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  • Tobias Richon | Feb 14,2009 10:50 PM EST
    Peter, someday is now. As seen on TV.... https://www.getsnuggie.com/flare/next
  • Michael Chandler | Feb 14,2009 11:49 AM EST
    We are doing a lot of work to eliminate all elbows in hot water lines to minimize turbulence inside the pipes. If hot water displaced cold (plug flow) as it ran down the pipe the experience of ...
  • John Brooks | Feb 14,2009 07:49 AM EST
    Nice Article Carl, It is the Piping! It does start with the home design and fixture locations. Then it is usually up to the the plumber to decide how to route her pipes. Unless instructed ...
  • Bruce King | Feb 13,2009 01:48 PM EST
    The vinyl debate can be hard to follow or make sense of. When that happens to me, I look at the money -- who's writing your paycheck? I know Bill Walsh, and know he gets paid -- if he gets paid ...
  • Peter Yost | Feb 13,2009 05:48 AM EST
    But of course. I think that she is on to something because we don't need houses to be comfortable, just the people in them. Someday we will all be wearing special comfort suits under our fashion ...
  • Jeff Medanich | Feb 12,2009 12:54 AM EST
    I agree that an energy audit is an excellent tool to include in the type of energy and comfort performance upgrade you are doing.In my area more and more energy raters and auditors have ...
  • Carl Seville | Feb 10,2009 03:21 PM EST
    If you haven't read James Kunstler on this subject, you should. His nonfiction book "The Long Emergency" is scary, and I just started his novel "World Made by Hand" which is truly terrifying.
  • Carl Seville | Feb 10,2009 03:19 PM EST
    Is Linda still keeping her heat at 50 and wearing lots of sweaters?
  • Martin Holladay | Feb 10,2009 01:14 PM EST
    John, George told me that he prefers to use conventional rack-mounted PV modules rather than roof-integrated PV tiles or slates, because the power output per square foot of conventional modules ...
  • John Brooks | Feb 10,2009 12:15 PM EST
    I like this image...the solar panels are integrated into the architecture..and it has an overhang! Nice work George Watt.
  • Michael Chandler | Feb 09,2009 11:53 PM EST
    Robin I did not mean to overwhelm you with more information than you needed, it sounds like you are well along with the draft sealing in the basement and new windows. I just wanted to be sure ...
  • robin kautz | Feb 09,2009 10:20 PM EST
    WOW! i really appreciate your very detailed and comprehensive advice, michael, but that all sounds to me like it would be easier to tear out and replace the walls! the house a 1949 box ...
  • Martin Holladay | Feb 09,2009 08:29 AM EST
    Michael, Articles on moisture problems in cold-climate homes insulated with open-cell foam appeared in the April 2005 and July 2005 issues of Energy Design Update. Briefly, the following cases ...
  • Michael Anschel | Feb 08,2009 12:19 PM EST
    Breathe deep man. Inhale that social irresponsibility. Feel the rush of human greed. The problem now isn't even that we have a lifestyle so hooked on juice that its constantly looking for new ways ...
  • debra lombard | Feb 06,2009 05:20 PM EST
    Is $250/SF for almost 3000Sf ($741,000) really sustainable?? CAn the average person in CT afford to live there?
  • Sally Waterman | Feb 05,2009 10:18 PM EST
    Thanks for the good advice. I promise not to get too "creative."
  • Daniel Morrison | Feb 05,2009 10:01 PM EST
    How old a house are we talking about, Robin?
  • Michael Chandler | Feb 05,2009 05:52 PM EST
    I've heard some horror stories about folks who poured foam down into walls that lacked sheathing and a house wrap or drainage plain. The foam held wind driven rain against the back of the siding ...
  • Michael Chandler | Feb 05,2009 11:03 AM EST
    Our local planning board met with representatives from the building community to ask what we thought about the county mandating all new homes meet Energy Star and LEED-h with in two years. Imagine ...
  • Carl Seville | Feb 05,2009 10:19 AM EST
    Your last paragraph is the key to the entire issue. No matter how good a code is, if it is not enforced, it is useless. Several years ago I was on my state's energy policy council, filled mostly ...
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