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DOE Home Energy Score

Is anybody out there using the DOE Home Energy Score?  If so, are you using it as a supplement to current WAP/home performance work or are…

Started by Rob MaddenLatest Reply

How do you define and guarantee quality?

Proof is possible!  That's the motto and mantra of Corbett and Grace Lunsford, with the Chicago-based Building Performance Workshop. They a…

Started by Tom WhiteLatest Reply

BBRN Peer Exchange Call Summaries - Great archive!

Have you joined any of the Better Building Residential Network's peer exchange calls? These topical calls are more discussion than webinar…

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Solar panel leasing

Hello everyone,     I am doing some research into Solar panel leasing and I wanted to reach out to all of you for information.  There is a…

Started by Luis Hernandez

3 18 hours ago
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Factory built Net Zero

The country’s first Zero Energy Ready manufactured home that is certified by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is up and running in Russe…

Started by Steven Lefler

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BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?

We don't have many brick homes around here in central Vermont. I recently visited a one-story ranch home that was built with exterior walls…

Started by Brad Cook

20 May 11
Reply by Jan Green

Assessing the true end user price of installing a new boiler?

Hi there, I often get quizzed over the true cost to the user of installing a new boiler.  It seems to me consumers do not understand the co…

Started by Tom Smith

3 May 11
Reply by Brad Cook

My modular house

My house was recently featured. Here is my PGE 2015-2016 Annual Net Energy Metering contract "TIME OF USE" E-6 billing for one year of oper…

Started by Steven Lefler

0 May 4

TREAT modeling of mid-rise apartments low heating load

Does anyone have experience using TREAT to model mid-rise (3-story) apartment buildings with interior corridors?  Our housing authority req…

Started by Jim Fowler

3 Apr 27
Reply by John Nicholas

Velocity Pressure Testing

Has anyone encountered a plenum only system with all flexible run outs and tried to get a velocity pressure when first run comes off within…

Started by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr.

2 Apr 15
Reply by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr.

Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model

Most, if not all, energy auditors that I come across in the real estate world have an energy auditing company that that is also a home perf…

Started by Rob Madden

18 Apr 7
Reply by Michael Dunseith

ACEEE/CEE Market Transformation Symposium Highlights

Check out highlights of ACEEE/CEE National Symposium on Market Transformation on Twitter at #MT17DC http://ht.ly/ETCw30ay6G8

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Apr 4

Be Among the First to View BPI's New Website!

Want to be part of the elite group of individuals that views the new BPI professional website before its launch? Want your input heard befo…

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0 Mar 29

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Seeking Innovation in Roofing Systems

Posted by Sarah OConnell on May 12, 2017 at 9:47am 0 Comments

Oak Ridge National Lab has partnered with GAF to host a technology challenge on roofing systems.  The challenge is part of the online crowdsourcing site, JUMP, and aims to identify innovation solutions for ensuring energy efficient and durable…

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Top tips for maintaining an evaporative cooler

Posted by Kobus Niemand on May 4, 2017 at 3:30am 0 Comments

Evaporative coolers, also known as swamp coolers have become a top choice for anyone looking for an alternative cooling solution from their home or office. In the past, evap cooler technology was limited for use in large operations that have easy…

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Congratulations to the 2017 Race to Zero Winners!

Posted by Home Energy Magazine on May 9, 2017 at 6:56am 0 Comments

The Ryerson University and University of Toronto team topped the …

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Connecting the Dots: Real Estate and Home Performance

Posted by Home Energy Magazine on May 9, 2017 at 6:50am 5 Comments

A new type of conversation between REALTORS® and their clients is changing the real estate industry before our eyes. As homebuyers browse Zillow listings and spend…

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