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New Construction: Easing Builders into High Performance Construction

I've started a short video series to explain my work in high performance wall systems. Some quick background - my colleague Scott Hedges an…

Started by Greg La Vardera

21 Jul 11, 2012
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Call for residential building speakers - Proposals due August 1, 2012

The Better Buildings: Better Business Conference, March 6-8, 2013 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is North America's largest event dedicated…

Started by Anna Svensson

0 Jul 10, 2012

Simulate the fireplace during combustion safety testing or not???

Hello all, I have noticed that BPI Standards for combustion safety do not require the simulation of a fireplace using 300 cfm during worst…

Started by Johnny Mills

11 Jul 7, 2012
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Home Energy Score Launch

Our company is a regional partner organization for Home Energy Score and we are getting ready to launch the program this month.  I wanted t…

Started by Zachary Popkin

53 Jul 6, 2012
Reply by James H. Bushart

Do Government and Utility Rebate Programs Help or Hurt?

I say ... they hurt.  What say you?

Started by James H. Bushart

41 Jul 6, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

BPI's Home Energy Auditing Standard Released for Public Comment

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is pleased to announce that its BPI-1100-T-2012: Home Energy Auditing Standard (formerly BPI…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Jul 5, 2012

BPI Issues Open Call for Volunteers to Serve on its Building Analyst Certification Scheme Committee

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) seeks volunteers to serve on a committee to update the Building Analyst (BA) certification s…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Jul 3, 2012

Cooling blower off delay vs. Humidity

How much does the blower off delay at the end of a cooling cycle add to the humidity? It's been discussed that leaving the fan on all the t…

Started by Bob Blanchette

10 Jul 2, 2012
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waste of time and material

If you put housewrap on like this what benefit is there?

Started by randy tolowski

3 Jun 28, 2012
Reply by Ed Voytovich

Former Meth Labs

This is an interesting article. HERE. Individually, we may never come across such a situation, but it may make for something to keep in the…

Started by Bruce Navin

1 Jun 27, 2012
Reply by Evan Mills

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