing sector, energy efficiency isn’t an add-on luxury—it’s a necessity that helps to keep the cost of...

Will I Have Moisture Problems? #green

greenbuildingadvisor.com 01 Dec '12, 11pm

I have learned a lot from this forum and have now started to have concerns regarding my home. Our 1900 sq ft ranch style h...

The Next Trend in Home Building: Disaster-Proof...

ecohomemagazine.com 27 Nov '12, 3pm

One of the most important emerging forces driving change in the building industry is signaled by the increasing frequency ...

Another GreenBuild Down

greenbuildingadvisor.com 30 Nov '12, 3pm

After missing GreenBuild 2011 in Toronto, I was excited to be back this year in San Francisco, a city I visit so frequentl...

Calling all architects, green builders & innova...

dvgbc.org 26 Nov '12, 7pm

Please provide the Legacy Project name and the contact name, title, organization or entity, phone, mobile, and email addre...

Link Building for the Little Guys

seomoz.org 26 Nov '12, 9pm

As part of a small business, I always find it very frustrating when I read articles about the ‘best ways to build links to...

When sunshine drives moisture back into a build...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 21 Nov '12, 2pm

Moisture contained in masonry walls exposed to the sun is transferred by diffusion toward the inside of the building in su...

It's never too early to start thinking about th...

greenbuildexpo.org 07 Dec '12, 3pm

The green building movement is a global movement. The good we are working for is universal; our actions are local and regi...

Where does humidity go in a super sealed buildi...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 30 Nov '12, 4am

I am wondering deeply, and this question makes me doubt all wall designs. Where does all the humidity go in a super sealed...

All we want are the facts: support transparency wrt building products & #LEED credit for disclosure & optimization.

All we want are the facts: support transparency...

healthybuilding.net 26 Nov '12, 4pm

Like Dragnet's Joe Friday, "All we want are the facts." Consumers in the building industry shouldn't have to be detectives...

HBN board member @pennybonda engages w #Greenbu...

healthybuilding.net 30 Nov '12, 2pm

Reflections on Transparency — or Not Penny Bonda, FASID, LEED Fellow By Penny Bonda, FASID, LEED Fellow Board Member, Heal...

Green Home Building and Remodeling

Green Home Building and Remodeling

green-trust.org 08 Dec '12, 12am

When it comes to green roofing materials, you have a few choices depending on your home type, taste and budget. If you hav...