Huge thanks to the entire GBA community. My house is finally complete and we are moved in. I feel our house is 100X better for having spent so much time here at GBA. It ended up being Platinum Level Greenbuilt, Net Zero. Our blower door was .43 ACH(I was disappointed I missed the door sweep that wasn’t adjusted and had a 1/4″ gap beneath it–DOH!). The house is comfortable, solid, easy to heat, etc. Without all the answers I found here, we wouldn’t be nearly as happy with how it turned out. It’s not just product selections that come from reading here, but Dana classics like “make sure you use AGGRESSIVE assumptions for your Manual J.” The knowledge I gained allowed me to talk intelligently about HVAC, or heat pump water heaters, air sealing methods, window parameters and so many other topics to make sure it was done correctly(or I was doing it correctly!). So, thanks again to the entire community–your collective wisdom is invaluable!
GBA Detail Library
A collection of one thousand construction details organized by climate and house part