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Don’t Be an Air Hole! — Part 2

Posted on March 27,2015 by ChrisBriley in Chris Briley

Phil and I have freshened up our drinks and now we're ready to tackle Items 8 through 15. Be sure to go back to Part 1 to listen to Items 1 through 7. Here's a link to the PowerPoint presentation that inspired this podcast: Sprout Follies at NESEA.

Free Podcasts on Building Topics

Posted on March 27,2015 by ScottG in Building Performance Podcast

When Corbett Lunsford got out of the music business and took up building diagnostics and consulting, he learned that old hands in the industry weren't always interested in sharing their trade secrets. They were, in fact, "a little bit cranky" when Lunsford came calling. So the Chicago-based Lunsford vowed that when he became more established, he'd share what he knew with anyone who was interested — for free.

Foundations — Part 2

Posted on March 27,2015 by ChrisBriley in basement

Phil and I have returned to continue our discussion on foundations. In Part One, we covered slabs and frost walls, and in this part we cover basements and crawl spaces.

The Highlights:

**Do you really need a basement?** If there's no programmatic need for a basement (like the need for a workshop), then perhaps you can do without one. **Insulation: Inside or outside?** There are many reasons to insulate on either side. We weigh the pros and cons.

The Green Architects Chat With Allison Bailes

Posted on March 27,2015 by ChrisBriley in Allison Bailes

Allison Bailes was in town to talk to the Building Science Discussion Group, and Phil and I thought we'd grab him to share a conversation with our listeners. (For more on the Building Science Discussion Group, see “Steve's Garage.”)

The Green Architects Chat With John Straube

Posted on March 27,2015 by ChrisBriley in Building Science

Phil and I have long been fans of building science guru John Straube. So we were very pleased to have him as a guest on our podcast, and to bend his ear a bit on some of his views on green building. Unfortunately, because we were unable to schedule a good time to record during the evening, we recorded in the morning. So the live libation of cocktails is absent from this episode. Sadly, the satisfying clink of our glasses has been replaced with a pathetic clunk of our coffee mugs. But not to worry—we've still managed to maintain our casual demeanor and include a cocktail and a song.

The Green Architects Chat With James Howard Kunstler

Posted on March 27,2015 by ChrisBriley in architect

You know how occasionally the comments section that follows certain blogs drifts off into “Big Picture” territory? When we do a podcast on something simple like air sealing or home energy monitoring, for some reason someone has to bring up population control, lack of focus on urban retrofits, or how Frank Loyd Wright was a racist. (For the record, I'm not trying to bring that one up again—so let's leave it alone, please.) Anyway, this one's for you, “Big Picture People.”

An Interview With Martin Holladay, Part 1

Posted on March 27,2015 by ChrisBriley in Chris Briley

You know him, you love him (or at least his articles): Martin Holladay. He was in the neighborhood, so he stopped by to chat with Phil and me for this episode of the Green Architects' Lounge. This is your chance to get to know the man behind some of your favorite blog posts and Fine Homebuilding articles.

Net-Zero Homes, Part 3

Posted on March 27,2015 by ChrisBriley in architect

In Part 3 of this episode, the net zero conversation winds down as Phil and I talk about the “cost trade-off” game in which the homeowners will likely engage. We also have a bit of a disagreement as to how much the clients need to know about the energy-saving details being incorporated into their homes. (Good stuff.)

Ground-Source Heat Pumps, Part 2: Rules of Thumb

Posted on March 27,2015 by ChrisBriley in Chris Briley

In Part One of this episode from the Green Architects' Lounge, we only scratched the surface. Now it's time to really dig in and decide if a ground-source heat pump system is right for you, and if so, to start planning for it.

In Part Two of the podcast, we discuss:

  • A tale of two houses: Chris shares a story of two houses—one a success, and one that had to abandon using a ground-source heat pump
  • Rule of thumb for flow: 3 gal. per minute per ton of heating/cooling
  • Why Does Green Building Matter? (Part 2) - Building Science Podcast

    Posted on March 27,2015 by John Straube in Building Science

    _This podcast series is excerpted from a two-day class called "Building Science Fundamentals" taught by Dr. Joe Lstiburek and Dr. John Straube, of Building Science Corporation._

    Why Does Green Building Matter? - Building Science Podcast

    Posted on March 27,2015 by John Straube in Building Science

    _This podcast series is excerpted from a two-day class called "Building Science Fundamentals" taught by Dr. Joe Lstiburek and Dr. John Straube, of Building Science Corporation._

    Understanding Indoor Air Quality (2) — Building Science Podcast

    Posted on March 27,2015 by JoeLstiburek in gba radio

    _This podcast series is excerpted from a two-day class called "Building Science Fundamentals" taught by Dr. Joe Lstiburek and Dr. John Straube, of Building Science Corporation._

    Understanding Indoor Air Quality (1) - Building Science Podcast

    Posted on March 27,2015 by JoeLstiburek in gba radio

    _This podcast series is excerpted from a two-day class called "Building Science Fundamentals" taught by Dr. Joe Lstiburek and Dr. John Straube, of Building Science Corporation._

    How Air Affects a House (2) - Building Science Podcast

    Posted on March 27,2015 by John Straube in air barrier

    _This podcast series is excerpted from a two-day class called "Building Science Fundamentals" taught by Dr. Joe Lstiburek and Dr. John Straube, of Building Science Corporation._

    Insulation Retrofits on Old Masonry Buildings - Building Science Podcast

    Posted on March 27,2015 by JoeLstiburek in gba radio

    _This podcast series is excerpted from a two-day class called "Building Science Fundamentals" taught by Dr. Joe Lstiburek and Dr. John Straube, of Building Science Corporation._

    Rain Control in Energy Efficient Buildings - Building Science Podcast

    Posted on March 27,2015 by JoeLstiburek in gba radio

    _This podcast series is excerpted from a two-day class called "Building Science Fundamentals" taught by Dr. Joe Lstiburek and Dr. John Straube, both of Building Science Corporation._

    The Perfect Wall, Roof, and Slab — Building Science Podcast

    Posted on March 27,2015 by JoeLstiburek in Building Science

    _This podcast series is excerpted from a two-day class called_ Building Science Fundamentals _with Drs. Joe Lstiburek and John Straube of Building Science Corporation. For information on attending a live class, go to [BuildingScienceseminars.com](http://www.buildingscienceseminars.com/) This week Dr. Joe talks about enclosure design principles of energy efficient buildings_

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