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Chesang makes history with 2nd gold for Uganda

first_img SilverVictor Byarugaba1982 BrisbaneBoxingLight Middleweight  GoldMohamed Muruli1974 ChristchurchBoxingWelterweight  SilverMohamed Kayongo2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Welterweight 1998 Kuala Lumpur001132  GoldJames Odwori1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Flyweight  GoldMohamed Muruli1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Welterweight  SilverWilliam Koskei1970 EdinburghAthletics400 metres hurdles  GoldGeorge Oywello1962 PerthBoxingHeavyweight  SilverJoseph Lubega2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Heavyweight  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics10,000 metres  GoldDorcus Inzikuru2006 MelbourneAthletics3000m Steeplechase Uganda’s history at Commonwealth games 2006 Melbourne201315 1990 Auckland202411 MedalNameGamesSportEvent  SilverPeter Rwamuhanda1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles 1954 Vancouver010114  SilverLeo Rwabwogo1970 EdinburghBoxingFlyweight  SilverKesi Odongo1962 PerthBoxingLightweight Total1315214918 1974 Christchurch243910  SilverPatrick Etolu1954 VancouverAthleticsHigh Jump Uganda medals Commonwealth games 2002 Manchester020230  GoldJustin Juuko1990 AucklandBoxingLight Flyweight (– 48 kg) GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotalRankcenter_img  GoldAyub Kalule1974 ChristchurchBoxingLightweight  SilverAli Rojo1974 ChristchurchBoxingBantamweight  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics5,000 metres 1994 Victoria002224 2010 Delhi200218 1962 Perth114611 2014 Glasgow104518  SilverJames Odwori1974 ChristchurchBoxingLight Flyweight 1958 Cardiff010117  SilverDeogratias Musoke1970 EdinburghBoxingFeatherweight  GoldGodfrey Nyakana1990 AucklandBoxingLightweight (– 60 kg) 1970 Edinburgh33179  SilverRuth Kyalisima1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles Share on: WhatsApp  SilverSilver Ayoo1974 ChristchurchAthletics400 metres  GoldBoniface Kiprop2006 MelbourneAthletics10,000 metres 1982 Brisbane030318  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2014 GlasgowAthletics10,000 metres 1966 Kingston001119  GoldBenson Masanda1970 EdinburghBoxingHeavyweight Uganda’s Stella Chesang (gold), Mercyline Chelangat (bronze) and Juliet Chekwell celebrate with their flag after the athletics women’s 10 000m final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 9, 2018.  AFP PHOTOChesang GOLD ??Chelangat Bronze ??Gold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT | Stella Chesang joined the list of Ugandan Commonwealth Games champions by winning the 10,000m final emphatically at the Gold Coast event on Monday.She becomes only the second ever Uganda champion in the women’s events after Dorcus Inzikuru, winner of the steeplechase in Melbourne in 2006.Chesang, 21, a former world mountain running champion, beat off a still challenge from Kenyan Stacy Ndiwa who settled for second position. She took the race in 31:45.30, with the Kenyan challenger coming in at 31:46.36 in a personal best.Ugandan youngster Mercyline Chelangat,20, capped a fine performance by Uganda by grabbing the bronze medal.Just a day earlier, Joshua Cheptegei set the pace for the Ugandans on day one of athletics by winning the men’s 5000m final.“I want to congratulate Stella Chesang for winning Gold in the Women’s 10,000m finals at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. You have done your country proud!,” Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said in a tweet soon after.  SilverShadrack Odhiambo1974 ChristchurchBoxingFeatherweight Tweets about #GC2018 uganda  SilverThomas Kawere1958 CardiffBoxingWelterweightlast_img read more

