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What is the R Value of a 2x6 dense packed cellulose wall?

I am reviewing the requirements of the new Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code that goes into effect 12/1/2010.  The required R value fo…

Started by Al Maloney

2 Nov 26, 2010
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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades

This got buried in a Blog, and I've not quite figured out the difference, so here it is again:     Hello All: With so many HEP participants…

Started by Steve Waclo

0 Nov 24, 2010

Windows: Different Summer and Winter U values?

Anyone ever hear of a window, or unit of insulated glass, as having different winter and summer U values?    This wasn't on an NFRC sticker…

Started by Adam Zielinski

4 Nov 24, 2010
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Ventilation and ERVs--Yellow Flag?

Build it tight AND ventilate right! With tighter building envelopes, getting ventilation right is critical to indoor air quality (IAQ) and…

Started by Tom White

8 Nov 18, 2010
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ENERGY STAR Version 3

Do you work on qualifying homes for ENERGY STAR? If so, what do you think of Version 3? I'm going through a 2-day session in Raleigh this w…

Started by Allison A. Bailes III

8 Nov 16, 2010
Reply by Kyle Brown

Top-10 just launched!

Today TopTen USA announced the launch of its free, Web-based rankings of the 10 most energy-efficient products in a wide range of categorie…

Started by Evan Mills

12 Nov 16, 2010
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Multifamily Housing

There are 26 million apartments in the U.S. that house nine million families below the poverty level, and four million elderly households. …

Started by Tom White

1 Nov 15, 2010
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Training in the Field - Mobile Training Labs for Building Sciences

I wanted to share this with everyone.  Last week, while doing some training work down in SOCAL, I had the opportunity to check out a really…

Started by Michael Stuart

9 Nov 15, 2010
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Home Performance XML

Just saw this great blog post from EnergyCircle explaining the new Home Performance XML from BPI.Has anyone here been to visit the HPXML si…

Started by Stephanie Inglis

2 Nov 14, 2010
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DOE/ EERE Encouraging Homeowners to Invest in Energy Efficiency Improvements

Hello All:   Perhaps I need to pay closer attention, but I've not noticed mention of these daily updates from DOE/EERE (Energy Efficiency …

Started by Steve Waclo

0 Nov 11, 2010

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