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"For self-heating homes I'm using an insulation board under the joists to be able to…"

Tom Mallard replied Sep 2 to How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?

11 Sep 4
Reply by Hal Skinner

"Under the average floor for a home with a crawl space is air you don't want inside t…"

Tom Mallard replied Jul 12 to Solar Heat Air

11 Jul 17
Reply by Bradley Wiesneth

"I was being specific, using the roof is for where nothing else is allowed for collec…"

Tom Mallard replied Jul 12 to Solar Heat Air

11 Jul 17
Reply by Bradley Wiesneth

"Consider using sections of roof for the main thermal collection where it's not pract…"

Tom Mallard replied Jul 10 to Solar Heat Air

11 Jul 17
Reply by Bradley Wiesneth

"Right, in all cases you have to reduce the wall heat-transfer rate to upgrade almost…"

Tom Mallard replied Apr 30 to Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.

85 May 22
Reply by Kaushal Bharath Raju

""Leaky" is a relative term to thermal transfer rates and air is one of the least eff…"

Tom Mallard replied Apr 30 to Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.

85 May 22
Reply by Kaushal Bharath Raju

"Excellent Kaushal, all I can do at them moment is advocate using the roof as the mai…"

Tom Mallard replied Apr 30 to Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.

85 May 22
Reply by Kaushal Bharath Raju

"Kaushal, this is a technical point, the reason from an energy standpoint they want l…"

Tom Mallard replied Apr 30 to Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.

85 May 22
Reply by Kaushal Bharath Raju

"Thanks for the reply George, having followed around inspectors as part of the pickup…"

Tom Mallard replied Apr 30 to Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.

85 May 22
Reply by Kaushal Bharath Raju

"I'll post plans when they get finalized then results after it's built Kaushal. Since…"

Tom Mallard replied Apr 27 to Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.

85 May 22
Reply by Kaushal Bharath Raju

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