• 02/23/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Volunteers from Park Avenue Synagogue Help Us Prepare to Move & More

Our wonderful volunteers from Park Avenue Synagogue of New York City assisted the CSED staff as we prepare to move to our new home at 5227 Chartres Street. Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky and his wife Erin Beser volunteered 4 years ago with the CSED. This time they brought five youth with them to help with rebuilding our Lower 9th Ward Community. Volunteers Park Ave Synagogue

But they didn't stop there...they continued their community service by raking leaves for composting at the CSED Dauphine Street Community Garden, weeded and planted flower seeds, replaced a brick border and cleaned up debris from recent sidewalk repair work. We so appreciate their giving spirits! Dauphine Vol Collage Resized

  • 10/03/2014
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

#Sustain the Nine - Support CSED KickStarter Campaign!

 

5227 Chartres (the Center) Before

 

The VISION:  Download PERSPECTIVE 011414

The CAMPAIGN: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/312337143/the-center-a-sustainable-historic-house

  • 09/29/2014
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

Work Completed During Green Apple Day!

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Green Apple Day of Service @ the Center

Green Apple Day of Service

USGBC's Green Apple Day of Service volunteers perform work on the CENTER over the weekend.  Volunteers from LA insulated the back of the CENTER with polyiso insulation, caulked ceiling boards, painted and installed insulation around the perimeter - under the house.  Thank you USGBC, & thank you volunteers for all of the hard work!  We hope to see you again soon!

  • 09/25/2014
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

BOOM! R-40 Baby!

 

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We went with cellulose because of the price point.  Half the price of blown-in fiberglass.  But man cellulose is dusty.  A dirty job for sure!

  • 09/20/2014
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

Attic Time @ the CENTER

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We did'nt have enough time to blow in insulation today.  However, attic is prepped and ready.  Bill Robinson was kind enough to stop by and share some of his knowledge.  He suggested that we use blown in fiberglass  instead of cellulose.  2'x4''s are for decking and for additional space for insulation. Stay tuned!

  • 09/17/2014
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

All Perimeter Bargeboard Insulated on the CENTER

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Charles is back and we're rolling.  We finished insulating the north-east and north-west sides of the CENTER with polyiso.  We still have to insulate the stick-framed addition at the back of the house.  I chose to hold off on the cedar beam untill Monday.  Our next task is to start insulating the attic.  We hope to finish the attice by COB Friday!

 

 

  • 09/12/2014
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

Insulation Goes Up on The CENTER

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After electrical inspection I started putting up polyisocynurate insulation.  I'm using 2 sheets of 1/2'' stacked, and staggering seems to create a thickness of 1''.  I then put up furring strips for fiberglass faced (paperless) drywall.  Anyone with a bargeboard house can use this method.  Goal is a thermal barrier on all six sides of the house.   Work is not difficult but somewhat time consuming - as all seams must be sealed.  This work requires particular attention to detail. 

Stay tuned for installation of 14' reclaimed cedar beam that John Taylor found on the bank of the river!

 
  • 09/05/2014
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Lower 9 Neighbors Harvest CSED Dauphine Community Garden

Dauphine Neighbors Harvest

Lower 9th Ward Neighbors harvest watermelon, rosemary, and mint at the CSED Dauphine Community Garden at 4819 Dauphine Street. Stop by often to gather whatever is growing or contact Kathy Muse, CSED Program Coordinator, for more information at 504-939-9028. This garden is a blight beautification project of the Lower 9th Ward CSED.

  • 08/26/2014
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Bayou Bienvenue Triangle

http://sierraclub.typepad.com/layoftheland/2014/08/restoring-our-urban-waters-a-spotlight-on-new-orleans-bayou-bienvenue.html