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Design options for conditioned attic retrofit

  I have a customer retrofit and want to get some opinions on designing the retro. It is a conditioned attic with batts on roof deck from t…

Started by Craig Bird

3 Jan 27, 2011
Reply by Craig Bird

Chimney condensation in attic

I have a customer that we dense packed the attic floor of their house and airsealed around the masonry chimney.  The problem is the red bri…

Started by Phil Hanneman

3 Jan 25, 2011
Reply by Steven Lewis

Say Farewell to the 100-Watt Incandescent Lamp. New Lighting Efficiency Rules Take Effect Nationwide January 1, 2012.

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Started by Evan Mills

10 Jan 24, 2011
Reply by Dale Sherman

Q: What do Hawaii & West Virginia have in Common?

A: No one from these two states has joined Home Energy Pros. We have members from all other states! As we approach 1000 members, let's try…

Started by Evan Mills

0 Jan 22, 2011

Should BPI Auditors be Infrared Camera certified?

RESNET has set up standards for Infrared Camera certifications for their Raters. The standards are going to go into effect after the 2011 R…

Started by allen p tanner

4 Jan 21, 2011
Reply by Paul Lasicki

Needed: Home Energy Savings Presentation

Hi All I don't want to re-invent the wheel so I was wondering if someone had a link or PPT to a decent presentation on Home Energy Savings…

Started by Matthew P

11 Jan 20, 2011
Reply by Matthew P

ENERGY STAR updates for Weatherization

Attached is a presentation developed for Wisconsin Weatherization agencies about the recent and expected updates to ENERGY STAR for applian…

Started by Barbara Smith

0 Jan 18, 2011

Oil boiler smells in house

We recently installed a Buderus high efficency direct vent condensing boiler in a closed furnace room. The homeowner reports significant un…

Started by Gordon Stone

1 Jan 14, 2011
Reply by Jim Bergmann

Porcine Cosmetology: Putting Lipstick on the Pig

    You may or may not share my absolute confidence that every possibly accessible bit of fossil fuel will be used up eventually because th…

Started by Ed Voytovich

1 Jan 11, 2011
Reply by David Eggleton

Looking for a good detail for using 1" rigid on exterior

Anyone used 1" rigid in a new exterior wall assembly before?  What are the pros & cons, which rigid product did you use, which weather…

Started by Sloan Ritchie

7 Jan 5, 2011
Reply by Al Heath

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