49ers-Falcons pregame report: Playoff scenarios, Goodwin surgery

first_imgSANTA CLARA — The 49ers’ five-year playoff drought could be over by sunset, the most controllable path being a victory over the Atlanta Falcons.What about other scenarios for them and the rest of the burgeoning NFC field, outside of the New Orleans Saints already winning the NFC South (and falling behind the 49ers in the NFC No. 1-seed race after last Sunday’s result)?Let’s break it down, because we pretty much know the 49ers’ inactives ahead of their noon post time):For the NFC-leading …last_img

ZEARO Women Hair Design Styling Clip Band Hairpin Comb Twist Accessories Tools Kits : We love the hair ties or rubber bands

first_imgWe love the hair ties or rubber bandsZEARO Women Hair Design Styling Clip Band Hairpin Comb Twist Accessories Tools KitsMaterial: plastic, sponge, metalFor Punch Hair/curl hair/mat hair/cluster hair/plait hair,making each girl with exciting new hairstylesEasy to make the hair style by using these hair Styling Clip Accessory Suitable for occupation, home furnishing, dinner, ect.This package included 20 different hair styling accessories like the picture show, and we have to give a good price, welcome to order!1.Pull hair back into a high ponytail and secure with elastic at the crown. 2. Place the hair bun donut at the very end of the ponytail and pull strands through the hole in the center. Starting in the front, smooth your hair over the donut, tucking the ends underneath. Try to disperse hair evenly around the donut. 3. Slowly roll the bun maker (along with your hair) down the ponytail until you reach the base. Flip the bottom side of the maker upward from the inside out with both hands. As you rol We love the hair ties or rubber bands. Everything in this bundle was of greater quality than i expected. We love the hair ties or rubber bands, because they aren’t rubber and don’t snap or break. It comes with a variety of different ways to style your hair and it saves me time. I would recommend this product. Loads contained in package with instructions. Everything in this bundle was of greater quality than i expected. We love the hair ties or rubber bands, because they aren’t rubber and don’t snap or break. It comes with a variety of different ways to style your hair and it saves me time. I would recommend this product. last_img read more

Making the Case for Prefab Zero-Energy Homes

first_imgPrefab design, zero net energy useIn addition to Unity Homes, several companies across the country are now offering zero or zero-energy-ready prefabricated homes or prefabricated panel components that are suitable for zero-energy construction.For example, panelized home builder Deltec recently launched a prefab zero-energy home line called the Renew Collection. Using the zero-energy approach, Renew homes are ready for the addition of solar electric panels that will generate all the power they need.Deltec offers a wide range of sizes and price points, starting with the 861-square-foot Aster. Deltec sells fully finished turnkey homes starting at about $225,000, or shell-only packages for considerably less (starting at $65,000). Several of the Deltec zero-energy models offer a double-stud wall option for northern climates.The zero-net-energy goal is being achieved by many prefab companies through smart design and the addition of solar panels. Acre Designs takes a decidedly modern, high-tech approach. Blu Homes offers a number of modern designs ranging from a $265,000 tiny home to a $1.3 million showcase model. Build Smart is a panelized system with complete wall panels, including structure, insulation, weather barrier and windows. Other modular builders include Method Homes, ArchiBlox, Hive Modular, Living Homes, CabinFever, and Nationwide Homes.While stick builders tend to work in a limited geographic area, prefab builders can ship their products over longer distances. If you want a zero-energy house, but can’t find a trained or experienced zero-energy builder locally, visit the Zero Energy Project Builder’s Directory.You may want to consider a builder who will use panelized or prefabricated products. Or if you have basic construction skills, you might consider buying a shell package to erect on your site and then complete the construction yourself. Either way, the availability, cost savings, quality control advantages, and speed of prefab homes are sure to help move zero-energy homes into the mainstream of the home building market. Because zero-energy homes are built to higher standards than most ordinary homes, they require greater attention to detail and often cost somewhat more. These two realities make zero energy homes especially well suited to the economies of scale, the speed of construction, and the precision industrial methods involved in modern prefab construction. Economies of scalePrefabrication allows entire buildings or building sections to be constructed in a factory where an inventory of required materials lies close at hand, the weather always cooperates, and high-quality control standards improves precision. The resulting product can exceed the quality of site-built structures at lower cost, and with much faster progress on site.Speed is one of the biggest advantages of prefab methods. Production in a controlled environment can proceed without weather-related delays typical of site-built homes, saving time and money. By shifting much of the work to a factory, the time needed at the site can be greatly reduced. Prefab prices can be competitive, although some costs, such as permits and fees, earthwork, foundations, paving and utilities, will be governed by local variables. RELATED ARTICLES A Prefab Passive House in MichiganUnity Homes Combines Prefab with Energy EfficiencyWhat’s Different About Unity Homes?Unity Homes: Pushing the Boundaries of Home BuildingBensonwood Is Reinventing the HouseThese Superinsulated Homes Were Delivered By TruckPassivhaus Goes PrefabPrefab Green Homes: Blu Homes Soldiers OnPassive House Building in the Digital AgeFactories Gear Up for Passive House Building With NZE as an Option, a Modular Series Launches in MaineNext Generation Mobile HomesFactory-Built Wall PanelsAn Architect’s Take on Sweden’s Factory-Built HousesSustainability, Scandinavian Style The Department of Energy Chooses a Definition for Net Zerocenter_img Unity Homes founder and renowned timber framer Tedd Benson claims they can build a zero-energy home in 30 days that will last for 300 years. Unity Homes makes wall panels complete with dimensional framing, windows, plumbing, wiring, insulation, siding, and drywall.Using the efficiency of factory production, Unity erected a demonstration home for the 2015 Greenbuild conference in just three days. The 1,650-square-feet home contained two bedrooms, two baths, and a host of Cradle to Cradle certified products. The company says the home would sell for $150 per square foot. Pieces of a puzzleThe most common component for prefabs are wall panels, but roof and floor panels also are available. One form of panelized construction uses structural insulated panels (SIPs), which are two skins of oriented strand board (OSB) glued to a core of rigid foam insulation. The result is a panel that supports itself. Various thicknesses are available depending on the insulation value needed. Window and door openings are generally cut at the factory.SIPs provide defect-free insulation and good airtightness, which fit well in a zero-energy building envelope. Premier SIPs produces panels ranging from R-15 to R-45, which are typical of the established SIPs industry.SIPlock offers a different kind of SIP. These steel-skinned SIPs offer insulation values of up to R-50. They are impervious to decay (and, according to the manufacturer, impervious to insects) and the system comes with prefab structural members to meet seismic and wind-loading requirements. Bruce Sullivan is a building science consultant. This post originally appeared at The Zero Energy Project.last_img read more