Guardiola’s birthday ruined, Arsenal held as Chelsea have the blues

first_imgGuardiola. PHOTO @mancityLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola’s 49th birthday celebrations went flat as Fernandinho’s late own goal forced Manchester City to settle for a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, while Chelsea’s top-four bid was dented by a surprise 1-0 defeat at Newcastle on Saturday.On a busy day of top-flight action, the pitchside VAR monitor was used in the Premier League for the first time at Norwich, with Tottenham forced to settle for a goalless stalemate at Watford and Arsenal held to a 1-1 draw by Sheffield United.It was the drama at the Etihad Stadium that took the spotlight as Fernandinho’s last-gasp blunder left Guardiola in no mood to party after City’s faint hopes of retaining the title suffered another hammer blow.The champions trail Liverpool by 13 points ahead of the runaway leaders’ clash with rivals Manchester United on Sunday.“It was a tight game. It’s difficult to analyse when they shoot from one corner and have no more chances,” Guardiola said.“We had many chances, unfortunately we could not win.”Cenk Tosun marked his first league start since his loan move from Everton with his maiden goal for the Eagles, the Turkish striker netting a close-range strike from Martin Kelly’s flick in the 39th minute.Sergio Aguero appeared to have turned the game on its head in the 82nd minute when the Argentine striker bagged his 250th goal in 360 games for the club.Aguero put City ahead in the 87th minute with a typically predatory header from Benjamin Mendy’s cross.But there was a sting in the tale for Guardiola as Fernandinho turned Zaha’s cross into his own net in the 90th minute to end second-placed City’s run of three successive league wins.– Chelsea downed late on –Chelsea would have cemented their grip on fourth place with a win on Tyneside, but they were unable to muster the cutting edge required to break down stubborn Newcastle and fell to Isaac Hayden’s header with just 20 seconds left in stoppage-time, losing 1-0.Chelsea’s first defeat in four league matches leaves them five points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United.After four league games without a victory, this was a much-needed success for Newcastle, but a wasted opportunity for Chelsea to open up a bigger gap in the race to qualify for the Champions League.“We can’t work anymore in training on finishing. You need to have that killer instinct in front of goal. We need to score more goals from front-line areas if we are going to get to where we want to be,” Lampard said. “It’s quite clear from what I am saying now that we know where we need to strengthen but we shall see.”At Vicarage Road, Troy Deeney’s 70th-minute spot-kick was saved by Paulo Gazzaniga before Tottenham’s Erik Lamela was denied a last-gasp winner by Ignacio Pussetto’s goal-line clearance.With England captain Harry Kane sidelined after hamstring surgery, Tottenham have gone three league games without scoring.Jose Mourinho’s side are without a win in four league matches since December 26 and sit eight points behind Chelsea.Toothless Tottenham thought they had stolen the points in stoppage-time when Lamela flicked Serge Aurier’s cross towards goal, but Watford’s new signing Pussetto cleared off the line, with goal-line technology showing just 10.04mm of the ball had not gone over.Arsenal are 10 points adrift of the top four after the Blades continued their superb first season back in the Premier League.Gabriel Martinelli, 18, broke the deadlock in first-half stoppage-time at the Emirates Stadium with a clinical finish from Bukayo Saka’s cross.But Chris Wilder’s side snatched an 83rd-minute equaliser when John Fleck lashed home after Arsenal failed to clear.Bottom of the table Norwich’s vital 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Bournemouth saw the pitchside monitor finally used to decide a red card call.Norwich took the lead when Bournemouth defender Steve Cook was sent off after flinging himself across the goal to block Teemu Pukki’s shot with his hand.Pukki fired home the resulting penalty in the 33rd minute, but the Canaries had to survive a tense finish after Ben Godfrey was sent off in the 76th minute.Godfrey’s foul on Callum Wilson was ruled a red card by referee Paul Tierney after he checked with the monitor, a move that followed advice to officials from Premier League chiefs this week to use the screen more often.Wolves climbed to sixth after a 3-2 win at Southampton, Everton drew 1-1 at West Ham and Brighton shared a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

