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Free BPI and RESNET Training Available for Maryland Residents

The State of Maryland has obtained funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the purpose of occupational train…

Started by Green Training USA

2 May 14, 2011
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Sealing crawlspaces and insulating them with polyurethane foam

Joe Lstburek and John Tooley are both sold on sealing crawlspaces.  I saw a short bit of "Holmes Inspections" on HGTV where they sprayed 2…

Started by George M. Matthews

16 May 13, 2011
Reply by David Meiland

Blowing smoke - into ducts to find leaks

I've read about problems with blowing smoke into duct systems to find leaks. One article said that the smoke product left some bad residue…

Started by George M. Matthews

5 May 12, 2011
Reply by Bruce Looney

How we halved our electric bills-- in 3 easy lessons...

It was as simple as this ; THE DUCTWORK - it used to let the conditioned air we paid for escape though seams and gaps- we fixed that.   The…

Started by Dennis McCarthy

1 May 9, 2011
Reply by Joseph Lamy

IS ATTIC VENTING NECESSARY IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI?

Is attic venting necessary in St. Louis, Missouri?The house is a 2-story, approx. 15 years old and additional insulation was added. The Ins…

Started by Jerry Adlon

5 May 6, 2011
Reply by Diane Chojnowski

Budget Water Heater efficiency upgrades - What works best?

A client of mine opted out of replacing his 20 year old tank style water heater with a Takagi TK3 instantaneous water heater because of the…

Started by George M. Matthews

6 May 2, 2011
Reply by Joseph Lamy

Insulation for in ground ducts?

New Mexico has stated a requirement for R-3.5 minimum insulation for ducts buried in soil.  What would be an appropriate product for this a…

Started by Larry Gorman

1 Apr 29, 2011
Reply by David Meiland

Does anyone know why weatherization has stopped in SC?

  I am a weatherization contractor in South Carolina. The agency that we are contracted through stopped giving us houses on February 11, 20…

Started by Rodney Green

4 Apr 27, 2011
Reply by Ed Minch

Deemed Savings for alternative heating

Does anyone have deemed savings numbers for pellet stoves, advanced combustion/gasification wood stoves, and high efficiency fireplace and…

Started by J.C. Martel

0 Apr 26, 2011

Need to interview consumers for article

Hi everyone,   I'm working on an article on why consumers actually buy home energy upgrades. Not their stated intent ("I'll do it someday b…

Started by Stephanie Inglis

5 Apr 25, 2011
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