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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 | 2854 views | Posted on: 07/24/2021 | Last updated: 07/26/2021

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 | 3281 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 | 2054 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 | 3778 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 | 2478 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 | 2602 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 | 1276 views | Posted on: 05/01/2021 | Last updated: 06/03/2021

The Rheem ProTerra Hybrid Water Heat Pump - A Great Fit for the #1920sMakeoverATL Project (Video)

Heat Pumps,Electrification,Water Heaters,Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters

by Rate It Green Team

Green Builder Matt Hoots and Rheem join together in this video to give a preview of the Rheem ProTerra hybrid electric heat pump water heater, which will be installed in the #1920sMakeoverATL deep energy retrofit project.   Th… more...

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0 replies | 2940 views | Posted on: 05/17/2021 | Last updated: 08/23/2021

Radon and Vapor Control Layers in the 1920sMakeoverATL Showhouse: Pre-Project Testing (Video)

Indoor Air Quality,IAQ,Radon,1920sMakeoverATL,Radon Testing,Radon Tests

by Rate It Green Team

As part of the #1920sMakeoverATL whole house deep energy retrofit, Matt and the building team are running pre-diagnostic tests which will help them address performance issues relating to health and safety, comfort, and energy efficien… more...

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2 replies | 3397 views | Posted on: 05/17/2021 | Last updated: 05/20/2021

Air Filtration at the #1920sMakeoverATL Showhouse - It Can Only Get Better from Here (Video)

HVAC,Indoor Air Quality,Ventilation Systems,IAQ,Ventilation,Filtration,1920sMakeoverATL,Whole House Ventilation Systems

by Rate It Green Team

We might say Green Builder Matt Hoots is having too much fun filming informative videos to let us in on the behind the scenes action at the start of the #1920sATLMakeover deep energy retrofit project, but breathing unhealthy air is of… more...

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0 replies | 3012 views | Posted on: 05/17/2021 | Last updated: 05/18/2021

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