Monthly Archives: October 2016

Short thought on a long sentence

  “Where a preservationist might insist that broad expanses of decayed original plaster be repaired or restored with new material mixed and applied according to traditional recipes and finishes, a renovator would more than likely remove the plaster entirely, replacing … Continue reading

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Skepticism as a tool

  The other day a new IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) product assessment tool was announced by Healthy Building Network and Google. For building professionals this could be a valuable tool in their kit. We need to have access to good … Continue reading

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Don’t be a dim bulb

  Light bulbs come up all the time when talking about energy efficiency. One comment I hear all the time, “I’ll switch to the more energy efficient bulbs as I use up the old ones.” I’ve got a better idea, … Continue reading

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About a Thousand Words

No, I’m not going that long. Today I’ve got pictures, just two. Usually, the pictures I bring back from jobs are boring and quite inscrutable to people outside of the building science world. Like this one. This is just a … Continue reading

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