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Think of Your House As a Bathtub…Full of Heat

October 17, 2012
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    One of my posts on dual flush toilets was recently published on Green Building Advisor. The post was on heat absorbed by cold water in the toilet tank. The broader point was how complex and interconnected a house’s thermodynamics are. But for anyone who does not have some high end energy modeling software […]

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A Variation on Esoteric – The REMOTE Wall System

July 30, 2012
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      I mentioned in my last post that we were getting toward more esoteric wall systems like the PERSIST walls. Well, the REMOTE wall system is a variation on PERSIST, making it like an esoteric second cousin, once removed. And up front, I’m admitting that I’m flat out copying a lot of material […]

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We’re Getting Esoteric Here…PERSIST Wall Systems

July 27, 2012
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      Don’t call it a comeback… I’ve written about exterior foam insulation as a wall concept before, but thought I’d touch on a few of the specific systems out there: the PERSIST and REMOTE approaches. These are two incredibly well insulated, air tight approaches to creating an efficient, green house. What is PERSIST? […]

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Sky High R-Value with no Foam – Larsen Truss Walls

July 6, 2012
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  Sometimes the homeowner conversations during audits wander into what could be done with a home as opposed to the best ROI or greenest options. It’s difficult to significantly upgrade wall R-value without a major project. Interior solutions involve gutting and re-insulating wall cavities or drilling holes for injection foam which wouldn’t substantially upgrade walls […]

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Wattle and Daub – The Ancient Wall Made Modern

April 26, 2012
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  I’ll admit I think I’ve driven myself a bit ‘cooling crazy’ after a solid month writing solely about air conditioning. It’s like eating vegetarian for a few weeks and you end up craving a bacon cheeseburger. With steak sauce and a few grilled onions. Ohhh, yeeah. Um, so what am I writing about? Right, […]

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