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Aiming for Higher Performance Homes - A Holistic Approach is Best

Energy,Energy Efficiency,retrofits,Renovations,1920sMakeoverATL,Home improvement

by Rate It Green Team

  There are plenty of reasons people might not want or be able to renovate the interior of the home when trying to improve building performance.  What can you do to improve performance working on the outside?   I… more...

  Filed under: #1920sMakeoverATL

0 replies | 1072 views | Posted on: 08/24/2023 | Last updated: 11/17/2023

How Effective is ROCKWOOL Stone Wool Insulation Against Water?

Resiliency,Water,Insulation,Resilience,ROCKWOOL,Building Envelope,Stone Wool Insulation,Mineral Wool Insulation

by Rate It Green Team

  What happens to ROCKWOOL stone mineral or stone wool insulation when it gets wet? This is an important question, as insulation is installed on the outside of the house, on the roof, on the walls, and underneath the foundation.… more...

  Filed under: #1920sMakeoverATL

0 replies | 641 views | Posted on: 08/24/2023 | Last updated: 08/24/2023

Reviewing the Benefits of ROCKWOOL Stone Wool Insulation

Fire Safety,Insulation,Soundproofing,ROCKWOOL,Stone Wool Insulation,Mineral Wool Insulation,Thermal control layers,Air infiltration,Pest control

by Rate It Green Team

  In this video, Matt Hoots of Sawhorse, Inc. and Chris Laumer-Giddens of LG Squared, Inc. share why they think highly of ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation, also known as mineral wool insulation.    Top areas o… more...

  Filed under: #1920sMakeoverATL

0 replies | 416 views | Posted on: 08/24/2023 | Last updated: 08/24/2023

What are Outriggers, and Why Do We Need Them?

Thermal Bridges,Insulation,Building Envelope,Air Barriers,Control layers,Outriggers,rafters,trusses,sheathing,continuous insulation

by Rate It Green Team

  As Matt Hoots of Sawhorse, Inc. and Chris Laumer-Giddens of LG Squared, Inc. explain in this video, outriggers are rafters or trusses that extend beyond the roof of the building. Outriggers create an overhang to protect e… more...

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0 replies | 1522 views | Posted on: 08/24/2023 | Last updated: 09/29/2023

Why Air Sealing and Insulation are Both Essential

Energy Efficiency,Insulation,Healthy Homes,air sealing,1920sMakeoverATL

by Rate It Green Team

  Why do we need to air seal AND insulate? The answer is that these control layers work together to protect air quality and energy efficiency, improving comfort, protecting our building assets, and saving energy and money. … more...

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0 replies | 1547 views | Posted on: 04/26/2023 | Last updated: 05/31/2023

The “Perfect Wall” defined and demonstrated

Insulation,Walls,Building Envelope,Air Barriers,The Perfect Wall,1920sMakeoverATL,Moisture Barriers,Control layers,Cladding

by Matt Hoots SawHorse Design + Build

We keep using the term “perfect wall” when describing the various control layers on the #1920sMakoverATL deep enegy retrofit and learning house.  This concept does deserve to be unpacked since it sounds like I am stating th… more...

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0 replies | 1697 views | Posted on: 04/23/2023 | Last updated: 04/28/2023

What is ACH50, and why does it matter?

by Matt Hoots SawHorse Design + Build

We have been making good progress on the #1920sMakeoverATL learning house. In some content we created about this project, we have thrown out the term ACH50 without explaining why it matters.   As our society becomes more aware … more...

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0 replies | 2555 views | Posted on: 04/23/2023 | Last updated: 04/28/2023

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 | 2380 views | Posted on: 12/02/2022 | Last updated: 04/10/2023

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 | 3022 views | Posted on: 10/31/2022 | Last updated: 12/21/2022

#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 | 1662 views | Posted on: 03/28/2022 | Last updated: 12/05/2022

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