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A Growing American Problem In Search Of Valid Answers

Lack of "affordable" housing seems to be in all the media right now. What that means in specific locations is different, but in this episod…

Started by David Eakin

9 Dec 8, 2016
Reply by Steven Lefler

Im looking for a blower door / duct blaster / manometer rental in So Cal

Started by Dean Kirkland

1 Dec 3, 2016
Reply by Judy Rachel

How effective are whole house air cleaners?

A local home performance contractor recommended a whole house air cleaner as part of a major proposed home performance upgrade for a friend…

Started by Bruce Ceniceros

5 Dec 1, 2016
Reply by Tom Phillips

Energy Auditing Software

Two quick questions regarding REM/Rate software...I have recently downloaded and find it very easy to use for energy auditing.  However: 1…

Started by Rob Madden

3 Dec 1, 2016
Reply by tedkidd

Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype

Check out this bogus claim from pge@email.opower.com that one of our residential clients just sent us, along with the scathingly concise co…

Started by Tom Conlon

9 Nov 23, 2016
Reply by Barbara Smith

Studies re: radon mitigation and energy efficiency

Hello Home Energy Pros, I'm looking for resources, articles, studies about how radon mitigation systems impact energy efficiency (electrici…

Started by Kevin Emerson

7 Nov 23, 2016
Reply by Bryan Gabriel

Unknown Old Insulation

I'm pretty sure I've never seen this stuff before. It's installed in rafters as batts, held in place by cardboard sheets below. Papery cons…

Started by Paul Bowman

19 Nov 10, 2016
Reply by Jeff Martin

Manual J online

Can anyone suggest an online manual J course please. There are so many of them and I can't tell which is good or not. Thank you in advance

Started by Benny hani

13 Nov 3, 2016
Reply by tedkidd

Applications for Jon Siemen Scholarship Due by 11/31

Thinking of obtaining a BPI Quality Control Inspector (QCI), Energy Auditor (EA), Crew Leader, or Retrofit Installer certification for the…

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki

0 Oct 24, 2016

BBRN Peer Exchange Call Summaries - Great archive!

Have you joined any of the Better Building Residential Network's peer exchange calls? These topical calls are more discussion than webinar…

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0 Oct 6, 2016

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