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Has Lead Based Paint ever stopped you on an energy upgrade?

In the process of determining all the different things that a home energy rater suggests to a homeowner, if an LBP issue arises, is this a…

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Extremely long wait for hot water

Hello Home Energy Pros, I have a customer I am advising who complains of extremely long wait times for hot water.  He has a rather large ho…

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Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?

I recently had the good luck to meet Craig Foley.  Craig is a Real Estate Professional and Building Performance advocate and he sent me thi…

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Placement of 5/8" firewall, over or under foam board insulation?

I'm adding onto my personal residence and since the house is within five feet of the property line, I'm being required to install 5/8" dryw…

Started by Tony Rigdon

8 4 hours ago
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Join BPI at the 2014 Remodeling Show & DeckExpo

BPI is honored to be co-hosting the first ever Home Performance Pavilion on the exhibit floor of 2014 Remodeling Show and DeckExpo in Balti…

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Building Performance Forum Q&A with Larry Zarker

If you haven't signed up for the 3rd Annual Building Performance Forum, what are you waiting for!? It's just around the corner, and the c…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 5 hours ago

An example of what an RCC can do with no R- insulation in the walls.

I have had a handful of folks on this forum tell me, in effect,  that an RCC can do a very good job of insulating a wall with no R-rated in…

Started by Hal Skinner

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Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?

I recently had the good luck to meet Craig Foley.  Craig is a Real Estate Professional and Building Performance advocate and he sent me thi…

Started by George Kopf

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Extremely long wait for hot water

Hello Home Energy Pros, I have a customer I am advising who complains of extremely long wait times for hot water.  He has a rather large ho…

Started by George Kopf

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Plenum Pressure Match

I'm seeking an explanation on how to do a plenum pressure match using the Retrotec Duct Blaster. The user manual isn't very clear on contro…

Started by Matt Bolado

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air infiltration total

I remember during training a description of the total amount of air leakage in a home is equaled to a 2 ft by 2ft hole in your wall year ro…

Started by Kevin Jordan

2 Sep 16
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3 PG&E Execs fired - 1 Chief of Staff at the CPUC Resigns

In case you missed this article, I highly recommend you read it.   Is the relationship between PG&E and the CPUC too cozy?  I will leav…

Started by George Kopf

0 Sep 16

Does anyone have pointers on approaching real estate industry?

Hello All!! I am figuring on approaching the real estate and low income housing industries here in Phenix City, Alabama, Columbus, Georgia…

Started by Kevin Jordan

11 Sep 12
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