14 Jun '11, 12pm

Air-Sealing Tapes and Gaskets | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com: #avlgb

Having been in the industry as a sealant and adhesive manufacturer for over 33 years now, I feel so sorry for the residentail builder and remodeler who is trying to sort out 1) what sealant or adhesive (caulk, gasket or tape) to use and 2) what is truly "green" in this era of significant greenwashing while standards what constitutes a sustainable product are still being identified in our small but important part of the industry. If leading commercial consultants are still sorting this out due to the rapdily increasing value and need of air and vapor barriers, must be hard for the residential contractor unless he shops at the knowledgeable specialty waterprofing distributors, or does a lot of careful research. First, very little sticks to polyethylene, it's used as a bond release in many applications. What was described by Martin Hallady as a solution for the Trenco Acousti...

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thedailygreen.com 14 Jun '11, 7pm

Ceiling fans can create a pleasant breeze to cool a room significantly. Be sure that you have the fan running in the right...