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Green Foundation Resource
A well-planned foundation can make a substantial contribution to controlling heat and cooling costs while eliminating potential moisture and mold problems. There are many different types of foundations to choose from, depending on climate, soils condition, water table and other factors.
See Chapter 4 on Foundations in the Green from the Ground Up book for more details or contact us about training .
Heat is lost through foundation walls, crawl spaces and concrete slabs. Foundations should always be insulated, preferably on the outside to reduce the risk of condensation and make the mass of concrete or block walls part of the conditioned space. An insulated foundation becomes part of the house's thermal envelope, contributing to energy conservation and creating a more comfortable environment.Insulating a Basement on the Inside
Although exterior insulation offers more advantages, basements can be insulated from the inside, too. The key is controlling the movement of moisture and mold-inducing condensation as warm air migrates to a cooler surface.Green Foundation Transition Guide
Some tips and best practices to get started.
Build forms from plywood or aluminum
Initial costs are higher, but they save the trouble and expense of replacing forms made from dimensional lumber
Wood forms made from 2x12’s can only be used a few times and are usually too soiled to be recycled
Reuse forms as much as possibleModular forms are made for most foundation applications Keep as much material out of the landfill as possible can reduce landfill costs Clean and stack used forms after use and reuse them on another project
Use insulated concrete forms
Combine insulation and concrete to form one wall
Polystyrene blocks are stacked to create a foundation wall and concrete is poured into the void for rigidly
Save on both concrete and labor costs
Many companies make ICFs. There are blocks that are made from recycled woodchips and mineral wool. Most are made from polystyrene
Install a perimeter drain at the base of a foundation wall
A perimeter drain gathers water that might otherwise damage the foundation wall, and channels it away from the foundation.
A perforated pipe wrapped in landscaping felt and placed in a bed of crushed rock located around the footing of the foundation
Insulate foundation walls and slabs with rigid foam
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Philadelphia Flower Show 2018
Dates: 3/4/2018 – 3/11/2018
Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia
1101 Arch Street
The Philadelphia Flower Show, internationally recognized as one of the nation's premiere events as well as the oldest and largest indoor show of its kind, is produced by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. PHS has more than 15,000 members throughout the country, offers hundreds of educational programs year-round, and is considered the nationâ�TMs leading authority on urban renewal through greening. PHS's acclaimed Philadelphia Green program restores neighborhood parks, creates community gardens, conducts large scale tree plantings, revitalizes vacant land, engages thousands of citizens in community development activities and maintains treasured public landscapes. Its greening efforts are modeled in many cities across the country.Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the Philadelphia Flower Show 2018? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.All information in Events In America is deemed to be accurate at the time we add it,and we take steps to verify all details and update our records when new information is provided, but as people, events and circumstances change, we caution users to independently confirm all information. EventsInAmerica.com and Events In America LLC make no guarantee of accuracy and assume no liability for inaccurate information.