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  • Walls With Interior Rigid Foam

    Walls With Interior Rigid Foam

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 27 Mar '15, 12pm

    There are two main ways of reducing thermal bridging Heat flow that occurs across more conductive components in an otherwise well-insulated material, resulting in disproportionately significant heat loss. For example, steel studs in an insulated wall dramatically reduce the overall en...

  • Monitoring Air Quality at Home

    Monitoring Air Quality at Home

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 26 Mar '15, 1pm

    Consumers soon will have a variety of choices of relatively inexpensive, WiFi enabled devices for monitoring indoor air quality. One of the devices, called called Speck, was developed at the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute and commercialized by a spinoff company, Airviz ...

  • Six Myths of Sustainable Design

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 27 Mar '15, 12am

    There are some things to like about the San Francisco Federal Building. However, claims regarding energy savings from daylighting have not played out as anticipated. The architects admitted too much direct beam sunlight. Roller blinds have been retrofitted and daylight only serves the...

  • Interesting read on the benefits and expected increase in demand of prefab homes: #prefab #bluhomes #GreenBuilding

    Coming in From the Cold

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 24 Mar '15, 6pm

    Bensonwood is pursuing panelized high performance with its Unity Homes line. Renowned Texas architects, Lake/Flato, are doing similar things with their striking Porch House line. And Chris Corson’s ambitious EcoCor is kicking things up to Passive House A residential building construct...

  • Green Build Blog: Insulating With Damp-Spray Cellulose

    Insulating With Damp-Spray Cellulose

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 26 Mar '15, 1pm

    For all these reasons, we use damp-spray cellulose insulation Thermal insulation made from recycled newspaper or other wastepaper; often treated with borates for fire and insect protection. in the majority of our open-wall insulating projects. Damp-spray cellulose fills cavities witho...

  • #Solar Hot Air Collectors. Does it make sense to install one of these $1,600 gadgets on a south-facing wall?

    Solar Hot Air Collectors

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 20 Mar '15, 8am

    Drilling two 5-inch-diameter holes in your air barrier Building assembly components that work as a system to restrict air flow through the building envelope. Air barriers may or may not act as a vapor barrier. The air barrier can be on the exterior, the interior of the assembly, or bo...

  • Building Science: A Home Energy Rating Is an Asset Label

    A Home Energy Rating Is an Asset Label

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 25 Mar '15, 11am

    Philip Fairey and David Goldstein wrote a paper for RESNET in 2009 that describes the differences between asset and operational labels. "The HERS index, like a car’s miles per gallon rating or an air conditioner’s SEER (SEER) The efficiency of central air conditioners is rated by the ...

  • Why Tiny Houses Make Sense

    Why Tiny Houses Make Sense

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 23 Mar '15, 2pm

    With past housing booms and crashes and the potential, if not probability, for history to repeat itself, many of us in the tiny house world understand these risks and the need to protect ourselves from future housing crises by living tiny. We were recently directed by Ryan Mitchell fr...

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