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You're designing a Home Performance dashboard. Which 6 metrics do you include?

Credit Karma got me thinking about this. For those who are unfamiliar, it's a free* online credit monitoring service. Your score is broken…

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Inconsistant Local Authority

It becomes frustrating to give people modern advice and then have to backtrack and tell them to do as the local authority requires regardle…

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Managing Solar Energy

What's the state of the art on managing solar energy (esp. at the home)? There's surely no shortage of opinion but I'm wondering if there…

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Where can I find the best radiant barrier to install under my roof?

As home energy professionals, we all need to know the best way to prevent attics from overheating in the summer. My 2800 SF 2 story has a s…

Started by Kurt Shafer

14 17 hours ago
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BPI Introduces IDL Certification for Duct and Envelope Tightness Testing Verification

Expand your knowledge, expertise and opportunity with BPI's BRAND NEW Infiltration and Duct Leakage (IDL) certification. The IDL is a tas…

Started by Mike Kandel

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Thoughts on energy startup's new propane smart meter

Hello, I wanted to introduce you all to a new energy startup I am working with called Tank Utility. We have developed a WiFi-connected sma…

Started by Ethan Bukowiec

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How does efficiency factor into a grid parity world?

It occurred to me as I was reading this report that grid parity is likely to happen within our lifetimes. Given our species' tendency to wa…

Started by George Kopf

5 on Sunday
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Blown Cellulose VS Blown Fiberglass in the Attic

As a rater and insulation contractor I personally respect the overall insulation properties of blown cellulose a lot more than blown fiberg…

Started by Isaiah Borel

9 Oct 24
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Inconsistant Local Authority

It becomes frustrating to give people modern advice and then have to backtrack and tell them to do as the local authority requires regardle…

Started by Bud Poll

2 Oct 24
Reply by Richard L. Sanderson

BPI Accepting Applications for Standards Technical Committees

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) continually reviews and updates technical standards used by the residential energy retrofit…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Oct 22

What's your opinion on the best insulation option for your GREEN attic space?

See; Determining the Best Attic Option.... http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/qa-spotlight/determining-best-attic-option

Started by Richard Beyer

2 Oct 22
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Managing Solar Energy

What's the state of the art on managing solar energy (esp. at the home)? There's surely no shortage of opinion but I'm wondering if there…

Started by w d

1 Oct 19
Reply by Bob Blanchette

ridge vent orientation

Hi all,  I am the customer service guy for our energy improvement company.  Recently, a customer asked what difference the orientation of h…

Started by Bob Reuther

25 Oct 17
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