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Canadian Study of Gas Fireplace Utilization

Hello All:   Here's a copy of the email I just sent to Ms. Marianne Armstrong concerning the report she and John Burrows authored…

Started by Steve Waclo

5 Jan 22, 2013
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Pros and Cons of Selling House

What are some important factors that need special attention when Sell House As Is ?

Started by John Murphy

3 Jan 22, 2013
Reply by Tim Hook

ASHRAE 55 Tool

Sorry if we're late to the game on this, but UC Berkeley has a tool to calculate compliance with ASHRAE Standard 55-2010 Thermal Environmen…

Started by Green Iowa AmeriCorps

0 Jan 17, 2013

Federal Energy Tax Credit Paperwork?

I was pleased to learn that the Feds extended the energy tax credit for 2012 and 2013.  Now, I need a reminder on what I need to supply my…

Started by Kris Grube

4 Jan 13, 2013
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

BPI Issues Open Call for Volunteers to Serve on its Whole House HVAC Quality Maintenance Certification Scheme Committee

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) seeks volunteers to serve on a scheme committee for its Whole House HVAC Quality Maintenance…

Started by Mike Kandel

2 Jan 11, 2013
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If You Knew Don...

Mike Rogers and I have secured pledges totaling over $4000 toward ACI's Memorial Scholarship Fund by completing feats of strength and going…

Started by Courtney Moriarta

0 Jan 11, 2013

Duct Testing High Velocity Systems

Dose anyone have experience testing high velocity duct systems? I've been asked to duct test a Zhender HRV with comfoducts (2" homerun duct…

Started by George J. Nesbitt

2 Jan 10, 2013
Reply by Paul Morin

Passive House Documentary Project

For those familiar with the Passivhaus Institut concepts for super-efficient building design, there is a kickstarter project to help finish…

Started by Powell Smith

3 Jan 9, 2013
Reply by Jack Hampton

Mold Growth & Draftiness Post Energy Improvements

Hello energy pros. I need your combined wisdom before I proceed to help a client of mine address what appears to be mold growth and drafti…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

15 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by Robert D York Jr

BPI Launches Building Science Principles Certificate for Home Performance and Energy Upgrade Industry

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) launched its Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge and companion Refere…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Jan 7, 2013

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