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Are efficient LED bulbs worth the price?

Right now I can get a small supply of Philips L Prize 60w Led bulbs at an attractive price. Is it worth switching my home and business over…

Started by Tom DelConte

58 Jan 7, 2013
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Home Energy Magazine and BPI Launch HVAC-2-HP

Home Energy magazine (HEM) and the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) are proud to announce the launch of HVAC-2-HP, a joint e-news…

Started by Mike Kandel

2 Dec 31, 2012
Reply by Allan Mullaly

Unknown Old Insulation

I'm pretty sure I've never seen this stuff before. It's installed in rafters as batts, held in place by cardboard sheets below. Papery cons…

Started by Paul Bowman

15 Dec 28, 2012
Reply by Matthew Redmond

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
Reply by Daniel W

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
Reply by Kevin Wood

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
Reply by dale conner

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
Reply by Dale Sherman

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
Reply by Rob Orchard

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

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