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  • Good read! Nate Adams: "Energy-efficiency retrofit work is not cost-effective." @energysmartohio

    Hard Truths of Home Performance

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 23 Oct '14, 10am

    On cost-effectiveness by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor Helpful? 1 Sign in to vote Nate, I appreciate your willingness to share the story of your business, and I appreciate your company's dedication to whole-systems thinking. I have no doubt that your company delivers comprehensive ener...

  • In Nevada, Calls for a Smart Meter Probe

    In Nevada, Calls for a Smart Meter Probe

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 24 Oct '14, 9am

    The Nevada Public Utilities Commission has opened an investigation into the safety of smart meters after fire chiefs in two cities, Reno and Sparks, connected them to nine fires in their communities, The Reno Gazette-Journal said in a story posted on October 16. NV Energy has installe...

  • Energy Nerd: A New Ground-Mounted Solar Array

    A New Ground-Mounted Solar Array

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 24 Oct '14, 9am

    I have been paying attention to the cost of solar for a long time and now and for the past few years it has made real economic sense to consider solar. I had a custom client who wanted solar, the cost for a 10KW system, installed and after tax credit, added $105 to their mortgage paym...

  • Solar Energy Costs Fall in 2013

    Solar Energy Costs Fall in 2013

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 23 Oct '14, 8am

    Prices for photovoltaic (PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. (PV Photovoltaics. Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic (PV) cell has no ...

  • Spray Foam Insulated Homes Need Ventilation

    Spray Foam Insulated Homes Need Ventilation

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 22 Oct '14, 8am

    Most installations of spray foam insulation, when properly installed, act as an 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...

  • Hammer & Hand Shares Its Construction Guide

    Hammer & Hand Shares Its Construction Guide

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 22 Oct '14, 9am

    Hammer & Hand, a well-known construction company in the Pacific Northwest, has posted its Best Practices Manual online. Used by Hammer & Hand carpenters in the field, the guide includes 180 step-by-step illustrations on dealing with a range of details, including crawl spaces, rainscre...

  • Presumptive European Superiority Syndrome

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 21 Oct '14, 9am

    This is what I have been looking for ever since I learned that European Ug's were measured differently than in North American. So European sealed glass units have spacing of 18mm, which are optimized for their climate conditions (or is it optimized for testing?). And this wider spacin...

  • Living in a Passive House - shared experiences #PassiveHouse #Netzero #Greenbuilding

    Living in a Passivhaus

    greenbuildingadvisor.com 21 Oct '14, 9pm

    A residential building construction standard requiring very low levels of air leakage, very high levels of insulation, and windows with a very low U-factor. Developed in the early 1990s by Bo Adamson and Wolfgang Feist, the standard is now promoted by the Passivhaus Institut in Darmst...

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