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Database of zip code or county by climate zone

HI.  I'm looking for a database that could help me assess the average energy use of a home (per square foot, probably), separated by climat…

Started by Scott Katznelson

14 Sep 21
Reply by Ken Girdley

Load calculation program (software ) manual J

Can anyone suggest a good and easy to use program for load calculation please . Has anyone used EMS HVAC load calculator? Thank you.

Started by Benny hani

6 Sep 17
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Acronym Challenge!

We challenge you to make suggestions to help troubleshoot the below problem using as many acronyms as possible! Can you do it?To help you w…

Started by Kim Tanner

7 Sep 10
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Home Energy's Sept/Oct issue is live!

The September/October issue is now live on This month's articles include: Editorial: Twenty-First-Century Energy Effic…

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0 Sep 2

"Spray Foam Insulation is More Important Than LIFE!"

During 2009 Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation was thought to be king of all insulation's. In fact, 'according to building scientist and in…

Started by Richard Beyer

1 Aug 27
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lifespan of air sealing materials

I am looking for research and resources concerning the effective useful life of air sealing materials. Of greatest concern to me is single…

Started by Jonathan Ballew

14 Aug 27
Reply by Ed Minch

Modeling a Gas Fireplace in Wrightsoft

Any advice on how to factor a gas fireplace into a Wrightsoft Manual J model? Seems like it would reduce the required heat from the central…

Started by Bachi Brunato

12 Aug 26
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First NC and now GA - Building Performance Associations taking shape

Hi All - Just a quick "this is what we're up to" for the community. The NC Building Performance Association is now 18 months old and doing…

Started by Ryan Miller

1 Aug 24
Reply by George Kopf

partitioning open basement area with retractable curtain

Hello All!! Would any of you energy experts have a recommendation and have made this type or recommendation in creating a boundary between…

Started by Kevin Jordan

2 Aug 23
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Mold on a ceiling diffuser

I have a client that called today and said they had a mold like material on the ceiling next to a supply air outlet in a bedroom. We instal…

Started by Stephen Wierzbicki

3 Aug 20
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Rod Fox replied to Rod Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"Dennis, that's a ton of useful info and it will take me a bit to fully assimilate those…"
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Ben Haas replied to Rod Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"Yup..... 1200 amp service to the compound.....  3 -400 amp panels, all single phase since 3…"
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Walter Ahlgrim replied to Rod Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"The more I think about it if the problem cannot be the current transformers reading small loads,…"
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Dennis Heidner replied to Rod Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"Note to readers 0.5A instead of 5A for reading with A/D.... the edit to correct that didn't…"
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Dennis Heidner replied to Rod Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"Rod, I have some of the CT's that you referenced in the openenergymonitor system.  They…"
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Tauran Ivall replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"Graham, How did this Plasproinc door cost?  Do you have any photos you can share a link to?"
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Dennis Heidner replied to Rod Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
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