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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

Honest Buildings

This seems to be a fairly new thing, a site for showcasing green building/s and projects, designated by address on the map: Honest Building…

Started by Paul Bowman

9 Apr 19, 2012
Reply by Paul Bowman

Low-Rise Multifamily Infiltration Data

A couple of weeks ago at the ACI Conference I was afforded the opportunity to present at a Building America Expert Meeting for the discussi…

Started by Chase Counts

13 Apr 19, 2012
Reply by Ryan Moore

How to help new energy pros migrate into our new career as fresh students right out of class

Hello, My name is Ronald Stevens I'm a student enrolled in the BPI program at Consumnes River College in Sacramento California. I just pass…

Started by Ronald L. Stevens

13 Apr 18, 2012
Reply by Bill Bradbury

Blower door testing on multi bi-folds

Have anyone performed a blower door test on a new home that has a multi bi-fold door installed on an exterior wall? (As in NanaWall, Lanai…

Started by Armando Cobo

14 Apr 17, 2012
Reply by Armando Cobo

Smartgrids, Smartstats, and Variable Peak Pricing

We're on a project installing "smartstats" for customers. I'd like to get some feedback to what other Building Science guys thought about t…

Started by Bob Blanchette

1 Apr 8, 2012
Reply by Tom DelConte

Applied Passive-solar Structural Design

Passive-solar has been known to work well but certain things about our architecture fail the thermodynamic efficiency test and there are re…

Started by Tom Mallard

48 Apr 2, 2012
Reply by Bill Bradbury

Follow the ACI National Home Performance Conference on Twitter at #ACI12

Looks like a lot of pros are at ACI National! Follow the ACI National Home Performance Conference on Twitter using #ACI12. Here's what they…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

9 Mar 30, 2012
Reply by Diane Chojnowski

CEM Preparation course

The Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) is offering a number of FREE courses check out their website. Funded by Utility Companies

Started by randy tolowski

1 Mar 29, 2012
Reply by Jim Peck

#BestBuy selling kilowatt hours in Chicago

Is this a good thing or not?  http://bit.ly/GRHBNt

Started by Melissa Baldridge

1 Mar 26, 2012
Reply by Bob Blanchette

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