"NEST, for all it's faults, certainly has real appeal, and what it tells us about the controls building inhabitants REALLY want is invaluable.
Simplicity and feedback.
For residential, it's a little alarming to see the simple, yet…"
"Thanks Greg, three more things to add to my litney against foam "......very wet wood. Spray foam doesn’t stick to wet cold substrates well and when the wood dries it shrinks.....delaminating at the interface between foam and wood.…"
"Won't matter how energy efficent or not a house is, if water proofing and condensation isn't the first priority.
Bigger problem for the entire building is the stucco finish. In a Northern (freeze / thaw) they crack, and it…"
"See, we can all do good while doing well. Even real estate investors! I hope Kassi can someday document more about what works for her projects, maybe with convincing hard numbers investors need before they commit to spend more for…"
"I'll take flak on this from other architects
Architects have been dealing with errors and omissions a very long time, some say a couple of thousand years. At the least, now a days we have legally mandated PERSONAL liability that…"
"That you can't find energy stats for elder care which is quite frankly, sad. In this age of gov't cut backs, it's hard to imagine private industry stepping up to the plate to do this basic research, nor a university (what…"
"Your story is very much the norm. Few care to spend any money upfront, and many can't, despite end savings. As another poster noted, start your own company, but first check into governmental programs that you could tap into as your…"
"Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you! Don't…"
"A follow up to Dennis Heidner : Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac actually squashed public efforts to create low interest loan pools that would have made energy improvements accessible to the bulk of homeowners who don't have spare cash laying…"
"I'll share what I've found struggling to get a geo system to justify a geo system at my place:
1. You need the right distribution system in place already, low temp hydronic or high volume low pressure well insulated ducted air…"
"Definitely anytime the roof is on its last legs work rip it off and work from the top.
Otherwise, Instead of removing the exisitng GB below the ceilinig you just leave it and work on top of it - (working on the assumption there's…"
"Two reasons not to attack a new waterproof roof:
1. 100% of the patches have to be perfectly waterproof for near 20 yrs, which for me means a double patch, which...
2. Leaves you with an irregular roof, assuming you can get…"
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