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Hawaii's Solution to Faster Solar Deployment

One of the biggest obstacles to renewable energy deployment in the US is overcoming the utility and AHJ review process. Long processing tim…

Started by Mark Richardson

0 Feb 12, 2013

BPI Tony Woods Award Call for Nominations

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is seeking nominations for the 2013 Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Pe…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Feb 11, 2013

New Insurance regulations on HPwES in CT

Any of the other HPwES contractors having an issue with the new insurance regulations for 2013?

Started by Gary Baggett

0 Feb 8, 2013

Measuring fresh air intake ducted to a return and no way of measuring from outside.

I am sure this is a challenge that some of you have faced before: You have an air handling system with fresh air intake that is ducted into…

Started by Jack Baikoff

22 Feb 7, 2013
Reply by Dale Sherman

Ahhh...home inspection! The things we find!

A colleague sent this along and I thought I would share.  Buckle up, folks.  This is what we're up against!

Started by George Kopf

1 Feb 7, 2013
Reply by David Meiland

Rock Wool Old Dog New Tricks?

I've been reading a lot of info from Europe on rock wool. It is claimed to be close in R-value to foam and much greener with open vapor. I…

Started by Richard Scott Mills

5 Feb 6, 2013
Reply by Jose Macho

What do dung beetles have that we don't?

I see over 14,000 news items -- including all the major media -- in the past two days. What do they have that we don't? We've all heard the…

Started by Evan Mills

3 Feb 3, 2013
Reply by Evan Mills

Would you like a lighting audit with your energy audit ?

Do energy audits that neglect doing the "subset" of a lighting audit underserve the client ?    If your auto mechanic excluded evaluations…

Started by Dennis McCarthy

8 Feb 2, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

BPI Certified Repairman Saves Woman's Life by Recognizing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

BPI recognizes the heroic efforts of BPI Certified Building Analyst Carl Harvey, who saved the life of a homeowner when he detected a poten…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Jan 31, 2013

The Energy Upgrade Project Manager as the Rater

In California the prevalent and rebate or incentive sanctioned model to perform a whole house performance upgrade usually requires places h…

Started by Bruce Helft

0 Jan 28, 2013



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