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Storage of Solar Hot Air

Is there a simple, effective way to store heat from a hot air collector for 12-36 hours? I live in Montana in a 30-year-old, passive/active…

Started by George Mattson

0 Dec 17, 2010

Estimating E savings from air sealing in huge leaky house

I'm asked to estimate the heating energy savings from air sealing a 10,000 sf house built in 1900. The former mansion has 6 undampered chim…

Started by George M. Matthews

5 Dec 17, 2010
Reply by David Parker

Duct testing accuracy

I wrote a new blog about testing the accuracy of duct testers and gauges.  Is anyone out there running these tests?   http://homeenergypros…

Started by Silvie Votrubova

0 Dec 16, 2010

What's Wrong with the Home-Energy Audit Industry?

Here's an article sent by my friend Ron Clark of Energywise that deserves a read by everyone in the business. I especially encourage some t…

Started by Steve Waclo

19 Dec 13, 2010
Reply by Dennis McCarthy

Being an LED lighting Zealot, like being a Beatles fan in 1964

Sometimes you can tell someone or somethings going to breakthrough, because of the quality and talent & potential. That describes the B…

Started by Dennis McCarthy

0 Dec 10, 2010

Colorado State Energy Sector Partnership Grant

Led by the Colorado Department of Labor, the US Department of Labor has awarded $6 million to the State to prepare Colorado workers for eme…

Started by Everblue

0 Dec 9, 2010

Maryland State Energy Sector Partnership Grant

Led by the Maryland Governor’s Workforce Investment Board (GWIB), the US Department of Labor has awarded $5.8 million to the State to prepa…

Started by Everblue

0 Dec 9, 2010

First Issue of Newsletter from Canadian Centre for Housing Technology

Here's an email from Marianne Armstrong of CCHT. I was in touch with her regarding her recent study on the use of gas fireplaces as a prima…

Started by Steve Waclo

0 Dec 8, 2010

Needed: Gas Detector and CO Detector. What do you recommend?

Hi All   I never planned or wanted to do the BPI Combustion testing but now have too.    What products do you recommend? I obviously want t…

Started by Matthew P

3 Dec 6, 2010
Reply by Adam Zielinski

Backdrafting Fireplaces and Wood Stoves

  BPI does not consider fireplaces or wood stoves to be combustion appliances.  Yet they produce CO and can backdraft fumes into a house. …

Started by Adam Zielinski

3 Dec 2, 2010
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