30 Oct '12, 8pm

Tristan & Pete at explain the 4 pathways of water into your home. Note the benefit of an old home

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, 5pm

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...

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...

The Way of Water via @seashepherd

seashepherd.org 28 Oct '12, 1am

Combating disastrous deceptions with the power of patience Commentary by Captain Paul Watson Captain Paul Watson Photo: Bi...

[Blog] Building with Adobe as a Cost-Effective Solution for Home Construction?: Building with adobe is a traditi...

[Blog] Building with Adobe as a Cost-Effective ...

homeenergy.org 30 Oct '12, 11pm

Building with adobe is a tradition that dates back millennia. But in Santa Fe, the material has enjoyed a resurgence thank...

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - The Way of ...

seashepherd.org 28 Oct '12, 1am

Combating disastrous deceptions with the power of patience Commentary by Captain Paul Watson Captain Paul Watson Photo: Bi...

One of the most polluted bodies of water in New York is flooding

One of the most polluted bodies of water in New...

grist.org 29 Oct '12, 5pm

The Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn is gross. An EPA Superfund site , the agency describes it as “one of the nation’s most exten...

'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...