30 Oct '12, 5pm

Keeping Water Out of Buildings: The Four Pathways, via @BuildingGreen #greenbuilding #insulation #drainage #parenting

Good overview of the subject. Here are a few additions and amendments: Bulk: Site features can also divert or deflect wind and water before it reaches the building, which is why height and site exposure is a determining factor in the water vulnerability of buildings. Roof overhangs, or rather the ratio between overhang width and wall height, have been shown to be one of the most important factors in preventing water damage. Similarly, some method to drain roof water away from a building is key to durability. Every inch of rain on 1000 SF of roof will drain almost 625 gallons of water down toward the foundation. Capillary: Capillarity requires two things: a "tube" and a reservoir to continue to supply that tube. So another essential capillary break is porous granular foundation backfill with a footing drain to prevent a reservoir next to the foundation wall. Lapped siding s...

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buildinggreen.com 30 Oct '12, 8pm

Good overview of the subject. Here are a few additions and amendments: Bulk: Site features can also divert or deflect wind...

A timely post for the NE : @bglive: Keeping Wat...

buildinggreen.com 29 Oct '12, 1pm

Good overview of the subject. Here are a few additions and amendments: Bulk: Site features can also divert or deflect wind...

Wondering what the #ENERGYSTAR can do for your ...

renewableenergyworld.com 31 Oct '12, 3pm

Since the Energy Star Certification Program's inception in 1999, Energy Star® certified buildings saved over $866 million ...

About Tankless Water Heaters #energyefficiency

About Tankless Water Heaters #energyefficiency

hes.lbl.gov 02 Nov '12, 4pm

Tankless (Instantaneous) Water Heaters Return to No-Regrets Remodeling index Exhaust vent to outdoors Cold water inlet Bur...

Make Your Buildings WELL: A New Design Standard...

buildinggreen.com 01 Nov '12, 10pm

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'Australia in the Asian century': Opportunities...

gbca.org.au 29 Oct '12, 5am

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) welcomes the release of the ‘Australia in the Asian Century’ white paper, a...

The Way of Water via @seashepherd

seashepherd.org 28 Oct '12, 1am

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CREE Buildings Sustainable Tall Wood Building System Arrives in U.S. @gbelements

CREE Buildings Sustainable Tall Wood Building S...

greenbuildingelements.com 31 Oct '12, 2pm

CREE Buildings, is the U.S. division of CREE GmbH. It is a subsidiary of Rhomberg, a 4th generation Austrian building comp...

What insulation is recommended for basement wal...

greenhomeguide.com 30 Oct '12, 6pm

First you will need to solve your moisture problem. Make sure you have proper drainage on the lot. The sump is working pro...