GRuB and GRAVITY Launch GroundED, a GED Gateway

first_imgFacebook27Tweet0Pin0Submitted by GRuBTeens and young adults working on their GED are finding powerful new avenues in GroundED, a regional partnership through GRuB and GRAVITY. The program empowers students to develop a wide range of personal and community-based skills while continuing to work toward their high school equivalency diploma.The inaugural GroundED program launched late March, with 20 youth working at the GRuB Farm through June. Youth will learn the basics of sustainable farming, communication and conflict resolution skills, and facilitation and teaching methods while they lead elementary school field trips on the farm. GroundED participants will also strengthen their public speaking through community engagement opportunities, including building free gardens for low and no-income residents throughout Thurston County.A GRAVITY teacher works alongside students on site at GRuB, helping them continue GED studies in a classroom setting. Youth are paid for their training time.GRAVITY stands for GED+ Re-engagement Alternative Vocational Individualized Training for Youth.  GRAVITY’s principal, Gerry Grubbs, first approached GRuB to explore the partnership. “The GRAVITY program has been very successful at helping students complete their GED, find work, and connect with the next step of their lives. One aspect of our program we want to improve is developing real hands-on course work. This would help our students build the soft skills they need for employment and leadership skills to empower them in the real world.“GRuB has a long track record of using the real-life application of food production to create solid and incomparable learning experiences for youth. Rather than spend time developing a new program, it made more sense to collaborate with a well-respected youth program already in operation,” Grubbs explained.GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty) is celebrating 20 years of youth empowerment programming on the GRuB Farm. Since 1999, GRuB has served 400 teens and young adults in the South Puget Sound region, offering paid and accredited employment training and leadership skill development curriculum.Wade Uyeda, GRuB’s Youth Programs co-manager, believes the GRuB model of working with youth in local high schools will translate with this new crop of students. “The teens and young adults going through GroundED will have the same powerful experience that we’ve been able to offer students in the Olympia, Tumwater, and Eatonville school districts,” Uyeda said.Students who want to complete their GED can apply for the summer or fall GroundED session.“We need the community’s help to spread the word, to ensure these youth know about and can access this opportunity, and to support us to ensure these youth are successful in overcoming barriers,” Uyeda said.For more information, visit the GRuB wesbite.last_img read more

Read why NZ pacer Tim Southee feels India have become a better side away…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/IANSAdvertisement kp2NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Er( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) jmaWould you ever consider trying this?😱8foiCan your students do this? 🌚4vvRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian cricket team has been the dominating with an upper hand in the T20 series against New Zealand away from home, with already securing two back to back wins in the first two matches of the series. Before Team India takes on the hosts tomorrow and try to extend their lead in the series, New Zealand superstar Tim Southee opens up about their opposition at hand, and there’s nothing but eulogy.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/IANSDespite a hectic schedule in between the Australia ODI series at home to flying to their immediate neighbours just two days before the first T20, India have shown peak finesse, and Tim Southee speaks the same.“India have played well. They’re a great side and they’re full of world-class players. The first game is the one that slightly got away on us but we were certainly outplayed in the second game,” the Kiwi bowler spoke in a recent interview with IANS.Advertisement From chasing down a hefty target of 204 in the first game to restricting the star studded Black Caps batting squad to a flustering 132 in the next one, stunning performance on foreign grounds are now a walk in the park for Virat Kohli and the squad.Southee continued: “We know it’s always tough when you play against India and they’re becoming a better and better side away from home as well. We know we need to be on top of our game if we need to beat India,”Advertisement The first two games of the 5 match series were both held in Eden Park stadium in Auckland, and the shift of ground to Seddon Park cricket ground in Hamilton tomorrow may turn out to be favourable for the hosts, believes Southee.“Change of venue should help us. We need to win this game but I think it goes back to what we need to do as a group. Focus on how we prepare today and if we play the way that we know this team can play then I’m sure the result will take care of itself.”The 31 year old had no luck against the swashbuckling Men in Blues batsmen in the first match, but secured the wickets of both India’s skipper and Rohit Sharma, but hopes that the squad has grasped some lessons from the losses to exert in the next match.“The guys would have learnt from the first two games. The first one got away from us. We should have defended that. We can’t sort look over our shoulders. We need to look ahead to this game and hopefully keep the series alive going forward.” he added.Also read-See which young star India’s batting coach has predicted a big future for!See what KL Rahul really thinks about being India’s WK in limited overs cricket! Advertisementlast_img read more

