All Discussions Tagged 'Energy' (23)

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Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems

It's a fact! Unhealthy homes increase the severity of asthma, allergies, and other health issues. BPI CEO Larry Zarker sheds some light…

Started by Mike Kandel

22 Jul 28
Reply by Richard Beyer

AI Res. Green and Energy Efficient Addendum

The Appraisal Institute made the AI Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum fillable.  Check out the new version that makes it easy…

Started by Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA

0 Mar 29

HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction

Is anyone aware of HERS tracking 5 years or more after new construction?  I am looking for a study that may provide how valid the HERS rati…

Started by Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA

18 Mar 27
Reply by Brett Little

Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers

I'll soon be working on converting a second floor of a residential building that was never finished and is being used as an attic for the…

Started by scottscontracting

54 Nov 9, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

Consumer Reports recommends BPI credentialed contractors!

In their latest issue, which hits newsstands this October, Consumer Reports unequivocally recommends BPI certified contractors as the profe…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Sep 10, 2013

Adding Value for Energy Efficient Features During the Appraisal Process

Recently, I was asked to manage another realtors' listings and buyer clients while she went on vacation out of the country.  One of her lis…

Started by Jan Green

4 Mar 29, 2013
Reply by Jan Green

Appraisal Institute Updated the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum

The changes made to the Addendum will enhance the reporting of the green and energy features.  It is written for homeowners, builders, appr…

Started by Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA

1 Mar 12, 2013
Reply by Guy DuBois

Home Energy Magazine and BPI Launch HVAC-2-HP

Home Energy magazine (HEM) and the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) are proud to announce the launch of HVAC-2-HP, a joint e-news…

Started by Mike Kandel

2 Dec 31, 2012
Reply by Allan Mullaly

Pilot Period for Energy Auditor and QC Inspector Exams Closing

Imminent deadlines have been set for application submissions for Energy Auditor and Quality Control Inspector certifications offered throug…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Oct 26, 2012

Can HP programs afford to keep subsidizing all these free-riders?

First some facts: 1. The ARRA bubble era is over. Efficiency First has a webinar coming up next week that will claim that contractors don't…

Started by Tom Conlon

7 Sep 13, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

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