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Insulating and air sealing a finished attic

Have a home that is trying to improve the performance of its building shell .It has a" finished" attic that currently has R-19 batts instal…

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Radon: Truth vs. Myth

In researching the subject of Radon mitigation, I came across this article http://www.forensic-applications.com/radon/radon.html, Titled "R…

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Measured Home Performance - Print-on-demand Best Practices Guide for Retrofits (California Report)

Everybody, If you work or live in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico (or in parts of other States that have similar climates and cons…

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No Utility Homes, Are we ready to start building Homes that are not connected to traditional utilities ?

We built a State of the Art off grid home to demonstrate how you can live in a Secure, Comfortable and Independent environment without bein…

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Insulating and air sealing a finished attic

Have a home that is trying to improve the performance of its building shell .It has a" finished" attic that currently has R-19 batts instal…

Started by Michael Robinson

6 Apr 7
Reply by Anthony Hyde

Radon: Truth vs. Myth

In researching the subject of Radon mitigation, I came across this article http://www.forensic-applications.com/radon/radon.html, Titled "R…

Started by Rodney Fox

147 Mar 31
Reply by Rodney Fox

Measured Home Performance - Print-on-demand Best Practices Guide for Retrofits (California Report)

Everybody, If you work or live in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico (or in parts of other States that have similar climates and cons…

Started by Lew Harriman

3 Nov 16, 2015
Reply by Corbett Lunsford

Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home

Below are the links relating to this issue... http://www.rescue9photography.com/Fires-2014/Middlebury-structure-fire-7-3/   http://wtnh.com

Started by Richard Beyer

11 Nov 13, 2014
Reply by Richard Beyer

Fixing a water heater?

I've been doing HP assessments for 12 years, but find myself a little limited in my knowledge of this issue. Here's the scenario: I do an i…

Started by John Shillito

15 Sep 2, 2014
Reply by Steven Turetsky

Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?

Hello energy pros, Some relatives of mine recently purchased this 1917 house in Northern California and, as the family member who does "th…

Started by Griffin Hagle

12 Apr 14, 2014
Reply by Griffin Hagle

Hot roof in a cold climate?

Hey Home Energy Pro's! Tim Reynolds here in Des Moines Iowa, I have been able to work with a group here that is trying out a hot roof syst…

Started by Tim Reynolds

6 Feb 26, 2014
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

what is more efficient a boiler or hw ?

recently a customer asked me what will be more efficient equipment for a hotel. right now its working with 3 hw, two 2000btu input and one…

Started by David martinez

1 Feb 3, 2014
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers

I'll soon be working on converting a second floor of a residential building that was never finished and is being used as an attic for the…

Started by scottscontracting

54 Nov 9, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

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