[Greenbuilding] Fwd: energy savings myths

Reuben Deumling 9watts at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 12:41:01 PST 2011

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 12:28 PM, Benjamin Pratt <benjamin.g.pratt at gmail.com
> wrote:

> What do you think of these articles?
> http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/walls-need-breathe-and-9-other-green-building-myths
#1 who cares?
#2 as he concedes, walls do need to be able to dry out when they get wet.
Hair splitting
#3 not well argued, besides he fails to consider the owner
(dweller)-builder option which changes the economics
#4 o.k.
#5 first one that I found useful and that I can agree with
#6 technical point I've never stumbled over/heard claimed - fine
#7 forest~/~trees a home that 'needs' a compressor AC is a badly designed
#8 stretching to fill his list here. Why is this on the list?
#9 "When it comes to heat distribution, a
Btu<http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/glossary/8#term962>is a
Btu."Talk about a myth!
#10 contradicts his debunking of #3

> http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/more-energy-myths?
He discovered Rick Diamond and Mithra Moezzi's paper. Good for him. Now
we're cooking with gas.
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