The Wedge

A Laney College Net-Zero Tiny Home

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Field Trip to the ReStore

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Doors & Windows | 0 comments

We took a field trip to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore to check out their supply of gently used windows, doors and other construction materials. We found more hidden treasures next door at The Reuse People, including some reclaimed windows we selected for the front face of The...

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Wrapping The Wedge

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Insulation | 0 comments

Like wrapping a present — OK, a very big and awkwardly-shaped present! — we wrapped The Wedge in a layer of moisture-protection building paper. The product we selected is Dupont’s “Tyvek DrainWrap” because combines superior air and water resistance, vapor permeability and strength of Tyvek with a vertically grooved surface, to...

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Adding the Insulating Thermal Barrier

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Insulation | 0 comments

Our goal has been to provide the best insulation for The Wedge, in order to minimize heat loss and summer heat gain. With proper insulation, we will be able to maintain comfortable temperatures inside the house without the need for supplemental heating and cooling systems. Our insulating system includes wrapping the house in a 1″ thick, foil-faced...

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