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Concerns about drill-and-fill cellulose insulation in walls without a vapor barrier

So my Crew Chief asks me the other day about installing dense pack cellulose insulation into walls lacking a vapor barrier.  The majority o…

Started by George Kopf

6 Jun 16, 2011
Reply by Nehemiah Stone

Marketing material

Hi, Anyone knows of a source for marketing templates one can use for the home performance contractor? Thanks

Started by Paul Lasicki

5 Jun 16, 2011
Reply by Jennifer Luitwieler

Prevailing insulation levels - what do you see in the field?

We are implementing smarter defaults in the Home Energy Saver Pro calculator. National surveys like RECS don't have good quantitative infor…

Started by Evan Mills

5 Jun 14, 2011
Reply by Joseph Lamy

Rebate programs for injection foam? Not sure.

The context:  I am from a northern climate municipal electric/natural gas utility.  We provide rebates to customers for various energy effi…

Started by Erin Buchanan

17 Jun 12, 2011
Reply by Erin Buchanan

Why is Connecticut so behind the country in Building Performance?

This state is so crazy with the energy efficiency issues going on here. As a state, we have the Home Energy Solutions (HES) program sponser…

Started by Gary Baggett

5 Jun 7, 2011
Reply by Lorenzo Wyatt

Homeowner education videos?

Does anyone know of any good homeowner education videos about building performance or house as a system? Energy Star had Steve Thomas do on…

Started by John M

9 Jun 6, 2011
Reply by Carol A. Markell

Blown fiberglass + blown cellulose

Our Crew Chief asked me this question today:   I have an attic with R-25 blown fiberglass insulation.  Is there any reason I should not ins…

Started by George Kopf

19 Jun 4, 2011
Reply by Joseph Lamy

Commercial building - relocating thermal/air barrier

I have a confused 8,000 square foot commercial office space. It has a dropped ceiling suspended from wooden truss system. It has a vented a…

Started by Craig Bird

9 Jun 3, 2011
Reply by tedkidd

New energy rebate guide is now available

This is the condensed pocket version.  

Started by Hal Skinner

1 Jun 2, 2011
Reply by Isaac Savage

Are Reverse Osmosis water systems actually eco-friendly?

Let me start by saying that my reverse osmosis water system is great. I have had it for several years. It seems to be top-shelf for purifyi…

Started by Dennis Cheslik

5 Jun 1, 2011
Reply by Peter C

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