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The battle over the missing “and” continues, but several proposals suggest that it won’t end the way we reported it would on April Fools’ Day.
Vera has called this lovely little log cabin home for thirty years. It's full of memories, and she has no interest in leaving it. But her husband passed away a few years ago, and Vera's children worried that she couldn't keep up with the maintenace a log home requires. The house was cold and drafty, and they'd started talking about nursing homes when Vera's daughter met Evergreen Energy Advisor Brian Robinson by happenstance.
Unfortunately, ice dams are a familiar-enough concept that they hardly qualify as a buzzword. Everyone knows that heavy icicles can pull off gutters, crash to the ground, trap water on the roof deck, and cause serious leaks, and everyone’s abuzz with quick, temporary fixes. Real solutions demand an understanding of the building science behind this common winter sight, though, and that’s how ice dams found their way into this series.
Every industry does it. We use words that mean so much to us that we don’t realize that they’re meaningless to the rest of the world. This series - Energy Efficiency Buzzwords De-Buzzed– attempts to change that. Have a “green” word or phrase you want de-buzzed? Let us know and we’ll add it to the series!
Today’s buzzword: Building Envelope
If you own a historic home, you understand how difficult it can be to optimize indoor comfort while also preserving the structure’s timeless... Read More