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Online Conference: Hope for Homes Bill - Advocacy Day, May 25, 8:30 am EDT

Development,Green Building Policies,government initiatives

by samanthaklein Intern

Join this conference Tuesday, May 25 for a day of meetings with Congress in support of the HOPE for HOMES Act of 2021! We need YOU to tell Congress why this bill – which would provide $500M to support online training for contractors a… more...

  Filed under: Government Policies

0 replies | 9 views | Posted on: 05/07/2021 | Last updated: 05/07/2021

Free Building Science Webinar: Behind the Walls of the #1920sMakoverATL Showhouse with LG Squared & SawHorse, Design+Build, May 17, 4-5 pm EDT

Insulation,Rockwool,1920sMakeoverATL,Showhouse,LG Squared,Sawhorse, Inc.,BuildingScience


Go "Behind the Walls" (or in this case outside of them!) with Chris of LG Squared (Architect), Matt of Sawhorse, Inc. (Builder), and Dan of ROCKWOOL.   Join the #1920sMakeoverATL team as they prepare to take a ve… more...

  Filed under: #1920sMakeoverATL

0 replies | 323 views | Posted on: 05/04/2021 | Last updated: 05/05/2021

Going Electric for Heating and Cooling, and Water Heating, in a Residential Retrofit - #1920sMakeoverATL (video)

Energy Efficiency,HVAC,Heating and cooling systems,Healthy Homes,Hot Water Heating,Heating,Cooling,1920sMakeoverATL

by Rate It Green Team

Join Green Builder Matt Hoots of Sawhorse, Inc. for an exciting preview of the 1920sMakeoverATL deep energy retrofit project's heating and water heating systems.   For the project, Matt will be converting these s… more...

  Filed under: #1920sMakeoverATL

0 replies | 124 views | Posted on: 05/04/2021 | Last updated: 05/04/2021

Free Webinar: 2019 Energy Code for ADUs Explained, May 13, 1 pm PT / 4 pm ET

Energy,Architecture,California,Energy Code

by samanthaklein Intern

The energy code can feel confusing and complicated, and even more so for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) as a relatively new legal building type with multiple form factors and varying requirements. In particular, questions about how to appl… more...

  Filed under: Energy

0 replies | 223 views | Posted on: 05/03/2021 | Last updated: 05/04/2021

An Introduction to Marvin Windows and Doors: Ultimate Signature, Modern Signature, Elevate and Essential (Video)

Windows,Doors,Marvin Windows and Doors

by Rate It Green Team

Green Builder Matt Hoots put together this introduction to Marvin Window and Doors windows with Marvin’s Regional Sales Manager Kevin Kline and Senior Project Manager Brenda Pellan-Brunk.   Marvin Window and Doors now of… more...

  Filed under: Company News and Highlights

0 replies | 1932 views | Posted on: 01/29/2021 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

Green Building Myth Busting: Natural Ventilation - Do Your Walls Need to "Breathe?" (Video)

Green Building,Insulation,Weatherization,air sealing,Ventilation,Building Envelope,Green Building Myth Busters,Green Myth Busters,Air Barriers,Vapor Barriers

by Rate It Green Team

Welcome to the launch of the Green Building Myth Busters Series with Matt Hoots.  Matt’s and his coconspirators are about to bust some old misperceptions in the green building world wide open!  This week, Matt&rsquo… more...

  Filed under: Health and Air Quality

0 replies | 2216 views | Posted on: 12/24/2020 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

Learning about Subject2Change with Jodi Smits Anderson - Sustainable Information is What We Make of It!

Green Building,Sustainability,Resilience,Community,Equity,Green Building Conversations,Information Sharing,Subject2Change,2bgreener

by Rate It Green Team

One can learn a lot from Jodi Smits Anderson in about 6 minutes! Allison Friedman and Matt Hoots recently had the privilege of talking with Jodi about her Subject2Change project, as well as the nature and state of information sha… more...

  Filed under: Podcasts

0 replies | 502 views | Posted on: 12/23/2020 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

Video: Common Sense Dos and Don'ts for Dealing with COVID-19 and Indoor Air Quality in Your Homes and Workplace

Health,Healthy Buildings,Covid-19,Homes

by Rate It Green Team

Matt Hoots of Sawhorse Design, Inc. has created a video explaining some of the most important factors we should consider in managing cleaning, disinfecting and general safety as we spend more time at home and slow or close office buil… more...

  Filed under: Health and Air Quality

0 replies | 3378 views | Posted on: 03/26/2020 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

Showcase Opportunity - Join Matt Hoots on an Exciting 1920s Deep Energy Retrofit!

Green Building,Deep Energy Retrofit,Retrofit,Atlanta

by Rate It Green Team

Matt Hoots of Sawhorse, Inc. is working on an exciting new whole house renovation and deep energy retrofit. You’re invited to get involved with your product or services OR you can follow along and enjoy the step-by-s… more...

  Filed under: #1920sMakeoverATL

0 replies | 611 views | Posted on: 04/27/2021 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

Parsons Healthy Materials Lab: 6th Annual Healthier Design Innovation Contest! Submission Deadline: Monday May 17, 2021

Design,Parsons Healthy Materials Lab

by Rate It Green Team

Does your work exemplify healthy material innovation and advocacy in design?   Are you a design activist creating innovative design while promoting equity? Are you using healthy materials and addressing climate change? Parsons … more...

  Filed under: Contests and Votes

0 replies | 334 views | Posted on: 05/01/2021 | Last updated: 05/01/2021

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