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The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery

It is a common misconception that mechanical ventilation without recovery will cost a homeowner hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a ye…

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Entry level IR cameras

Has anyone used or seen the flir E4 or E5 in use? I really want feedback if one of those will work well for finding air leaks and missing i…

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cooling vests

Does anyone use cooling vests for attic work in the summer?  If so any suggestions?

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Slab-on-grade Insulation

Hi my name is Anthony Hicks, and I'm from Fort Wayne, Indiana. I work for a home building company and we built some slabs in the past year.…

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Get Acquainted With DOE’s New Residential Accelerators

To improve energy efficiency in our nation's homes, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today launched two new residential Better Buildings…

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The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery

It is a common misconception that mechanical ventilation without recovery will cost a homeowner hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a ye…

Started by Carly@AirCycler

6 May 22
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Breaking the link between unhealthy homes and unhealthy kids

Listen in on IAQ Radio to a discussion on reducing the household triggers that cause asthmaattacks and other respiratory ailments through h…

Started by Kirsten Richnavsky

0 May 21

New BPI Standard for Conducting Energy Audits Published as an ANSI Standard!

The Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings defines the minimum criteria and specific procedures for building science-based resid…

Started by Kirsten Richnavsky

0 May 20

32,000 active BPI certifications = how many real jobs?

32,000 is a lot of certifications. HOW MANY REAL JOBS WERE ADDED? Training for a new and exciting career in Energy Efficiency might not be…

Started by randy tolowski

5 May 18
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cooling vests

Does anyone use cooling vests for attic work in the summer?  If so any suggestions?

Started by Mike Hartnett

9 May 17
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Entry level IR cameras

Has anyone used or seen the flir E4 or E5 in use? I really want feedback if one of those will work well for finding air leaks and missing i…

Started by Cory Chovanec

6 May 16
Reply by Cory Chovanec

BPI Releases 2014 Annual Report

BPI's 2014 Annual Report is now available for your viewing pleasure. It details several initiatives BPI introduced in 2014 in response to a…

Started by Mike Kandel

1 May 11
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Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?

Hi, I live in Cleveland where the ground temperature water can get quite cold during the winter. Our hot water heater feels like it's on it…

Started by William Fisher

19 May 10
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