Cats rally back at High School Volleyball Championships

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsAfter a slow start the Mount Sentinel Wildcats finally has something to cheer about.The Cats rallied for a three-set victory over Kelowna’s Okanagan Mission Wednesday at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Volleyball Championships at UBC/O gymnasium in Kelowna.Mount Sentinel dropped the opening game 17-25 before winning two straight 25-23 in a thriller and 15-10 in the deciding contest.The win, following a pair of losses earlier in the day against Prince Charles of Creston and Highland of Comox, puts the Cats in third spot in Pool C play.Mount Sentinel, seeded 12th entering the 16-team tournament, meets Sahali of Kamloops today in the first round of the playoffs.The first day of the championships is similar to the way the season has gone for Glen Campbell’s squad as the team got better with age.“We have improved tremendously from the beginning of the season with only three Grade 12 players on the 11-man roster,” the head coach of Mount Sentinel said prior to the provincial tournament. “We are feeling optimistic in terms of our chances and really hope to gain some valuable experience to help with the development of this young team.”The optimistic Cats rallied from a 1-0 deficit against the Island School in the opening game Wednesday to even the match with a 25-20 win. But Highland outlasted Sentinel 15-11 in the final game to claim the match.Mount Sentinel then lost 2-0 to Prince Charles. The scores in the match were 25-17, 25-19.Teams begin play Thursday in the playoff round. The tournament final is set for Saturday at the UBC/O gymnasium.SIDE OUT: Prince Charles, the other Kootenay school entered plays D.P. Todd of Prince George in playoff action. . . .Mount Sentinel’s match starts at 10:45 a.m. at UBC/O. A victory advances the Cats to meet the winner of the Prince Rupert/Winfield match. . . . The Triple-A boy’s tournament is also being played at the same time at UBC/O. Kootenay rep Mount Baker Wild of Cranbrook plays Pen-Hi Lakers of Penticton in playoff action this [email protected]last_img read more

TRAX coach accepts Swim BC opportunity

first_imgCoach Park is excited to assist SWIM BC with promoting Long Term Athlete Development and EXCELLENCE in the sport of competitive swimming. He is a technical expert that ensures his swimmers are safe and swim well first before developing them to SWIM FAST.TRAX coaches are always interested in sharing their expertise and are excited to learn new advanced ways to assist the talented youth in this sport by attending camps such as the Prospects West.“The swimmers we coach learn proper fundamental skill sets in our quality academy competitive swim program and represent this community all over the Province”.“Currently we have many of our youth swimmers being named to the BC SUMMER GAMES competitive swimming prospects list for our zone and only those registered with SWIM BC are eligible for that honor this coming July,” Park said.All TRAX swimmers are working hard to proudly represent the Home of Champions.The club is thrilled with the progress of the team guided by experienced coaches such as Coach Bill Park. Trail Regional Aquatic eXcellence (TRAX) competitive Coach Bill Park ChPC has been selected by Swim BC to represent the Province at the Prospects West Training Camp April 10-13, 2014 in Saskatoon.Coaches are selected based on the highest FINA point scoring swim in each age group and gender.Many of the TRAX, formerly known as the Trail Winter Swim Club (TWSC), competitive swim program swimmers have scored well at both Provincial AA and AAA Championships this season.last_img read more

Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney out vs. Philadelphia

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!PHILADELPHIA — Amid the Warriors’ quest to minimize any ailments or fatigue their core players toward the end of the regular season, both Klay Thompson (right knee soreness) and Kevon Looney (right pelvic soreness) will sit out when the Warriors (43-19) visit the Philadelphia 76ers (40-22) in a nationally televised game on Saturday.Warriors coach Steve Kerr …last_img

