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Using fog machine to pinpoint house leaks
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(( Researchers Developing an Ultra-Efficient Clothes Dryer )) -- High frequency vibrations, not heat, dry clothes much faster and with much less energy
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Musings of an Energy Nerd :) Rainscreens Photo of furring strips installed as part of a rainscreen installation
All About Rainscreens | Green Building Advisor
Creating an air space with vertical furring strips. One of the most common ways to establish a gap between siding and sheathing is with vertical furring strips.
This exterior door is protected by a classic "roofette."
Bungalows Restoration, Ideas, Google Search, Front Doors, Exterior Doors, House, Side Doors, Doors Overhang, Front Porches
Bungalow Restoration: Side door overhang
Front Door Overhang Ideas | Bungalow Restoration
exterior door overhang
small front door overhang - Google Search
entry door overhang for side of house
Front Porch awnings and ideas
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A ductless minisplit is a type of Air-source Heat pump that can provide space heating as well as air conditioning. Most of the ductless minisplits sold in the U.S. are manufactured in Japan or South Korea; the best known brands are Daikin, Fujitsu, and Mitsubishi
Whole house heating and cooling from two mini-splits, operating in below zero.
How to make a SIPs roof better.
Avoid Problems, Panels Care, Lstiburek Recommendations, Removal Moisturizer, Seals Seam
Seal and ventilate: Lstiburek's recommendation for avoiding problems is to seal seams between panels carefully and add a means of removing moisture.
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Metals Roof, Stands Seam Metals, Metal Roof
Ignore the pic. Nice article about energy efficiency of metal roofs.
Plenty of south-facing glazing. One way to lower costs is to specify as many fixed windows as possible, since fixed windows cost less than operable windows. This passive solar home was designed by Springtime Homes of Asheville, North Carolina.
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Case Study: Modest-Sized House Plan Offers Outsized Performance - Green Building, Design, Plans, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, Solar Heating, Building Performance, Passive Design, Small Projects - EcoHome Magazine
Photo of a passive solar house in North Carolina. Green building advisors info on passive solar....lots of really, really good info.
1433 sf for $139/sf. Still too big, but wonderfully built to be affordable and passive solar. | Case Study: Modest-Sized House Plan Offers Outsized Performance - EcoBuilding Pulse
blown cellulose insulation
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Diminishing return decisions for added insulation
Ladder-style outriggers supporting rake overhang
Trusses Design, Frames Repair, Roof Sheath, Design Example, Overhang Roof, Rafters Repair, Gables Exten, Frames Gables, Residential Construction
framing gable end overhang - Google Search
Drop Truss Design Example
Detail drawing showing the sandwich of layers under a concrete slab
Northern Climate, Floors Slab, Sandwiches, Rings, Plays, Concrete Slab, Details Drawings
Slab detail - Northern climates recommend gravel (classified fill ) placement depth to same vertical elevation as the outer footer ring to counteract frost susceptibilify. Depending on frost depth the depth of non-frost susceptible soil will vary. Let's say the footer requires four feet of compacted fill as it's classified soil structural foundaation thickness than it will be the same for the floor slab. Insulation, vapor barrier, and geo-fabric play in important role of possibly decreasing the required fill depth, heating requirements, and decrease in thr formation of damagine ice formations that can mess your structure up.
Windows and Floors at a Pretty Good House in Maine Read more: www.greenbuilding... Follow us: @gbadvisor on Twitter | GreenBuildingAdvisor on Facebook Window detail at Maine Pretty Good House
Window Cases, Convention Window, Cedar Shingle, Window Casing, Sheehi Houses
Rather than conventional window casing, the Sheehy house in Maine has returns of white cedar shingles with woven corners. The siding at the corners of the house is also woven this way.
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If you want to install fluffy insulation between the rafters of an unvented cathedral ceiling, you must also install enough rigid foam insulation on top of the roof sheathing to keep the sheathing above the dew point. The only other acceptable approach would be a flash-and-batt installation using closed-cell spray foam on the underside of the roof sheathing.
Tiny Houses, Ruler, Roof Sheath, Close Cel Sprays, Sprays Foam, Closed Cel Sprays
"If you want to install fluffy insulation between the rafters of an unvented ceiling, you must also install enough rigid foam insulation on top of the roof sheathing to keep the sheathing above the dew point. (or use closed-cell spray foam on the underside of the roof sheathing). Remember: if you choose to install rigid foam on top of your roof sheathing, don't install ventilation channels under the roof sheathing; these two practices are incompatible."
REGREEN tub surround detail
Tub Surround, Surroundings Details, Tubs Surroundings, Regreen Tubs, Backer Boards
How to instal T ply and backer board around a tub. REGREEN tub surround detail
Thermomass walls sandwich a core of XPS insulation between two layers of concrete.
Wall Sandwiches, Thermomass Wall, Basements Wall, Basement Walls
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