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So many homes have poorly installed fiberglass insulation. Have you been successful with a retrofit dense pack cellulose?

Doing testing of existing homes it is typical to see mottled patterns of surface temperatures with the FLIR Infrared Thermal Imager during…

Started by TJ Alexander in General Forum

5 Jul 5
Reply by James P. Weingardt

Heat Loss Calculation

I want to discuss about the heat loss calculation that why we need to calculate heat loss? According to me - The heat loss calculation is…

Started by Anie in General Forum

0 Jul 2

Energy Center and WBA team up to offer WI B4 conference in March 2015

For more than a decade, the Energy Center of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Builders Association have designed and delivered premier conferenc…

Started by Energy Center University in General Forum

0 Jun 26

Concrete floor insulation details

Greetings everyone!     I was hoping I could get some feedback with a building I am working on. The existing concrete was a 3 inch "homeow…

Started by Luis Hernandez in General Forum

2 Jun 24
Reply by Hal Skinner

BPI Works with NATE and NORA to Expand Accreditation Options for the HVAC Contractor

Calling all HVAC contractors! BPI is working with NATE and NORA to expand accreditation options for HVAC contracting companies. BPI has es…

Started by Cierra Mooney in BPI

2 Jun 23
Reply by Air Track Inc

On the Question of Airtightness and Energy Performance

It is my understanding that you need an airtight envelope (let's say less than or equal to 0.6 ACH) along with super insulation (whatever R…

Started by Kaushal Bharath Raju in General Forum

28 Jun 20
Reply by Brennan Less

Convert BTU/hr in a Manual J to actual fuel usages

I cannot find any conversion table that translates the BTU/hr heat loss in a Manual J report to the amount of fuel required to heat the bui…

Started by Dan Wise in General Forum

13 Jun 19
Reply by eric anderson

Does altitude affect AFUE? or just the input/output BTUs?

I searched and searched and searched yesterday for an answer to the question "Does altitude affect AFUE?" but did not come up with any defi…

Started by Rod Fox in HVAC

7 Jun 17
Reply by Rod Fox

Supply ventilation via inline fan and return duct

I am looking for a mechanical ventilation solution that is a step above the single supply or exhaust fan which is set to the required 62.2…

Started by Craig Bird in General Forum

6 Jun 13
Reply by Air Track Inc

What do you think of the LEED Platinum affordable rehab?

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. (Akron YouthBuild) partnered with Saint-Gobain through the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation with sup…

Started by Brett Little in Weatherization

0 Jun 13

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