Thanks to those who make farming look simple, even when its not

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A few years ago my uncle got a new farm truck. He searched long and hard for a new model with as few electronic gadgets and gizmos as possible. No power seats, windows or locks, or AC. The truck has standard transmission and certainly no heated seats or heated steering wheels. He even has to turn the knob on the radio for goodness sakes. Why would anyone purposely subject themselves to such personal calamity?The answer: all that fancy stuff breaks, and it can’t be fixed in the farm shop. Power windows, for example, are very convenient until they happen to go out when you are trying to pay at a drive-through window in a torrential downpour. Then they are frustrating, unpleasant and expensive to fix (speaking from personal experience).As I get older I continue to gain more appreciation for non-fancy, basic stuff that really works the way it is supposed to. In my years I have had all too much experience with home improvement projects where you end up working on the dysfunctional tool used for the project rather than the project itself.So, when I find something really works the way it is supposed to, I find it very satisfying. I couldn’t help but feel this way as I strolled the winter pastures with Pete Conkle on his grazing operation nestled amid the rolling hills of Columbiana County, his roll of poly tape in hand. He is this year’s Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Environmental Steward Award winner.Throughout the history of agriculture, mankind has fought (and lost) many battles trying to force square pegs of food production into the round holes Mother Nature provides. One thing I truly enjoy about my job is getting to work with many farmers who have found ways to make the specifics of their situation work in relative harmony with the realities of maintaining a viable agricultural operation.Now, Pete, I am sure, would be the first to tell you that plenty goes wrong on the farm on a regular basis and that some days it definitely may not seem like things are working the way they are supposed to, because they aren’t. But, at the same time, it is hard to argue with the simple pleasure (based on years of hard work and management) of watching cows rush into fresh, new winter pasture and begin luxuriously feasting after Pete sections off a new area. When you watch it, it is clear that things are working the way they are supposed to. God grows grass, animals eat it, and man manages it all in way that produces food — appealing simplicity.Of course, anyone who knows anything about intensive grazing knows that the reality of doing this is anything but simple. Last month the Ohio Forages and Grassland Council (OFGC) held their Annual Conference at the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the program covered topics including research into the value of irrigating pasture, the benefits of reduced lignin alfalfa in increasing digestibility and the use of nitrogen inhibitors in pasture.All of the components of the program were to help attendees piece together a plan for better managing their pastures in the future.“Every day you have to manage it. A lot of people I work with want me to give them a cookie cutter method to do it this way and you’ll be good for this year. Every day you have to think about when you should turn them into a new pasture, when you should take them out of the old pastures. The problem we have in the spring is that we have more forages than livestock, and then in the summer we have the opposite — we have too much livestock and not enough forage. We have to take the extremes out of this equation. We can do that with management,” said Gary Wilson from Hancock County, with the OFGC. “You have to think through that because it involves your resources, different species, your soil type and many other factors. It takes planning and every day you have to think about what you want to do.”When gizmos and technology get frustratingly complex, especially when they decide to not work, something simple like mankind harnessing the combination of plants and animals to produce food is very refreshing. This, I believe, is true whether you are a farmer, a consumer, or an ag journalist.But, at the end of the day, achieving such simplicity is not so simple, and I appreciate the folks who understand that, but make it look simple anyway.last_img read more

