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Flickering LED lights

I was at a home last week where the customer showed me what happens when her she turns on her 4" LED lights. These were bulbs that were ins…

Started by Jamie Kaye

22 Feb 5
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One Knob and the Pain That Inspired It

Tom White asked me to post this up, it's a distillation of 6 articles on our blog that Stephen Lacey of GreenTech Media did about the On…

Started by Nate Adams

3 Feb 5
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Needed: Gas Detector and CO Detector. What do you recommend?

Hi All   I never planned or wanted to do the BPI Combustion testing but now have too.    What products do you recommend? I obviously want t…

Started by Matthew P

6 Jan 29
Reply by Windzer Pierre-Louis

Mold on exterior walls

I have been doing a good deal of research into the topic of mold that has grown on exterior walls (and appears to be spreading).   I have h…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

11 Jan 27
Reply by David Snell

Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home... "The Conclusion"

OFFICE OF THE FIRE MARSHAL 1212 WHITTEMORE RD MIDDLEBURY, CONNECTICUT   Fire Investigation Report – JANESKY Fire Incident Location:      …

Started by Richard Beyer

1 Jan 25
Reply by Hal Skinner

UV lights on filters

I recently saw UV bulb installations in 2 HVAC systems in a home. Each system had the Lennox Healthy Climate filter box that has 2 UV-A bul…

Started by Howard Katzman

14 Jan 20
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Utility death spiral = higher taxes? Perhaps...

If you are in the energy industry and not familiar with the utility death spiral, you should be. It's real, it's big and it's gaining speed…

Started by George Kopf

9 Jan 19
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Solar objection and response sharing

For all those in the solar industry, we hear many objections from customer. Most of them are misconceptions, but I find that almost can be…

Started by Elvin Frost

17 Jan 19
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Have you heard!? BPI's Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge exam and Reference Guide are now available in Spanish!

"BPI recognizes that there are many Spanish speaking professionals in the home performance industry, or looking to develop their careers he…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Jan 19

Green feature values in Real Estate

Does anyone know of a resource which gives a simple estimated dollar value for green home features? For example, a solar hot water heater a…

Started by George Kopf

16 Jan 16
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