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Superinsulation retrofit is Complete!

Started by Don Hynek in General Forum. Last reply by Dale@EnergyWright 23 hours ago. 2 Replies

Radon: Truth vs. Myth

Started by Rodney Fox in Best Practices. Last reply by Rodney Fox yesterday. 54 Replies

Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?

Started by Bachi Brunato in General Forum. Last reply by Bob Blanchette yesterday. 24 Replies

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Michigan Energy Auditor Certifications

Posted by Everblue Training on January 28, 2016 at 9:58am 2 Comments

Starting February 8, 2016, the Michigan Energy Code will adopt the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (2015 IECC) with "amendments, deletions, and additions deemed necessary for use in Michigan." The state will be skipping the 2012 IECC, thereby increasing the energy efficiency requirements of its homes by 10-12%.

Michigan building code

What is the 2015 IECC?

State building codes exist to provide a standard set of guidelines for all builders,…

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Axial flow fans – An Overview

Posted by miguel pace on January 20, 2016 at 5:44am 0 Comments

A fan is a mechanical device, which produces a stream or flow of air/gas. The fans are used both at residential and commercial spaces serving different purposes. These are often used to move air or gases via ventilating systems. In industries, these are used to force air inside the hot steam boilers and help to reduce the temperature of machines and other equipments. Fans function similar to the compressors, which is relatively at low pressures. These are basically divided as axial and…

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Insulating a Slab-On-Grade in Hotlanta

Posted by Chris Laumer-Giddens on February 1, 2016 at 4:03am 9 Comments

Insulating a Slab-On-Grade in Hotlanta

Why in the world are we insulating a slab-on-grade in Hotlanta?

Reason #1: Atlanta is not, I repeat, NOT a cooling dominated climate. Wait...What?!?!?

Yes, it gets plenty hot here in the Summer, but it also gets downright cold. Which is why it's one of the more difficult climates to design and build in. We get both extremes.

I'm not saying we know what cold is, like all y'all do up yonder in them…

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The Compliance Project

Posted by Chris Dorsi on January 19, 2016 at 12:50pm 15 Comments

Many of us have been working for decades to push the energy codes toward higher performance. We've had some good success along the way, as state after state adopt more stringent codes. Unfortunately, in many regions we have a long, long way to go. Even in those places where the most…

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A net-zero builders formula for insulating a super energy efficient home

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Measuring HVAC Performance webinar at Online

February 23, 2016 from 11am to 12pm
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Testing for IECC Code Compliance for duct and house leakage webinar at Online

February 16, 2016 from 11am to 12pm
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Tools and Tips for Home Performance Contractors - Learn from the Pros webinar at Online

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