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Nailbase insulation vs. 2 layers of tuff-r with staggered seams

We are going to be rehabbing a home in CT in which the third floor is part of the living space. We want to get the insulation level up by…

Started by Stephen Pelton

2 Mar 1, 2011
Reply by Robert H

Water Filtration System Saving You 20+% On Your Energy Costs?

Does anyone out there in the building performance community have any input on the energy savings that are gained by pure filtered water bei…

Started by Jamie Kaye

2 Feb 24, 2011
Reply by Glen Gallo

Is Home Star back?

Vt. lawmaker hails energy item in Obama budget

Started by Rob Novak

1 Feb 22, 2011
Reply by Rob Novak

Let's talk about multifamily buildings

Welcome to all HEP members that are working on or are interested in the energy efficiency issues in multifamily residential.  We've created…

Started by Norm Bourassa

7 Feb 22, 2011
Reply by Evan Mills

What kind of experience have folks had using blower doors in multifamily buildings?

I hear conflicting info on when and how BDs can be used and useful here.  What are your experiences?  Photos?

Started by Evan Mills

2 Feb 21, 2011
Reply by Graeme Nix

Energy Savings of Furnace Filters

I am trying to quanitfy the energy savings that is generated by having clean furnace filters installed. the furnace filter manufacturers ha…

Started by nancy sturgill

2 Feb 21, 2011

Is anyone aware of any Lowest Electric bills contests?

Hey Folks,    I was curious if there are any competitions or contests regarding lowest electric bills. As an energy loss specialist/ SSL Mf…

Started by Dennis McCarthy

9 Feb 18, 2011
Reply by Dennis McCarthy

Discerning what constitutes quality in LED lighting

Now that Led lamps are showing up on store shelves - there is a real problem: You've decided to buy some maybe many or maybe just 2 -Don't…

Started by Dennis McCarthy

0 Feb 17, 2011

How to tell if home is balloon framed with IR Camera?

Is there a way to tell if a home if ballooned framed using the IR Camera or any other method?   I normally look in the attic to determine b…

Started by Matthew P

4 Feb 16, 2011
Reply by Joseph J. Ilacqua

Significant LIHEAP Cuts Proposed?

Hi Everyone, I was looking for some additional background on the proposed LIHEAP cuts I'm hearing about in the new Federal budget.  Suppose…

Started by Matt Schwoegler

6 Feb 15, 2011
Reply by Michael Stuart

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