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BPI Introduces Four New Home Energy Professional Certifications!

Registration Now Open for Pilot Exams to be Offered in June 2012 In June BPI will introduce four new certifications to the nation's weathe…

Started by Cierra Mooney

0 Mar 13, 2012

32,000 active BPI certifications = how many real jobs?

32,000 is a lot of certifications. HOW MANY REAL JOBS WERE ADDED? Training for a new and exciting career in Energy Efficiency might not be…

Started by randy tolowski

3 Mar 12, 2012
Reply by jerry gentile

Empirical evidence that missing refrigerant suction line insulation decreases efficiency therefore increasing energy costs.

  Does anyone have any access to actual dollar figures for the cost of missing/ torn/ broken refrigerant suction line insulation?   For the…

Started by Michael Matthews

4 Mar 9, 2012
Reply by Michael Matthews

Cree CR6 inserts

Hi, After installing a Cree CR6 insert, does the canister still needs to be boxed out to keep insulation from covering the fixture? Thanks…

Started by Paul Lasicki

5 Mar 1, 2012
Reply by Bud Poll

Soffit Overhang Spray Foam

I have proposed spray foam for my clients soffits after showing him the blue region with my infrared camera.  The client wants additional r…

Started by Matthew Stewart

11 Feb 29, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

What problems has HEP helped you solve?

We've posted a survey to gather feedback from HEP members as input to a paper we're writing.  Just over half of the respondents so far have…

Started by Evan Mills

0 Feb 28, 2012

Equipment Reviews: Blower Doors and IR Cameras

We are relatively new to this Residential Home Assessment industry and while we have all the needed certifications, we still need to buy eq…

Started by Caroline Hawkins

14 Feb 28, 2012
Reply by Joel Greenberg

DOE Home Energy SCORE

Does anyone have any information about the SCORE program?  It was scheduled to start in summer 2011.  Part of V.P. Biden's "Recovery throug…

Started by John Webb

83 Feb 26, 2012
Reply by Gary Baggett

Energy Modeling Software - what works??

I first learned in my BPI class of 2008 was that we would not be using or taught to use any energy modeling software.  The story was that t…

Started by Al Heath

48 Feb 23, 2012
Reply by Jim Baerg

Vent Cap Systems for Duct Testing

Has anyone had any experience using the Vent Cap Systems product for duct pressure testing vs. conventional perforated register tape? Thank…

Started by Stefan Peter-Contesse

13 Feb 23, 2012
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