Saturday

Kids get it done where Grownups Fail



Massive Victory for 7 Kids in Climate Change Lawsuit in Washington State


This is a guest post by Our Children's Trust originally published on EcoWatch Today, in a surprise ruling from the bench in the critical climate case brought by youths against the State of Washington's Department of Ecology, King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill ordered the Department of Ecology to promulgate an emissions reduction rule by…

Friday

GO Sunset Hills Earth Day 2016






GO Sunset Hills' Earth Day Celebration">
GO Sunset Hills Earth Day Celebration April 16, 2016 3915 S Lindbergh Blvd, Sunset Hills, MO 63127 Free To the Public 9:30AM to 1:00PM

GO Sunset Hills Earth Day Celebration
April 16, 2016


3915 S Lindbergh Blvd,
Sunset Hills,
MO
63127
Free To the Public 9:30AM to 1:00PM





Activities: Recycling, Kids Zone, Art Fair, and Vendors

Event:

GO Sunset Hills' Earth Day Celebration Saturday - April 16th!! The address is
3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd.,
Sunset Hills, MO
63127.

The event it
free for the public and the hours are 9:30 to 1:00 p.m.


Committee members will be onsite at 8:30.

We will have free hot dogs available (while they last) and chips & soda for purchase.

Thank you. See you Saturday!


Alderman Dee Baebler

Founder of GO Sunset Hills


Tuesday

ElectroHemp Organic Remediation: How is this helping our StLouis Neighbors?

ElectroHemp Organic Remediation: How is this helping our StLouis Neighbors?:

While working on a Startup Business http:electrohemp.org that will save lives in the St Louis Region. I approached a Startup Group who works in a well known St Louis College. They are interested in the ‪#‎biotech‬‪#‎cleantech‬, and ‪#‎Agriculture‬ inventions the Team has developed and developing.
The "ElectroHemp's" Teams goals: are to save lives and help our immediate community by improving the quality of life for those affected by the Nuclear Waste that is illegally buried at ‪#‎WestlakeLandfill‬ and the ‪#‎ColdwaterCreek‬ areas of the Region.
The team has figured out how to cycle the toxins from the ground faster than has been previously done with a Natural System. And then dispose of these toxins which are made inert ie: "non hazardous". This process is accomplished by using natural and organic resources.

At first, I was thrilled to get the offer for assistance. Until I read the fine print on the cost of their "so-called" help: 5-10 times the original investment to be paid back in 5 years.
Believe me I emailed back: "I understand that everyone needs to make money, did I catch that right and you guys wanted a, ROI x 5 in 5? The Country Boy in me wants to dicker a lil here and point out:
"We are helping our Neighbors in the St Louis Region" And possibly saving our friends, family, and selves from being infected by cancer causing nuclear radiation. A ROI x 2 or 3 in 5 would make the spreadsheet tolerable. Even if its Grant money the biz gets to operate on. That Grant money came from Tax Dollars< Our Money.""
ROI x5 to help our Neighbors. What kind of help is that? Who are they really trying to help?

Thursday

Simple Comparison of Clothes to a Buildings Envelope

R 16 Unfaced Wall Insulation as used in Benton Rehab Project
R 16 Unfaced Wall Insulation as used in Benton Rehab Project


If you are reading this I’m going to assume that you aren’t a googlebot or bingbot and wear clothes in your daily activities.  You are an actual human being who wears clothes.  
Besides the obvious fact we wear clothes to cover our nakedness.  
We humans wear clothes for protection, protection for our bodies from the heat, from the cold, from rain and snow- from the Elements.  
We protect ourselves with clothes against the Climate and Elements we live in.

Just as you wear clothes to protect yourself from the elements the various parts of a properly constructed energy efficient building are there to protect it from the elements while keeping the inhabitants comfortable.

While it may sound complex in Nature; it’s really rather simple in content when talking about a Building.

The simple comparison in how warm and dry an Insulated Windbreaker is to a Simple T-Shirt.   
The Windbreaker stops the Cold Air from reaching your skin and the Insulation is the stuff that keeps the cold from creeping close to your body.  
  1. While a T Shirt lets in both Air and Cold thus failing to keep you warm and dry. (This is the Framing of your Building. )
  2. A Sweatshirt will help seal out a little cold but not for long. (This is the Insulation in your Building. )
  3. But when a Windbreaker is put on over the Sweatshirt and T-Shirt it is such relief to be warm- almost anything is tolerable when in a Cold Windy Environment. (This is the Air Barrier in your Building.)
  4. Caps or Hats (The roof of your Building)
  5. Shoes and boots (The Foundation / Basement of your Building)
Examples 1 thru 5 when applied to a Building is your Building's Envelope or Outer Shell.
The buildings we live and work in need protection too. Just as you will add layers against the cold to stay warm in today’s extreme climate. Your Building needs the same protection against the Elements of Heat and Cold.

The best protection against the Elements cold and heat from entering your building is: Insulation.

Insulation is your Number One Source for keeping your building’s energy consumption as low as possible while staying comfortable.

 Insulation keeps the Heat and Cold from creeping in your Building.  

While building Insulation comes in many forms it basically performs the basic action that I mentioned above when talking about wearing a sweatshirt.  

Insulation is there to keep out the heat and cold that make life uncomfortable(to include the uncomfortable feeling you get when you pay your local monthly Gas and Electric utility bills- for the over priced services they provide your building.)

Example of Air Barrier used in Benton Rehab ProjectJust as the Windbreaker stops the Wind from interfering with your body.  The Air Barrier does the same for your Home or Office.  Normal construction techniques have various Air Barriers. All of which are designed to eliminate and reduce the cold or warm air from entering and leaving your Building.  This is the second most crucial step in protecting a building against the Elements of heat and cold.

Bare Wall Stud Framing with No layers of Protection from the Elements
Bare Wall Stud Framing with No layers of Protection from the Elements
So what is the T-shirt used in this examples place in a building.  The T Shirt in this example is the Buildings Walls and Roof.  See the bare wall in this photo above of the Benton Rehab Project.

 While the crew and I were rehabbing this building in St Louis.  This is the framing without layers of Insulation or Air Barrier.  It’s obvious that these walls will not keep out any heat or cold.  Just as a t-shirt performs.
The Air Barrier and Insulation coupled with a few other areas of your building is your Building's Envelope.
reposted Scotty, Scotts Contracting St Louis Renewable Energy 4/2/13


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Wednesday

St Louis Condo Upgrades

Scotty was called in to finish a job after another contractor dropped the ball on this St Louis Condo Project.

Project List and a short video of work done
  • 2 - Switch Operated Ceiling Fans with Decorative Medallions
  • 1 - 36 in Pocket Door Kit  Laundry Room
  • 2 - 3 Way Hall Lighted Light Switches [Power In at Light]
  • 2 - Hallway Lights
  • 1 - Laundry Room Switch and Light
  • 1 - Condo Door Intercom
  • 1 - Hardwired Smoke Detector







Scotty to the rescue: Picking up the ball after a shady contractor left the Client with unfinished project. Pocket Door Install in Laundry Room, 3 way lighted light switch hallway install, 2 switch operated ceiling fan installs with Decorative Medallion,  Intercom System, Laundry Room Switch, next on the list for the  St Louis Condo Owner is new kitchen sink and faucet.

  3 Way Switch Power In at Light Diagram
3 Way Switch Power In at Light Diagram








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