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Insulation Blower Recommendations?

Does anyone have any recommendations for a residential insulation blower?  We currently use an InsulMaxx 5000, and we've been pretty happy,…

Started by Jim Conlon

0 Apr 10, 2014

'Shielding insulation'

Good morning all, We had a question come up on "shielding insulation." The description is as follows:  "The Universal Shielding Insulation…

Started by Rob Buchanan

3 Apr 9, 2014
Reply by Shawna Henderson

Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?

In several industry conversations over the past few months, there’s been debate about whether we should take a “staged” retrofit approach. …

Started by Mike Rogers

29 Apr 6, 2014
Reply by tedkidd

Whole house air leakage

I have reviewed, tested, studied, asked, and analyzed the many facets of whole house air leakage.  I am still somewhat unsure what constitu…

Started by Roy Sakamoto

14 Apr 1, 2014
Reply by Ed Minch

Open cell foam and cellulose... Can they work together?

Greetings everyone!    I have a client who would like to have two inches of open cell foam in the attic flat, and then 10 inches of cellul…

Started by Luis Hernandez

11 Mar 29, 2014
Reply by Richard Beyer

AI Res. Green and Energy Efficient Addendum

The Appraisal Institute made the AI Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum fillable.  Check out the new version that makes it easy…

Started by Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA

0 Mar 29, 2014

Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture

I have an older redwood sided home that has the siding nailed directly onto the framing. There's a layer of felt paper over the framing, bu…

Started by Dan Antonioli

8 Mar 27, 2014
Reply by Roy L. Miller

Basement Renovation - Concerns & Ideas

Good morning pros! I am bidding on a basement renovation of a two story brick home in Arlington, VA. The first story is partially below gr…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

1 Mar 26, 2014
Reply by Richard Beyer

LAST CHANCE: March Madness: 2 for 1 BSP Deal!

For the next five days, when you buy the Building Science Principles (BSP) exam, get the BSP Reference Guide for FREE! The BSP certificat…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Mar 26, 2014

Looking for Residential Energy Usage Data Tracking Alternatives

I'm trying to find a cost-effective solution to track reductions in energy use for residential energy efficiency improvements (the informat…

Started by Jennifer Weiss

11 Mar 25, 2014
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