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R-19 Walls

Good afternoon, I am looking for cost effective insulating for a 1910 brick 2 story in Chicago. Demo starts today. Complete gut. 18" crawls…

Started by randy tolowski

1 Apr 30, 2012
Reply by Bud Poll

Who Knew Hot Air Could be So Controversial?

Well, after all, it is hot air, so perhaps it deserves a lot of discussion.  I really didn't expect so many people to come to the defense o…

Started by Bud Poll

2 Apr 30, 2012
Reply by Bud Poll

Hot water re-circ systems

For those of you who are conducting residential energy assessments; are you recommending "on demand"  hot water re-circ. systems?  I'm find…

Started by Eric Sperline

18 Apr 28, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

Handling An Interesting Crawl Space

I am convinced that a client of mine is the victim of a shoddy crawl space ceiling insulation job, and that he should have it done right. H…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

16 Apr 26, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Building Sales with Certification: Part Two - Retrofit Installer Technician

Join Sustainable Ideas for the second in this four-part webinar series on the value that the Building Performance Institute's (BPI's) new H…

Started by Cierra Mooney

0 Apr 24, 2012

New BPI certifications re-visited

So what is final verdict on all this? I'm located in NY, my BA and Envelope is due this June. I need to get re-certified  and what to do w…

Started by Paul Lasicki

7 Apr 23, 2012
Reply by David Eggleton

Background checks

Would you hire someone to work in clients homes who have a criminal background? With the change in BPI criteria (no background check) This…

Started by randy tolowski

4 Apr 23, 2012
Reply by Leslie McDowell, BPI

Wooden Plugs For 2" Insulation Holes

Our operation, Rising Sun Energy Services, insulates a lot of walls using cellulose blown in through 2" holes. As simple as a tapered 2" pl…

Started by Dan Antonioli

18 Apr 20, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

Inexpensive CRM Software for Energy Auditing & Sales

I am looking for feedback on any CRM software you may be using or familiar with that offer features which can be used to capture energy aud…

Started by Jose Macho

14 Apr 20, 2012
Reply by Craig Bird

Insulating flat roof with 7" cavity with roof tear-off

Hot-dry climate. Roofer removing all sheathing. Insulating from above while cavity is open. Plan for 5.5" open cell foam to the drywall and…

Started by Craig Bird

13 Apr 19, 2012
Reply by Christopher Retzler

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