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Contemporary "Proud Green Home" at Serenbe: Construction Update

WEEK 5: Jodi and I spent a day last week at Serenbe, which is not complete without a stop at the Blue Eyed Daisy for a grilled Pimento Che…

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens

0 Dec 11, 2012

Improved Energy Codes, Diminishing Return, & a New Performance Baseline

It wasn't long ago that the EPA's ENERGY STAR New Homes Program created an uproar in the residential building community by releasing Versio…

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens

0 Oct 2, 2012

Part II: Designing for High Performance, Controlling Heat Flow in Slab-On-Grade

In Part I of this series on designing for high performance, we discussed the control of moisture flow at foundations. We showed you this de…

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens

0 Aug 15, 2012

Designing for High Performance: Slab-On-Grade, Part I – Controlling Moisture Flow

We’re just a few weeks away from a computer generated, self-guided interactive virtual tour of the Serenbe Residence. We’re using REVIT sof…

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens

0 Aug 13, 2012

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John Nicholas replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
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R Higgins replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
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John Nicholas replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
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R Higgins replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
"I have that problem, 45 to 50 degree ground water, in summer, not that we have much of a…"
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