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Give the gift of building science!

Give your staff, colleagues and others on your list BPI's Building Science Principles (BSP) guide and certificate exam! 20% off the retail…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Dec 5, 2013

Standard Wall Thermal Upgrade Analysis

The left is a standard wall, 3/4" siding, 1/2" sheathing, batt insulation and 1/2" sheetrock, if you remove the siding and apply 1-1/4" of…

Started by Tom Mallard

1 Dec 2, 2013
Reply by Bill Bradbury

Cycling Losses for Gas Furnaces

How much does cycling losses of a gas furnace reduce AFUE vs. Thermal Efficiency? Loss of efficiency for oversized AC units is well documen…

Started by Bob Blanchette

4 Nov 30, 2013
Reply by Jan E. Graveamker

Should Homeowners with PV Get Paid Retail or Wholesale Prices for their Excess Electricity?

I've been doing some research, trying to get my arms around the problem of the longterm sustainability of renewable energy in the Unites St…

Started by Jim Gunshinan

24 Nov 23, 2013
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Energy Foundation’s BRIM Report Conclusion: Support Efficiency First

From an Energy Foundation report (See more at http://omstout.com/?p=5782): “We agree that contractors should be a part of all major residen…

Started by Mike Rogers

1 Nov 21, 2013
Reply by Mike Rogers

Combined combustion tester CO + Manometer

Wondering if anyone has any feedback on the combustion analyzers that have integrated pressure measurements. I am getting ready to move to…

Started by Craig Bird

2 Nov 15, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Are "Stack Effect" and "Chimney Draft" the same?

A year plus ago J Brooks asked a question, "I am curious if you have found any references for the origin of the term "Stack Effect"?  Is it…

Started by Bud Poll

4 Nov 15, 2013
Reply by Bud Poll

I'm hiring!

I have two open positions available for Energy Advisors in Delaware. If you're interested, please click the link below. https://icfi.taleo.…

Started by John White

0 Nov 15, 2013

Women in Home Performance article

Hi all! I'm the Assistant Editor for Home Energy Magazine and I'm working on an article for our 2014 year about women in home performance,…

Started by Macie Melendez

0 Nov 12, 2013

Calculating attic ventilation

All too often an existing home has far too little attic ventilation and some difficult choices for adding more.  We all know the existing,…

Started by Bud Poll

27 Nov 7, 2013
Reply by Roy L. Miller

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