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Training for the Trades, Part 2

A recap of the Texas Building Science Symposium, a few lessons learned, and resources to investigate A recap of the Texas Building Science Symposium, a few lessons learned, and resources to investigateHome Performance & Weatherization, BS*+Beer, building science education, building science symposiums, training for the tradesRead MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Insulating as an afterthought

Hello,I have been hired by a client to insulate a 3 season cottage (exposed studs and rafters) in Maine, zone 6.  Basically, it was built and inspected, and now he… Hello,I have been hired by a client to insulate a 3 season cottage (exposed studs and rafters) in Maine, zone 6.  Basically, it was built and inspected, and now he…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Normal mini split maintenance!!! With video

Do you really need a garden hose to clean the mini split head in your house?I happened across the kit on AliExpress it seems several different models so it must… Do you really need a garden hose to clean the mini split head in your house?I happened across the kit on AliExpress it seems several different models so it must…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

What are insulators doing pre-IRA rebates?

I’m a residential efficiency contractor for existing homes. While we do windows, heat pumps, etc, it of course is mostly insulation & air sealing. My question is: what are insulators… I’m a residential efficiency contractor for existing homes. While we do windows, heat pumps, etc, it of course is mostly insulation & air sealing. My question is: what are insulators…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Seeking Rhode Island info

Seeking GBA wisdom on the regulatory landscape of RI.  My daughter is new to Providence and is looking to buy a small fixer-upper or build on one of those tiny… Seeking GBA wisdom on the regulatory landscape of RI.  My daughter is new to Providence and is looking to buy a small fixer-upper or build on one of those tiny…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Advice for HVAC renovation in Eastern MA

We are adding a small addition to our house (c1960) and hoping to upgrade our heating system as part of the process. We are about 20 miles west of Boston. We currently… We are adding a small addition to our house (c1960) and hoping to upgrade our heating system as part of the process. We are about 20 miles west of Boston. We currently…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Better ROI Windows

I live in Iowa. Our home was built in 2010 and has cheap builder grade vinyl windows–at least double pane though. We are looking to replace them. We are very… I live in Iowa. Our home was built in 2010 and has cheap builder grade vinyl windows–at least double pane though. We are looking to replace them. We are very…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

zone 6 basement rim joist insulation.

House has 2in poly-iso on the exterior. The 1st and 2nd floor I am using Kraft face fiberglass next gen due to the price. For the walk out portion of… House has 2in poly-iso on the exterior. The 1st and 2nd floor I am using Kraft face fiberglass next gen due to the price. For the walk out portion of…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Rheem / Ruud hybrid heat pump water heater

There are several long threads in this forum regarding Rheem heat pump water heaters that have been very useful to me while I investigated the performance and features of my… There are several long threads in this forum regarding Rheem heat pump water heaters that have been very useful to me while I investigated the performance and features of my…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Flash & Batt Walls in Zone 4A?

Hey everyone,We are building a house in Suffolk County, NY, in climate zone 4A. Contractor is wanting to do a flash & batt wall. We are being asked to use… Hey everyone,We are building a house in Suffolk County, NY, in climate zone 4A. Contractor is wanting to do a flash & batt wall. We are being asked to use…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

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