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Green Products and Materials- Page 2 of 154

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    FS: Rockwool Comfortboard 80 4×8′ 1.5″ Sheets

    I am selling some leftover Rockwool Comfortboard 80 continuous insulation panels, located in Bellingham, Wa. They are 4x8' x 1.5" R6 panels. They are in perfect condition. They are still…

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    Ecocell semirigid cellulose batts

    Anyone have experiences to share with CMS's ecocell semi rigid cellulose batts?  They're not common in the south, but to me they provide a valid alternative to mineral wool (…

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    Is Icynene spray foam a problem for peopleWith chemical sensitivities?

    Hello. We are building a new home and the builder wants to build a conditioned attic space using icynene spray foam. He says it’s non toxic. I’m sensitive to odors…

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    Choosing a Door for an Insulated Garage

    Lots 'o info from 10 years ago.   Summing it up, sounds like, surprise, air sealing is supreme and hinges on the hinges.   Or more accurately, on sealing margins between the…

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    Temporary protection for exterior HFO spray foam?

    Hi,In renovating our 1890's farm house, we're using exterior spray foam as both the main insulation and water barrier.  2021 being what it is, our siding has been delayed for…

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    Polyiso Rigid Foam Insulation Supply Shortage

    Recently it's been very difficult to acquire polyiso rigid foam board. That is true especially in larger thickness. How have builders been responding to this shortage?

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    Siding for cold wet climate

    Hi all, I'm looking for a suggestion on siding for a cold, wet climate at high elevation in northern West Virginia, which is much colder than you would expect. Climate…

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    Vent Covers for HRV Exhaust and Intake Ports

    Hello, I'm installing Broan HRV160TE and I'm wondering what everyone uses for exterior vent hoods? Do you just use dryer/bathroom vent/range hood vent hoods with dampers? That makes sense for…

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    Inappropriate Advertising on GBA

    Just got an email from GBA touting "Steam Shower Wellness Experience" in any home. I really doubt this is a green product. Seems like just another opportunity to throw heat…

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    World’s whitest paint, claimed to eliminate/reduce air conditioning needs

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/09/17/whitest-paint-created-global-warming/8378579002/I eagerly await the testing and results as I am about to start building a house in north Texas (climate zone 3).Any comments? It doesn't seem like this is "insulating…