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EcoSmart Fireplaces...are they really a smart choice?

What is your experience and/or thoughts on the EcoSmart fireboxes/fireplaces that are burning denatured ethanol? Are they any better or wor…

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens

0 Nov 30, 2010

CAZ Depressurization limits for Oil Burners

Unless I have this wrong, the BPI CAZ depressurization limits and draft calculations are for gas boilers and furnaces.  Up here in New Engl…

Started by Paul Raymer

2 Nov 29, 2010
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Energy Loss analysis vs Energy auditing

The task make a home more energy efficient; You could do a comphrehensive test in, fix the problems / do test out with expected results par…

Started by Dennis McCarthy

1 Nov 26, 2010
Reply by A. Tamasin Sterner

What is the R Value of a 2x6 dense packed cellulose wall?

I am reviewing the requirements of the new Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code that goes into effect 12/1/2010.  The required R value fo…

Started by Al Maloney

2 Nov 26, 2010
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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades

This got buried in a Blog, and I've not quite figured out the difference, so here it is again:     Hello All: With so many HEP participants…

Started by Steve Waclo

0 Nov 24, 2010

Windows: Different Summer and Winter U values?

Anyone ever hear of a window, or unit of insulated glass, as having different winter and summer U values?    This wasn't on an NFRC sticker…

Started by Adam Zielinski

4 Nov 24, 2010
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Ventilation and ERVs--Yellow Flag?

Build it tight AND ventilate right! With tighter building envelopes, getting ventilation right is critical to indoor air quality (IAQ) and…

Started by Tom White

8 Nov 18, 2010
Reply by Al Heath

ENERGY STAR Version 3

Do you work on qualifying homes for ENERGY STAR? If so, what do you think of Version 3? I'm going through a 2-day session in Raleigh this w…

Started by Allison A. Bailes III

8 Nov 16, 2010
Reply by Kyle Brown

Top-10 just launched!

Today TopTen USA announced the launch of its free, Web-based rankings of the 10 most energy-efficient products in a wide range of categorie…

Started by Evan Mills

12 Nov 16, 2010
Reply by Steve Waclo

Multifamily Housing

There are 26 million apartments in the U.S. that house nine million families below the poverty level, and four million elderly households. …

Started by Tom White

1 Nov 15, 2010
Reply by Graeme Nix

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