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Guidance for Specifying Healthier Insulation and Air-Sealing Materials (Supplement to "Making Affordable Family Housing More Efficient...")

by ella.nielsen44 // Student

Guidance for Specifying Healthier Insulation and Air-Sealing Materials” was produced by Healthy Building Network (HBN) as a supplement to the report by HBN, Efficiency for All and others,

Filed under: Guidelines, Resource Guides, Handbooks

Keywords: Affordable Housing,Energy Efficiency,Insulation,air sealing

0 replies | 2124 views | Posted on: 04/15/2019 | Last updated: 02/10/2023

Air Sealing to Achieve Zero Net Energy - New Techniques and Applications, November 21, 12pm - 7:30pm EDT

by SarahA

One of the key components to achieving a Zero Net Energy building is the tightness of its envelope to air infiltration.

Learning objectives include:

  • Summarize where and how buildings leak air

Filed under: Energy

Keywords: Building Codes,Conservation,air sealing,Net Energy,Zero Net Energy Building,Blower Doors,Foam Sealants,Whole house fans

0 replies | 871 views | Posted on: 10/26/2020 | Last updated: 10/26/2020

Webinar: Selecting Healthy Insulation and Air Sealants, December 15, 2 pm CST

by samanthaklein // Intern

Insulation and air sealing are two cost-effective ways to increase the energy efficiency of a home. However, the chemicals that are found in some of these products or used during their production can

Filed under: Health and Air Quality

HVAC - Protecting Healthy Buildings with Pure Air Optimization

Keywords: Healthy Building,Insulation,air sealing

0 replies | 1086 views | Posted on: 12/05/2020 | Last updated: 12/05/2020

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

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 w

Green and Healthy Maine Homes - Home Energy Chats, Online: The Value of Green Home Improvements, March 30, 6pm EST

by Ashley Freeman

 

Join us for the first episode of our Home + Energy Chats webinar series, The Value of Green Home Improvements!

This online webinar will present the many ways to improve the health and eff

Filed under: Maine

Buildings and Our Health - News and Information

Keywords: Green Building,Real Estate,Solar Energy,Insulation,Electric Vehicles,air sealing,Heat Pump,maine

0 replies | 768 views | Posted on: 03/23/2021 | Last updated: 03/23/2021

Webinar: Home Electrification Series: Building Envelope, November 9, 7 pm EDT

by samanthaklein // Intern

In the second session of our Home Electrification Series, we’ll review how to assess and improve your home’s building envelope, including insulation and air sealing. Before you look to rep

Filed under: Electric Services

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: Insulation,Weatherization,air sealing,Electrification,Building Envelope,Heating

0 replies | 1087 views | Posted on: 10/29/2021 | Last updated: 10/29/2021

Making Homes More Disaster Proof; Reaction to Grace & Corbett Lunsford and Matt Risinger

by Rate It Green Team



Our homes and buildings have to become more adaptable and resilient, which means they must be able to endure different conditions and changing occupant needs, and they must also be weather&n

Filed under: Resilience

Keywords: Resiliency,Resilience,air sealing,Electrification,Extreme Weather,Moisture,Corbett and Grace Lunsford,Matt Risinger,Matt Hoots

0 replies | 406 views | Posted on: 05/23/2022 | Last updated: 05/23/2022

Air Sealing and Insulating Existing Homes: Air Leakage Control for Interstitial Cavities, December 15, 1 - 3 pm PT

by samanthaklein // Intern

Testing your work is imperative to meeting or exceeding performance targets and ensuring a feedback loop is in place for continual process improvements. It is well understood in the building science c

Filed under: Webinars

California Green Building

Keywords: High Performance Building,Insulation,air sealing,Air Leaks

0 replies | 1861 views | Posted on: 11/01/2022 | Last updated: 11/03/2022

Free Webinar: Addressing Common Hazards During Energy Upgrades, February 16, 9am PT

by samanthaklein // Intern

Testing one's work is imperative to meeting or exceeding performance targets and ensuring a feedback loop is in place for continual process improvements. This course is designed to help participan

Filed under: Webinars

California Green Building

Keywords: Architecture,Energy Audits,Energy Efficiency,Home Performance,air sealing,Building Envelope

0 replies | 1110 views | Posted on: 01/17/2023 | Last updated: 01/18/2023

Why Air Sealing and Insulation are Both Essential

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 buildi

Filed under: #1920sMakeoverATL

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

0 replies | 1435 views | Posted on: 04/26/2023 | Last updated: 05/31/2023

Strategies for Managing Summer Attic Heat - Air Sealing and Insulation

by Rate It Green Team



Join Matt Hoots of Sawhorse, Inc. and Amelia Godfrey, EarthCraft Program Manager for a conversation about attic heat, including why our attics get hot, why this matters, and strategies

Filed under: Other

Related to: HVAC Instrumentation and Controls

Keywords: HVAC,air sealing,Heating,Cooling,heat,Attics,Energy Load,Convection,Stack Effect,Insultation

0 replies | 1224 views | Posted on: 08/28/2023 | Last updated: 08/29/2023

European vs. American Windows - What's the Difference?

by Rate It Green Team


Have you been wondering what the difference is between European and American windows? (And have you had a European window seem to fall on you during vacation, and perhaps you panicked?) Check ou

Filed under: Doors, Windows and Openings

Keywords: Energy Efficiency,air sealing,Windows,Doors

1 replies | 1113 views | Posted on: 10/31/2023 | Last updated: 11/22/2023

Deciding When to Replace Windows

by Rate It Green Team



Thanks to GreenBuilder Matt Hoots of Sawhorse, Inc. for kicking off our series on Windows and Energy Efficiency! 

In this conversation, Matt explains when it’s time to start thin



Filed under: Doors, Windows and Openings

Keywords: Energy Efficiency,air sealing,Windows,Caulking,Window replacement,Window frames

0 replies | 762 views | Posted on: 10/31/2023 | Last updated: 12/09/2023