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Third party testing rqmt

I'm interested to know if the State you live in requires Blower door testing of the residential building envelope on new construction? Here…

Started by Eric Sperline

2 Dec 13, 2013
Reply by Eric Sperline

Energy Efficiency Federal Tax Credit extension beyond 2013?

Has anyone heard of any news with some hope that Federal Tax Credits for HVAC and insulation will be extended beyond Dec 31 2013?  Accordin…

Started by Trevor Frick

5 Dec 6, 2013
Reply by Dennis Heidner

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.…

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0 Nov 15, 2013

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Origin of guarded blower door testing

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