Exterior Insulation Is Like A Sweater For Your House

first_imgErik North, the owner of Free Energy Maine, is an energy auditor and home performance specialist in Westbrook, Maine. He is also the author of the Energy Auditing Blog. Disadvantages of exterior foamLet’s tackle the disadvantages first. What’s the main challenge of an exterior foam board system? Well, it’s outside. There’s a reason we trouble ourselves so much over the building envelope. It keeps out water, unconditioned air, pests and a host of things you don’t want in your nice cozy house. Anything you do on the outside of your house will be pounded by nature — and that’s where we’re insulating.Moisture: Exterior insulation will get wet; it’s a given. The real challenge is not the moisture so much as finding ways to minimize any problems and allowing as much drying as possible. The disaster scenario is one where poor or improperly installed flashing creates an enduring leak into the building frame.Pests: Insulation on the exterior may increase the chance of pest infestation. Bugs don’t eat foam, but they will burrow through it, searching for tasty wood pulp. Exterior basement and siding foam board need protection against pest infestations.And what attracts the bugs? Moisture. Joe Lstiburek recently posted an article detailing the findings when they pulled apart his 15-year-old “beer cooler” barn, which was insulated with 6 inches of exterior EPS foam. Two simple errors in flashing fed moisture behind the foam board layer, providing life-sustaining moisture to burrowing bugs.There was no structural damage (except maybe to Lstiburek’s pride) because of the water controls in place, but a lesson was learned.How to prevent this: just as wood framing needs to be out of contact with the ground, so does exterior foam board insulation. Sufficient space from the ground, good flashing details, and pest shields will help prevent bugs. Keeping the insulation dry will discourage any pests from staying.Ease of installation: This is a deceptive one. You’re installing standard built walls, then adding either weather-resistant wrap or a self-adhering vapor barrier membrane, foam board, furring strips, and then siding. It is a big project, but not a super-difficult one.Periodically I’ll mentally gauge how long it would take my Dad and I to strip the siding and install foam board on my house. The difficult/not easy part is that you’d better nail down the water-control details. You need to avoid errors like reverse-lap flashing. You need to include sill pan flashing (to prevent water infiltration around doors and windows) and other details to control the water issues.Cost: Another knock on this approach is cost. The foam board is all added cost over that of a standard wall, plus the additional labor cost. Like any high R-value wall insulation, it is partly offset by decreasing the heating and cooling loads, which leads to smaller (and less expensive) mechanical systems.Greenness: Anytime you muck around with polystyrene foams, you’re at a green crosshairs (that’d be XPS and EPS). You’re saving energy and carbon, but doing so with a petroleum product. That said, polyisocyanurate, fiberboard insulation, and high-density rock wool board don’t have the same issue. Advantages of exterior foamEase: Maybe not ease of use, but utility. External foam board systems are one of the only ways to radically improve the R-value of existing homes while retaining the house’s character. In New England, this is a consideration, especially given the age of existing houses.Air leakage: Adding exterior foam board can significantly tighten the building shell. Once the foam boards are attached and taped at the seams, they form a continuous air barrier.R-Value and thermal bridging: This is a huge plus. External foam board systems add significant R-value to a wall system. Adding 4 inches of XPS foam would add 20 to the R-value. Additionally, the foam stops thermal bridging. That thermal bridging is compromising the existing wall cavity insulation, meaning that the whole-wall R-value will rise by more than you might think (especially if you base your assumptions on the nominal R-value of the batts inside the wall).As building and energy codes improve, alternatives to standard framed houses are being explored. An exterior foam retrofit may not be the greenest option, but it’s one of the best performing options for improving insulation in older homes. This approach is can be applied to almost any existing house, although more complex house shapes require greater attention to waterproofing details. It’s an approach that can be used to make older homes more energy-efficient without harming their essential character. BLOGS BY ERIC NORTH Heat Loss from Air Is No Big Deal, Right?Insulating Stud Cavities in Existing Homes The Difference Between Air Conditioners and DehumidifiersHow to Insulate and Air-Seal Pull-Down Attic StairsHow to Insulate and Air Seal an Attic HatchCan Switching to a Dual-Flush Toilet Save Heat?Essential Energy-Audit EquipmentThe Journal of Poor HomebuildingFiberglass versus CelluloseCape Cod Style Homes Are Difficult to Heatcenter_img RELATED ARTICLES How to Install Rigid Foam Sheathing Calculating the Minimum Thickness of Rigid Foam SheathingVideo: Superinsulating a Home With Rigid Foam Video: How to Install Rigid Foam Insulation Outside a House What is exterior foam insulation?Exterior foam insulation systems require the installation of between 2 and 6 inches of rigid foam insulation (polyisocyanurate, EPS, or XPS) on the exterior side of the wall framing. The window openings, door openings, and roof edges are detailed to prevent water infiltration, and finish siding is added. These days, the type of siding is either vinyl siding (typically installed on furring strips) or stucco that has been back-vented for drainage. There are many construction and insulation approaches which allow a builder to create walls and ceilings with high R-values and low levels of air leakage, creating a much better envelope than is achieved with standard framing methods. Structural insulated panels (SIPs), insulated concrete forms (ICFs), double-stud walls, and advanced framing can all produce more energy-efficient buildings than the ol’ stick-built number.The one thing they can’t do is to improve the efficiency of an existing house.One of my first audit instructors stressed that we have to deal with the existing housing stock. People sometimes grouse that increasing fuel efficiency standards for cars is pointless, since cars last 5 to 10 years. Imagine how hard it is to improve the housing stock. Houses can last hundreds of years; moving that number is much harder.As beautiful as all those building options are, they are only suitable for new construction. And 40 years from now we’ll be dealing with 80% of the same buildings. What are the options for radically improving their wall insulation?Exterior foam board insulation is one of the few.last_img read more