Chris Laumer-Giddens's Blog Posts Tagged 'science' (7)

Well-Built Dumb Home

Well-Built Dumb Home

  • One of the smartest things ever said about building a new home, was about something dumb:…

Continue

Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on February 17, 2016 at 5:45am — 3 Comments

Insulating a Slab-On-Grade in Hotlanta

Insulating a Slab-On-Grade in Hotlanta

Why in the world are we insulating a slab-on-grade in Hotlanta?

Reason #1: Atlanta is not, I repeat, NOT a cooling dominated climate. Wait...What?!?!?

Yes, it gets plenty hot here in the Summer, but it also gets downright cold. Which is why it's one of the more difficult climates to design and build in. We get both extremes.

I'm not saying we know what cold is, like all y'all do up yonder in them…

Continue

Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on February 1, 2016 at 4:03am — 9 Comments

Sparky Doubled the Air Leakage in this Home!

Sparky Doubled the Air Leakage in this Home

This is the home.

high-performance-bunglaow

This is the hole that Sparky (electrician) "innocently" made to feed a wire to the light on the front porch of the High Performance Bungalow. I discovered it a day or two after our home performance diagnostics team, Carl Seville and Abe Kruger, of SK…

Continue

Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on November 24, 2015 at 6:08am — 4 Comments

Building Science is Worthless...

Building Science is Worthless...

Thousands of hours went in this construction detail. When we factor all the time spent by building science engineers, from all over the world,…

Continue

Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on August 25, 2015 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

14 Design Don’ts for High Performance Homes

There are a lot of ways to design a home. Designing one for high…

Continue

Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on February 14, 2013 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

A Green Home - It's Just Good Design

What makes a Green Home green? Is it the bamboo floors? Maybe it’s the low-e windows or the extra insulation in the walls? What about a high efficiency heating and cooling system? Or maybe it's a plaque by your front door that says, “I'm Green!”?

How about all of the above and then…

Continue

Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on April 11, 2011 at 8:02am — No Comments

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Twitter

Latest Activity

Matt Thornberry replied to Kim Tanner's discussion Game of Homes
"Thanks Kim! Game of Homes is an exciting new way to earn professional development credits for BPI…"
20 minutes ago
Tom White posted a video

Enhabit: the non-profit that helps homes work better

Hear from homeowners Sonia, Amy, Roberta and Ty of Portland, Oregon, and Andy of Beaverton, Oregon, about their experiences with Enhabit. Enhabit is a non-pr...
36 minutes ago
Daniel Beauchemin replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Net Zero Energy Hot Water
"Dan Antonioli, You can use a ThermoDrain, drain water heat recovery to preheat your water and…"
1 hour ago
Steve Leombruno replied to Tim Kendzia's discussion Cooling effect from solar panels
"I have been told t"
1 hour ago
Rich Manning replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Poll: Where do you go for information on home performance?
"My favorite is Building Science Corp. Its not only comprehensive, its free!"
2 hours ago
Tom Barrett replied to Tim Kendzia's discussion Cooling effect from solar panels
"Any type of shading will help greatly. One of the biggest, if not the biggest, factor for high…"
2 hours ago
Rich Manning replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Net Zero Energy Hot Water
"80% seems a little  high to me for the solar system. Typically one would size the system to…"
2 hours ago
Rich Manning replied to Gabrielle Rossetti's discussion Call for Proposals - Green Building Online Training
"I don't have any proposals Gabrielle, but if you get some let me know. I really enjoy your…"
2 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service