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Wall Control Layers, and How Zip System Products Work with Wall Panels and Roof panels to Keep Buildings Dry (VIDEO)

Walls,Air and Water Resistive Barriers,Air Barriers,Vapor Barriers,Water barriers,Huber,The Perfect Wall,Zip System

by Rate It Green Team

What is the "perfect wall"? 10 Years ago, Dr. Joseph Lstiburek, building science expert, published an article detailing the "Perfect Wall."  The wall is an assembly that is designed to "keep the outside … more...

  Filed under: Other - Wood

0 replies | 8228 views | Posted on: 11/01/2020 | Last updated: 01/20/2023

Webinar: Heat Pump Application & Design (Content Available 24/7)

Energy Efficiency,HVAC,Heat Pumps

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Recorded Webinar: Heat Pump Application & Design Recorded: Tuesday, June 16 | 2:00 pm Central Speaker: Kimberly Llewellyn - Performance Construction Technical Lead at Mitsubishi Cost: Free This webinar will focus on sizing an… more...

  Filed under: Heat Pumps

0 replies | 2970 views | Posted on: 11/09/2020 | Last updated: 01/20/2023

Designing and Building High Performance Homes, and Building "the Perfect Wall" using Stone Wool Insulation - A Video Series in 8 Parts

High Performance Building,Insulation,ROCKWOOL,Stone Wool,Mineral Wool,Stone Wool Insulation,Mineral Wool Insulation

by Rate It Green Team

In this 8-part series hosted by Rockwool, Chris Laumer-Giddens of LG Squared, Inc. walks us through some of the high performance homes he’s built, the basics of well-built wall assemblies, and the top reasons he builds with stone … more...

  Filed under: Mineral Wool Insulation

0 replies | 7066 views | Posted on: 12/03/2020 | Last updated: 01/19/2023

Electric Lawn Care Equipment by Husqvarna - Eliminate Gas, Reduce Noise and Pollution, and Save Energy (Video)

Electrification,Lawn care,Mowers,Landscaping,Edgers,Trimmers,Blowers,Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment,Lawn and Garden Equipment

by Rate It Green Team

Caleb Peck from Husqvarna recently spoke with Green Builder Matt Hoots about Husqvarna’s residential and commercial electric mowers and other lawn and maintenance equipment, some of which can also be automated and/or solar power… more...

0 replies | 7209 views | Posted on: 12/06/2020 | Last updated: 01/19/2023

Solatube International - Natural Daylighting through Sun Tunnels for your Home or Business (Video)

Healthy Building,Lighting,Daylighting,Wellness,Solatube,Sun Tunnels,Daylight Tunnels,Tubular Daylighting Devices,Natural Light

by Rate It Green Team

If you aren’t aware of daylight or sun tunnels, or you want to know more, join green builder Matt Hoots as he speaks with Dr. Neall Digert, Vice President at Solatube International to learn more about Solatube’s techn… more...

  Filed under: Tubular Daylighting Devices

0 replies | 7674 views | Posted on: 12/08/2020 | Last updated: 01/19/2023

Clean Surfaces - Bringing CASPR (Continuous Air & Surface Pathogen Reduction) to Hospitals, and Homes, Offices, Facilities & Schools

Mold,Air Quality,Indoor Air Quality,Disinfectant,Sanitizing,Cleaning,Pathogens,Fungi,Bacteria,Viruses

by Rate It Green Team

Brett Duffy with Clean Surfaces recently shared a helpful introduction to CASPR Group’s "hands-free” disinfecting technology with Rate It Green’s Matt Hoots. Clean Surfaces is a distributor for… more...

  Filed under: Disinfectants

3 replies | 2013 views | Posted on: 12/16/2020 | Last updated: 01/17/2023

Green Building Myth Busting: Nope, You're Not Allergic to Wool (Video)

Green Building,Sustainability,Insulation,Green Myth Busting,Green Building Myth Busting,Wool,Wool Insulation,Allergies,Caragreen,Myth Busting

by Rate It Green Team

Matt Hoots is always ready to bust a myth.  Recently, he was talking with Daman Dillon and Kristine Hart of Caragreen Healthy Building Materials about Havelock loose fill wool insulation (100% wool and no synthetic mix - it&rsquo… more...

  Filed under: Insulation

4 replies | 6978 views | Posted on: 12/24/2020 | Last updated: 01/13/2023

Stone and Brick Veneers from Eldorado Stone and Cultured Stone - Lighter and Easy to Install (Video)

Walls,Stone Veneer,Cementitious Stone,Manufactured Stone,Thin Brick,Stone,Brick

by Rate It Green Team

Green Builder Matt Hoots brings you “live"* to the expo floor in this multi-part interview with Allie Roqueta, Marketing Brand Manager at Boral Stone Division, from the International Builders Show (IBS).… more...

  Filed under: Other

1 replies | 4107 views | Posted on: 12/24/2020 | Last updated: 01/13/2023

An Introduction to Aprilaire and Whole House Air Quality Systems (Video)

Air Quality,Ventilation,Humidity,Moisture Control,Filtration,AprilAire,Moisture,Moisture Management,Humidification,HVAC Controls

by Rate It Green Team

Join green builder Matt Hoots as he interviews Joseph Hillenmeyer, Channel Marketing Manager for Aprilaire.  Joseph shares some company history as well as an overview of key issues related to whole-house filtration and humidity c… more...

  Filed under: Humidity Control Equipment

0 replies | 14300 views | Posted on: 02/23/2021 | Last updated: 01/09/2023

Exploring Whole House Filtration and Particulate Matter, with Aprilaire (Video)

HVAC,Air Quality,Indoor Air Quality,Ventilation Systems,Ventilation,Filtration,AprilAire

by Rate It Green Team

In this interview with green builder Matt Hoots, Joseph Hillenmeyer with Aprilaire takes a deeper dive into whole-house air filtration and explores what we need to know about healthy air.  Awareness of filtration has grown in the… more...

  Filed under: Filtration

0 replies | 10463 views | Posted on: 02/25/2021 | Last updated: 01/09/2023

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