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Cold Floors and Warm Ceilings

Prime:  prime Subtitle:  How to fix temperature stratification problems Images: During the winter, the air near your floor is cold, while the air near your ceiling is hot. Similarly, during the summer, the air conditioner keeps your first floor comfortable, while the rooms on the second floor are unbearably hot...
25/11/16|11:07 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Solar Ownership Is Gaining Ground

Subtitle:  More than half of all residential solar capacity installed in the U.S. in 2017 will be purchased, not leased Images: Direct ownership of residential photovoltaic(PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight...
24/11/16|12:33 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

A New App Creates 3-D Scans

Subtitle:  With an iPad, the manufacturer says, a user can produce accurate scans of an eight-room house in about 30 minutes Images: A spatial sensing device mounted on an iPad, coupled with new software, lets a user produce 3-D scans of a house interior quickly and accurately...
22/11/16|12:31 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Drywall Finishing Tips for Owner-Builders

Prime:  prime Subtitle:  The Zen of taping and sanding Images: Plenty of owner-builders are happy to hang drywall. When it comes to taping and finishing, however, most feel less confident...
18/11/16|02:20 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

There’s No Relief in Sight for Beleaguered Connecticut Homeowners

Subtitle:  Failing concrete foundations render some homes worthless, with the total number of affected properties still unknown Images: Connecticut authorities continue to gather information about failing concrete foundations in hundreds and possibly thousands of homes in the eastern part of the state, but there is no financial relief in sight now for homeowners whose houses are essentially worthless...
17/11/16|11:34 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Florida Voters Reject Solar Amendment

Subtitle:  Opponents said the utility-backed measure was misleading and underhanded Images: Even a $26 million cash infusion from electric utilities and lobbyists wasn't enough to persuade Florida voters to pass a proposed constitutional amendment on residential solar installations last week...
15/11/16|11:26 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

All About Doors

Prime:  prime Subtitle:  When green builders choose an exterior door, what features do they look for? Images: Almost every house has at least two exterior doors. A bad exterior door is ugly, leaky, made from materials that injure the planet, and has a low R-valueMeasure of resistance to heat flow; the higher the R-value, the lower the heat loss...
11/11/16|02:20 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

The Pretty Good House, Volume 2

Subtitle:  A structural engineer with a flair for drawing publishes an updated guide to this popular approach to building better-than-code houses Images: A Maine-based structural engineer has produced an updated handbook about “The Pretty Good House,” a middle-ground approach to building that falls somewhere between basic code compliance and pricey Passive HouseA residential building construction standard requiring very low levels of air leakage, very high levels of insulation, and windows with a very low U-factor...
11/11/16|11:13 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Smart Thermostats Are Getting Cheaper

Subtitle:  WiFi-connected thermostats don't have to cost $200 Images: The cost of connecting your house to a WiFi-enabled thermostat is coming down.read more
08/11/16|02:52 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

New Designs Make Buildings More Bird-Friendly

Subtitle:  A New York architectural firm leads an effort to reduce the number of fatal bird strikes with special building façades and glass Images: An architect at a New York-based firm is leading an effort to introduce new features into building façades that will reduce the number of bird strikes, a problem that kills an estimated 750 million birds every year...
07/11/16|12:08 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Drainwater Heat Recovery Can Lower Your HERS Score

Prime:  prime Subtitle:  Although these simple devices have always saved energy, they weren’t recognized in HERS Index calculations until recently Images: Drainwater heat recovery (DHR) devices have been around for more than twenty years...
04/11/16|01:29 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Researcher Develops a Wood-Based Insulation

Subtitle:  In Maine, tiny cellulose fibers are turned into insulation panels, while a New York company 'grows' insulation with mushroom roots and agricultural waste Images: A Maine entrepreneur has found a way to combine water and nano-fibers of cellulose into rigid insulation with insulating properties rivaling extruded polystyrene...
01/11/16|02:38 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

States are Amending, then Adopting, the 2015 IECC

Prime:  prime Subtitle:  As usual, the code adoption process in the U.S. is a mixed-up mess Images: In the U.S., the system for writing, adopting, and enforcing building codes is peculiar...
28/10/16|02:00 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Solar Access on the Florida Ballot

Subtitle:  Solar advocates say that a utility-backed ballot measure is designed to deceive voters into thinking they will have more solar options Images: Solar advocates in Florida say that they have proof that electric utilities are attempting to trick voters into supporting a ballot initiative that appears to broaden their access to solar energy but in fact will do just the opposite...
26/10/16|12:33 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

NESEA Will Hold a Conference in New York City

Subtitle:  The BuildingEnergy NYC conference will focus in part on ways to reduce carbon emissions by buildings Images: The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEANorth East Sustainable Energy Association...
25/10/16|10:22 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

What the Pact on HFCs Will Mean for Builders

Subtitle:  The phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons will usher in new versions of foam insulation and updated air conditioners and heat pumps — but not in the immediate future Images: The agreement earlier this month among 170 countries to phase in strict limits on the use of a common type of refrigerant will mean changes to many products used by residential builders, including foam insulation and heating and cooling equipment, but consumers probably won't be seeing wholesale changes for a number of years...
25/10/16|06:50 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Ventilation Failures and Vocabulary Lessons

Prime:  prime Subtitle:  A report from the recent EEBA conference in Texas Images: During the last week of September, I attended the annual conference sponsored by the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA)...
21/10/16|02:22 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Bill Proposes New Incentives for Electric Vehicles

Subtitle:  Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio wants to help commuters who drive plug-in cars to work Images: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is proposing federal legislation that would benefit commuters who drive their electric vehicles to work by as much as $250 a month...
19/10/16|12:54 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

The Rise and Fall of a Miracle Wood

Subtitle:  Acetylated lumber wins accolades for its performance and small environmental footprint, but getting a foothold in the market can be tough Images: Each year, specialty publisher BuildingGreen selects 10 of its favorite green products, the ones with the potential to “transform the industry” by conserving energy or water, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, or otherwise shepherding the building world toward a better future...
17/10/16|01:45 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

A Superinsulated House from 1984

Prime:  prime Subtitle:  This 32-year-old Vermont house has double-stud walls, triple-glazed windows, and exceptional air sealing details Images: Were the techniques of superinsulation well understood in the early 1980s? The answer depends on who you talk to...
14/10/16|02:19 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com