Green Home Design Provides FREE workshop on Energy Efficient Design & Remodel Join us June 19 at the Port of Hood River 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

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by Patrick Sughrue I hitch-hiked to the Haight in 68. Food for the asking at Hara Krishna, a place to crash not far away I learned that simplicity is the way. Built a cabin on the back of my old truck, a flat-head 6 to make it run “Be Here Now” is my book of …

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In the last 100 years of building we have learned that in order to make a building seriously High Performance (energy efficient) it takes four element. 1-Enough insulation for the climate (usually quite a bit more than code requires) 2-The building needs to be relatively air tight (1 to-2 ACH@50) 3-There needs to be minimal …

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A structural insulated panel (SIP) roof has no embedded lumber in the structure, and therefore nothing substantial for attaching PV array and solar hot water mounts. Single or double lumber splines could be put into the panels, or I-joists at 4-foot intervals could be added. However, the thermal bridging that they would create are at …

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