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Blower Door Testing for Code Compliance

I am interested to know how those who include blower door testing of new homes as a part of their business are able to maintain that servic…

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Duct blaster with asbestos?

I'd like to know if BPI has banned the use of the duct blaster in the presence of asbestos ductwork. Is this the case? If there is any docu…

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Crawl spaces and attics: OSHA to implement new rule on confined spaces

OSHA’s new rule designed to protect workers in confined spaces takes effect on August 3rd, 2015. Routine tasks like installing spray-foam i…

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Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?

I would like to know if you have experienced cost saving by switching to tankless? If you have a whole house or just one faucet? What brand…

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Modeling a Gas Fireplace in Wrightsoft

Any advice on how to factor a gas fireplace into a Wrightsoft Manual J model? Seems like it would reduce the required heat from the central…

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First NC and now GA - Building Performance Associations taking shape

Hi All - Just a quick "this is what we're up to" for the community. The NC Building Performance Association is now 18 months old and doing…

Started by Ryan Miller

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PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard

From Home Energy's July/August issue, written by Mike Knezovich, Director of Communications for PHIUS: In March, Passive House Institute US…

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Green Mortgage Appraisal Roundtable

For an overview of the March 11, 2014, roundtable at the White House Conference Center, take a look at my blog.  http://adomatis.wordpress.…

Started by Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA

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Software

Hello everyone. I am new in the business , can you folks please tell me what software I can get to help with REM RATE calculations and what…

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Role of Quoting Software in New Age Business

 Quoting Software  has unique significance in current business age and it is an unavoidable entity. It is an effective method which offers…

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AERC testing and Solar Grates update

AERC of WCMA has been created to test the effectiveness of window attachments and to design an Energy Star type rating system to cover thes…

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Alternative building methods comparison

Evening, First post- pardon any mis-steps. I need some advice on how polyiso foam placed outside of a stick built house performs compared…

Started by Kurt Ruark

0 Jul 25

Blower Door Testing for Code Compliance

I am interested to know how those who include blower door testing of new homes as a part of their business are able to maintain that servic…

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tedkidd replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"Bob, here is where our perspectives diverge. I think people should switch to electric because they…"
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tedkidd replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"Here our thinking falls out of alignment. Going to electric is default for me. People can't…"
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Bob Blanchette replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"If you are going to stay with gas service, might as well keep the gas water heater. Switching gas…"
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tedkidd replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
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Eric Kjelshus replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
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Bob Blanchette replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
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