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Sustainable Demolition - Donating Furnishings and Building Materials (Reduce Waste AND Save on Taxes!)

Demolition,Reuse,Georgia,Sustainable Demolition,1920sMakeoverATL,1920sMakeoverATL Showhouse

by Rate It Green Team

As Matt Hoots of Sawhorse Inc. reminds us, part of green building is wasting less.  There are quite a few ways to reduce waste, but among the simpler methods are throwing fewer items into landfills in the first place, and reusing… more...

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0 replies | 100 views | Posted on: 12/02/2022 | Last updated: 12/05/2022

Radon Control starts with a good design

Radon,Radon Testing,Clean Vapor

by Matt Hoots SawHorse Design + Build

The need for vapor control below the house The #1920sMakeoverATL is a Passive House renovation in Atlanta, GA.  Not only does Atlanta have lots of rain and humidity, causing the ground to be wet most of the year, but it also has hig… more...

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0 replies | 1221 views | Posted on: 10/31/2022 | Last updated: 11/07/2022

#1920sMakeoverATL House Update - Foundation Work has Started

by Rate It Green Team

The #1920sMakeoverATL Project is in full gear now (!), and foundation work has started! Matt and the ATL team have decided to prop up the house on piers and completely rebuild the foundation. The original foundation was just in poor shape, … more...

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0 replies | 1374 views | Posted on: 03/28/2022 | Last updated: 12/05/2022

Our Path to Choosing Green Building Certifications: A Passive House and Earthcraft Home Renovation

Green Building,Certification,Deep Energy Retrofit,Passive House,Green Building Certifications,1920sMakeoverATL,1920sMakeoverATL Showhouse

by SawHorse, Inc.

Our video conversation above, part of the full "Behind the Walls" webinar playlist, shows how the Passive House Standard far exceeds basic energy codes.  When we first started the design process on the #1920sM… more...

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0 replies | 6319 views | Posted on: 07/24/2021 | Last updated: 12/05/2022

Common Framing Problems with Older Homes can Lead to High Energy Bills

by SawHorse, Inc.

I've heard that "They Don't Build Them Like the Used To..."  This may be a good thing for some things like furniture, however when it comes to the structure of an old house, thank goodness we have made progress. &n… more...

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0 replies | 8185 views | Posted on: 07/24/2021 | Last updated: 07/24/2021

"Gas vs Electricity" Misperceptions Still Tipping the Scales?

Induction Cooking,Energy Efficiency,Natural Gas,High Performance,Indoor Air Quality,Decarbonization,Electrification,Gas vs Electric,All-Electric Building

by SawHorse, Inc.

Many Americans Still Think All-Electric means sacrificing performance.   As an owner of a premium [design + build] firm, I get asked which products are best for my client's house based on performance, efficiency, price, and s… more...

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0 replies | 5436 views | Posted on: 07/18/2021 | Last updated: 07/25/2021

The Pre-Construction #1920sMakeoverATL Virtual Reality Green Building Tour is Live!

Green Building,Virtual Reality

by Rate It Green Team

Announcing the launch of the #1920sMakeoverATL Showhouse Pre-Construction Virtual Reality Tour! Hear the birds sing and the music play, tour the project, and it's like you're THERE, from the comfort of your office or e… more...

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0 replies | 9286 views | Posted on: 05/25/2021 | Last updated: 05/25/2021

Discussing Air Tightness and Blower Door Testing with Corbett Lunsford, Matt Hoots, and Chris Laumer-Giddens (Video)

HVAC,Indoor Air Quality,Ventilation,Humidity,Filtration,1920sMakeoverATL,Blower Door Testing

by Rate It Green Team

Follow along in this video as Corbett Lunsford of the Building Performance Workshop talks about air-tightness with Green Builder Matt Hoots of Sawhorse Inc. and Architect Chris Laumer-Giddens of LG Squared and performs a blower door t… more...

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0 replies | 4877 views | Posted on: 05/23/2021 | Last updated: 07/25/2021

Asbestos Testing at the #1920sMakeoverATL Deep Energy Retrofit Project


by Rate It Green Team

In collaboration with Green Builder Matt Hoots of Sawhorse, Inc., Derek Williams of Bruce Environmental reminds us that asbestos is a serious safety hazard and concern for both workers on site and the eventual homeowners.  Asbest… more...

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0 replies | 5503 views | Posted on: 05/21/2021 | Last updated: 05/21/2021

Visit the #1920sMakeoverATL Showhouse with Chris Laumer-Giddens of LG Squared

Architecture,Design,Deep Energy Retrofit,Renovation,Retrofit,1920sMakeoverATL Showhouse

by Rate It Green Team

Chris Laumer-Giddens of LG Squared, Inc takes us on a tour of the #1920sMakeoverATL project before work begins, and while we're still in the design phase of the project. There is so much to see as we design, then dissect… more...

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0 replies | 1704 views | Posted on: 05/01/2021 | Last updated: 06/03/2021

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