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Ventilation for Spray Foam retrofit

I have a flat roof home with 3 feet of clearance from attic floor to ceiling. It is 1920 square feet, existing home. The space is unvented,…

Started by Craig Bird

3 Dec 15, 2011
Reply by tedkidd

D.I.Y. Services to Homeowners. Do they make sense?

Here is a scenario:   You are a home performance contractor. Sales are down (slightly or significantly). Homeowners in your area just don't…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

9 Dec 9, 2011
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Energy Upgrade California

Does anyone have a good disclosure about NOT hitting your target on the test out ?

Started by Dave Loperena

0 Dec 7, 2011

Energy Prices Will Only Climb, Says One Brazilian Oil Exec

Oil and gas prices are only due to climb, says Petrobas chief.  And that's OUR opportunity to make homes and commercial buildings more ener…

Started by Melissa Baldridge

2 Dec 4, 2011
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Radiant barrier over blown in insulation

I have seen mold growing under a radiant barrier installed over blown in insulation.  I am looking for any articles, etc.... about this pro…

Started by Rob Wright

21 Nov 28, 2011
Reply by Ed Minch

Before and after leakage tests. What to expect.

Your before-test result is 4000 CFM50. After two days of work, you measure a 21% reduction to 3150 CFM 50. Your after-test is checked using…

Started by Silvie Votrubova

2 Nov 28, 2011
Reply by Silvie Votrubova

Duct testing in a conditioned crawlspace

Concerning duct testing in crawlspaces (this is for new houses for Energy Star, but will be the same for existing houses):I have a house on…

Started by Ed Minch

13 Nov 25, 2011
Reply by Ed Minch

Efficiency First announces the selection of Jay Murdoch as Executive Director

Industry veteran selected to lead trade association of America's home performance companies   Murdoch has been active as a member of Effici…

Started by Cierra Mooney

0 Nov 21, 2011

Duct Testing Reference Guide in Spanish

  We have just completed a translation of our Duct Testing Quick guide in Spanish.    More translation are on their way.  You can find the…

Started by Silvie Votrubova

6 Nov 17, 2011
Reply by Silvie Votrubova

2011 Builders Federal Tax Credit for new Homes

Is anyone "modeling" Homes to achieve the 2011 Federal Tax Credit? In our climate zone (2), Im trying to get a handle on the "Must Do's" to…

Started by Roger Shipp

5 Nov 15, 2011
Reply by Jeffrey Sauls

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