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Earn 2 BPI CEUs by Blogging for BPI

As part of BPI's ongoing efforts to educate homeowners on the value of home performance and working with a BPI Certified Professional, we h…

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki

0 Jun 19

What made this chimney fall down?

what made this chimney fall down?   2 years after a 80% furnace was put in.  Over sized heating system after building sealed

Started by Eric Kjelshus

5 Jun 15
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Studies on Home Energy Audit Energy Savings Potential?

Looking for studies that have made the case that an energy audit leads to energy savings. Are there recent studies out there on this topic?

Started by Julie Saporito

5 Jun 15
Reply by Danielle Sass Byrnett

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 Madden

44 Jun 15
Reply by Sandy Michaels

Do you like pizza and discussing home performance and energy efficiency topics?

If anyone is interested EFCA is having our in person Northern California home performance contractor meeting in Berkeley, California next T…

Started by Efficiency First California

0 Jun 14

Removal of bad smells from mold contaminated attic

Was asked to trouble shoot a mold issue in a Kneewall assembly.  When I arrived there was a damp and hot (+120) kneewall assembly that had…

Started by Tim Marlett

10 Jun 13
Reply by Glen Gallo

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

23 Jun 12
Reply by Jan Green

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

4 Jun 1
Reply by Don Hynek

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

3 May 18
Reply by Steven Lefler

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

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Home Energy Magazine's series "Legends of Home Performance". "Making a great building involves so many aspects of human experience...it's really about how th...
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Testing HVAC Grilles with a Blower Door

Watch home performance testing guru Corbett Lunsford test the pressure, airflow, and velocity performance of some beautiful custom carved wooden return grill...
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