Re: GBlist: cellulose insulation; live roofs; etc.
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 14:32:10 -0500 (EST)

Mike wrote
" We had a lot of trouble with leaks, despite engineers'
assurances to the contrary about their waterproof system. And fixing the
leaks required excavating the roof to get to the membrane, then puzzling
out where the leak was. It was a hair-puller. So, who is cleverer--water or
designers? Today, I'd have to go with water."

Sad but true. I myself have at times been astonished at how little regard
water and air (not to mention fungi, moss, arthropods, mammals, birds,
reptiles, amphibians) have for my understanding of physics, chemistry and
biology. They clearly haven't read my papers. And lecturing doesn't seem to
help. Terry
This greenbuilding dialogue is sponsored by Oikos (
and Environmental Building News ( For instructions
send e-mail to