27 Sep '12, 4am

I just told @MartinHolladay to 'take a Heat Load off' and ease up on his condemnation of the PH Standard here:

Finding the right balance by Bronwyn Barry Helpful? 0 Sign in to vote I'm working on a remodel in Sunnyvale, California, just down the road from San Fran. Our overall heating load there is still higher than our cooling load (1.77 BTU/ft2hr vs. 1.17 BTU/ft2hr), even with well-insulated assemblies and good air sealing (R-25 walls, R-40 Roof, R23 floor & airtight to 1ach50. Yes, don't laugh - it's California.) We're using the existing rough openings for our windows and have added two additional units for light balance in a bathroom and the living room. I'm finding that even if I cranked the glass SHGC way up, the windows on this project would still be net positive heat losers, mostly due to how the building is oriented and the large evergreen trees on the south side. My building loses more heat through the walls, roof, floor (8,714 kBTU/yr) and windows (4,635 kBTU/yr) than it...

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greenbuildingadvisor.com 28 Sep '12, 12am

Finding the right balance by Bronwyn Barry Helpful? 0 Sign in to vote I'm working on a remodel in Sunnyvale, California, j...

Bronwyn Barry v. Martin Holladay: the Passivhau...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 27 Sep '12, 1pm

Response to Bronwyn Barry by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor Helpful? 0 Sign in to vote Bronwyn, You wrote, "I'm finding that...

LEED should be overhauled because it rewards bi...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 26 Sep '12, 5am

Finding the right balance by Bronwyn Barry Helpful? 0 Sign in to vote I'm working on a remodel in Sunnyvale, California, j...

The PHPP is simply a tool. It does not inherent...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 25 Sep '12, 2am

Finding the right balance by Bronwyn Barry Helpful? 0 Sign in to vote I'm working on a remodel in Sunnyvale, California, j...

The hows and wherefores of drainline heat exchangers. @atwilson

The hows and wherefores of drainline heat excha...

buildinggreen.com 26 Sep '12, 8pm

This simple system for recovering heat from wastewater makes a lot of sense—especially for families and commercial buildin...

The @GBAdvisor Passive House pillow fight conti...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 21 Sep '12, 7am

Finding the right balance by Bronwyn Barry Helpful? 0 Sign in to vote I'm working on a remodel in Sunnyvale, California, j...

Looking Through Windows — Part 5 | Is this appr...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 27 Sep '12, 5pm

A residential building construction standard requiring very low levels of air leakage, very high levels of insulation, and...

@jesse_th - Here is a Passivhaus with Menck windows:

@jesse_th - Here is a Passivhaus with Menck win...

passivhausprojekte.de 27 Sep '12, 7pm

2 buildings, 4 floors + top floor, 34 residential and 3 commercial units (34 total WE PHPP) The Association, Altonaer Spar...

From Methane to Plastic to Methane, Without Waste

green.blogs.nytimes.com 25 Sep '12, 7pm

Mango Materials Methane is captured at a wastewater treatment plant and used to make a bipolymer that goes into the manufa...

From Methane to Plastic to Methane, Without Waste

green.blogs.nytimes.com 25 Sep '12, 7pm

Mango Materials Methane is captured at a wastewater treatment plant and used to make a bipolymer that goes into the manufa...

Waste Heat to Electricity Breakthrough

Waste Heat to Electricity Breakthrough

spectrum.ieee.org 19 Sep '12, 8pm

19 September 2012—When utilities burn fossil fuels to produce electricity, roughly two-thirds of the energy in the feedsto...

Looking Through Windows - Part 4 @GBAdviror #Fi...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 25 Sep '12, 1pm

Thermotech gave us references for two homes, both in Belfast, Maine. That was convenient, as it allowed us to visit the Be...

Get ready for heat-pump water heaters - to beco...

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Stop global whining! by curt kinder Helpful? 1 Sign in to vote I have installed a Smith/State/Whirlpool/Kenmore/Voltex/Cra...

Are top-quality triple-glazed windows cost-effe...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 14 Sep '12, 9am

An architectural cliché from the 1970s — the passive solar home with large expanses of south-facing glass — is making a co...

‘When you wanna take me?’

‘When you wanna take me?’

sg.news.yahoo.com 26 Sep '12, 11am

“I don’t want to hurt my family,” she said, her voice shaking. “And moreover he’s well connected.” On 2 December, Sue, who...