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Polyiso, roxul & reflective insulation combination

I am working on solutions for a cathedral type ceiling rehab project in a century home in Northern Ohio. The challenge is that there is lim…

Started by Daniel W

11 Dec 27, 2012
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HRV or ERV

Hello all Home Pro's! I am wondering what is the best designed HRV or ERV you are using on your projects. My personal favorite is the Venma…

Started by Kevin Wood

13 Dec 27, 2012
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Heat Pump and AC together

http://www.atlassales.com/products/heati...2oach1211/ Go to the section near the bottom for stats on Heat Pump design.

Started by Kevin Wood

10 Dec 23, 2012
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Change in Prerequisites for Retrofit Installer and Crew Leader Certifications; Deadline Extended for Retrofit Installer and Crew Leader Pilot Exam Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) have updat…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Dec 20, 2012

LED's interfering with Garage Door Openers

Has anyone heard of LED's emitting a frequency band that interferes with the radio controls of garage door openers?  A comment attached to…

Started by Bruce Navin

9 Dec 20, 2012
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Sealing Vapor Barriers to Concrete Foundations

Was just looking for some input on different techniques for ensuring a permanent seal between a block foundation wall, and a 6 mil. poly ba…

Started by Tim Marlett

14 Dec 13, 2012
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Early bird discount ends Dec. 14 for Better Buildings: Better Business Conference

Just a friendly reminder that the Better Buildings: Better Business Conference rate goes up after December 14. If you plan to attend it mak…

Started by Anna Svensson

0 Dec 12, 2012

Eliminating Standing Pilot Light Furnaces

If one had a large-scale home retrofit program with the goal of saving energy, what would be the pros and cons of a policy to replace all s…

Started by Barbara Smith

13 Dec 11, 2012
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Anybody know what this is??

During an audit of an apartment building in N. Wisconsin that started life as a high school built in 1908, I found this very strange cast i…

Started by Don Hynek

3 Dec 7, 2012
Reply by Bradford E. White

Efficiency Maine

I'm looking for any contractors working in Efficiency Maine. Thanks

Started by Gary Baggett

8 Nov 26, 2012
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