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High Density Foam -- Any Incidents of Cracking in Frame Walls as Studs Dry/Twist?

Just had a convo with a cold climate builder who said he has had concerns about the viability of the continuity of the air/vapour barrier c…

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AI Res. Green and Energy Efficient Addendum

The Appraisal Institute made the AI Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum fillable.  Check out the new version that makes it easy…

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Basement Renovation - Concerns & Ideas

Good morning pros! I am bidding on a basement renovation of a two story brick home in Arlington, VA. The first story is partially below gr…

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Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.

We have a small 1940s single level house (1005sqf) in Berkeley, California that is in need of a deep energy upgrade. Our plans include maki…

Started by Kaushal Bharath Raju

7 17 hours ago
Reply by George J. Nesbitt

Air Source Heat pump or mini-split efficiency

Greetings everyone!     I have a technical questions I hope I could get some feedback! I understood that air source heat pumps are very ef…

Started by Luis Hernandez

0 on Friday

Air sealing wood-burning fireplace from the crawlspace below

Hi, I'm looking for some advice on air sealing the around the mantle of a fireplace in the crawlspace. Should I just apply spray foam as ne…

Started by Blake Shurtz

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CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?

http://greendreamgroup.libsyn.com/this-house-sucks-but-not-very-hard-brett-singer-scientist-shows-us-where-depressurization-testing-has-led

Started by Corbett Lunsford

18 Apr 13
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Residential Green Valuation Tools

Residential Green Valuation Tools Appraisal Institute just announced its latest new book on valuing residential high performance properties…

Started by Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA

0 Apr 13

Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?

For decades tankless water heaters haven't been worth the effort to install due to our artificially low cost of natural gas in the USA and…

Started by Bob Blanchette

0 Apr 13

High Density Foam -- Any Incidents of Cracking in Frame Walls as Studs Dry/Twist?

Just had a convo with a cold climate builder who said he has had concerns about the viability of the continuity of the air/vapour barrier c…

Started by Shawna Henderson

2 Apr 11
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Insulation Blower Recommendations?

Does anyone have any recommendations for a residential insulation blower?  We currently use an InsulMaxx 5000, and we've been pretty happy,…

Started by Jim Conlon

0 Apr 10

Disguising Ductless Heat Pump Units

Hi all, I am looking for strategies others have seen or used to disguise the interior units of ductless heat pumps or AC units from being t…

Started by Andy Gostisha

7 Apr 10
Reply by Roy L. Miller

'Shielding insulation'

Good morning all, We had a question come up on "shielding insulation." The description is as follows:  "The Universal Shielding Insulation…

Started by Rob Buchanan

3 Apr 9
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