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Will Materials Be Tied To Permits?

I'd like to begin by saying that I feel like I've found a niche of the construction industry that I'm excited about. I've worked for over t…

Started by Matt Bolado

4 Mar 22, 2012
Reply by Glen Gallo

Please take a quick survey: How do YOU use Home Energy Pros?

We're preparing a presentation about Home Energy Pros for the ACEEE Summer Study and want to hear from you about how you use Home Energy Pr…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

16 Mar 21, 2012
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Looking for PHIL JEFFERS

It seems fishy that Phil Jeffers seems to have been erased from this site. For those of you who have been members for a while you will know…

Started by Ed Ballard

10 Mar 21, 2012
Reply by David Meiland

RESNET Energy Smart Home Performance Teams

Just read an article in IE3 magazine touting the benefits of RESNET Energy Smart Home Performance Teams. Does anyone have a firsthand accou…

Started by Adam Flowers

0 Mar 19, 2012

Local Utility Offering $50 Audits, Worth It?

Our local utility is offering a $350 energy audit' for $50. I've done some reading on here and already have fixed some issues with my 1600…

Started by Bob Blanchette

26 Mar 16, 2012
Reply by Dan Buell

What is the state of California's plan to have houses at ZNE by 2020?

Could someone in the know please clarify the State's (law or regs) position on a requirement for houses to be Zero Net Energy by 2020? I se…

Started by George M. Matthews

2 Mar 15, 2012
Reply by Hal Skinner

BPI Introduces Four New Home Energy Professional Certifications!

Registration Now Open for Pilot Exams to be Offered in June 2012 In June BPI will introduce four new certifications to the nation's weathe…

Started by Cierra Mooney

0 Mar 13, 2012

Empirical evidence that missing refrigerant suction line insulation decreases efficiency therefore increasing energy costs.

  Does anyone have any access to actual dollar figures for the cost of missing/ torn/ broken refrigerant suction line insulation?   For the…

Started by Michael Matthews

4 Mar 9, 2012
Reply by Michael Matthews

Cree CR6 inserts

Hi, After installing a Cree CR6 insert, does the canister still needs to be boxed out to keep insulation from covering the fixture? Thanks…

Started by Paul Lasicki

5 Mar 1, 2012
Reply by Bud Poll

Soffit Overhang Spray Foam

I have proposed spray foam for my clients soffits after showing him the blue region with my infrared camera.  The client wants additional r…

Started by Matthew Stewart

11 Feb 29, 2012
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