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 created by using high-density foam in frame walls where…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Beyer Jul 31, 2014.
We had some serious problems with rotting in buildings that were constructed in the period 1980 and 2000s. ‘Leaky Condo Crisis’ reached fever pitch in Vancouver, BC and surrounding region (excellent Wikipedia entry details the problems, the situation and the fallout here.
In a nutshell, SoCal dry-hot climate details (no rainscreen, no overhangs)…Continue
Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00pm
Hey 2015! Here at Blue House Energy, we've a big thanks to everyone who took our Building Science Basics online course in 2014. We've been praised us to the skies <blush> for the quality of our work. We want to give more folks access to affordable, on-demand training. So, our Good Thing just became a Great Deal: our course fees are cut in half!
If you took Building Science…
Posted on January 13, 2015 at 5:30am
While hard-surface flooring is on every list for improving indoor air quality, the type of hard-surface flooring may be problematic, especially if your clients' health is already compromised.
This article on formaldehyde levels in laminate flooring emphatically waves the health flag. The article is based on testing of Chinese-made laminate…Continue
Posted on October 10, 2014 at 10:50am
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