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Feds gave Ri 250 K to study the effects of climate

Posted by tobr24u z6 RI (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 5, 13 at 5:02

change on the citizenry. I could have told them for nuttin. Hotter summers and colder winters are driving my utility bills thru the roof, How about you? And the utility company just jacked up our rates by about 9%. It is an outrage I'm telling you, a freakin' outrage...


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RE: Feds gave Ri 250 K to study the effects of climate

Will you be under water as the sea level rises?

Are there any hills in RI?

Got any hip waders?

Here is a link that might be useful: Link


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RE: Feds gave Ri 250 K to study the effects of climate

Cheap energy is nearing its end. There will be jobs in insulation retrofits in a few years, though.


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WxDano wrote,

Cheap energy is nearing its end. There will be jobs in insulation retrofits in a few years, though.

I was interested to learn about the "passivhaus" concept; I wonder if there will be growth in that homebuilding technique in the US. These homes require as little as 1/20th the energy to heat and cool.


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"passivhaus" concept; I wonder if there will be growth in that homebuilding technique in the US

I'm writing an article with a collaborator who lives in one, her spouse is a leading proponent of passivhaus. Personally I think they are a nice niche but require a lot of input.

I have friends who have a nearly off-grid house, but for a couple months in winter when there are too many clouds for passive heating.


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RE: Feds gave Ri 250 K to study the effects of climate

WxDano wrote,

Personally I think they are a nice niche but require a lot of input.

I'm not sure what you mean -- clarify?


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RE: Feds gave Ri 250 K to study the effects of climate

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 5, 13 at 12:56

I they are nice to a certain extent, otherwise require a lot of input maybe they should be called passiveaggressivehaus.


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RE: Feds gave Ri 250 K to study the effects of climate

LOL! bboy

Dano, the passivhaus concept is remarkable and would go a long way in making us energy-efficient, if not sufficient.


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RE: Feds gave Ri 250 K to study the effects of climate

There are several houses around here with the glass walls on the correct SWW orientation, made with adobe brick so the walls are 2-3' thick, and using modern ceiling insulation with solar power/water panels on top, that come pretty close - wood fire for the few weeks on cloudy winter days where they need supplemental heat.

Mixing the old and new....


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RE: Feds gave Ri 250 K to study the effects of climate

I'm not sure what you mean -- clarify?

Open curtains, close curtains, move area rug, shift furniture, crack door, close door, cushions off window seat, trim trees, design carefully so no trees obstructing, purchase large lot, design carefully...

I went up to Montana to work on strawbale project to learn techniques, but not a fanatic about the whole thing. They are cool, just not for everybody. One day the techniques will of necessity be incorporated into more structures, though. The modern forms in, say, Net Zero homes in Germany, have some new bugs to iron out.


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RE: Feds gave Ri 250 K to study the effects of climate

250k? That study should be wrapping up pretty quickly, I'd say.


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RE: Feds gave Ri 250 K to study the effects of climate

Feds gave Ri 250 K to study the effects of climate

But better not give anybody anything to study the effects of firearms on the population or the NRA will be all over your case. Second Amendment doncha know.

-Ron-


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