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Rock Wool Old Dog New Tricks?

I've been reading a lot of info from Europe on rock wool. It is claimed to be close in R-value to foam and much greener with open vapor. I…

Started by Richard Scott Mills in General Forum

5 Feb 6, 2013
Reply by Jose Macho

What do dung beetles have that we don't?

I see over 14,000 news items -- including all the major media -- in the past two days. What do they have that we don't? We've all heard the…

Started by Evan Mills in General Forum

3 Feb 3, 2013
Reply by Evan Mills

Would you like a lighting audit with your energy audit ?

Do energy audits that neglect doing the "subset" of a lighting audit underserve the client ?    If your auto mechanic excluded evaluations…

Started by Dennis McCarthy in General Forum

8 Feb 2, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

Does Neatness Count?

This may seem trivial, but to me as a homeowner it isn't. When it comes to blown-in or spray foam insulation in unfinished attics, does nea…

Started by Jim Gunshinan in Best Practices

8 Jan 31, 2013
Reply by Jim Gunshinan

BPI Certified Repairman Saves Woman's Life by Recognizing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

BPI recognizes the heroic efforts of BPI Certified Building Analyst Carl Harvey, who saved the life of a homeowner when he detected a poten…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Jan 31, 2013

The Energy Upgrade Project Manager as the Rater

In California the prevalent and rebate or incentive sanctioned model to perform a whole house performance upgrade usually requires places h…

Started by Bruce Helft in General Forum

0 Jan 28, 2013

Venting a clothes dryer through an unheated garage

We recently vented a gas clothes dryer through an attached and unheated garage, to an outside wall of the garage. We are located in Central…

Started by Brad Cook in Best Practices

10 Jan 25, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Where to install the vapor barrier for a finished basement?

I have an audit customer that is in the process of finishing his basement. The basement foundation walls are poured concrete. He has instal…

Started by Jim Klebes in HVAC

7 Jan 25, 2013
Reply by Ken Watts

January's Stump the Chump

This month's head scratcher comes from Ken Tohinaka of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation in Burlington, Vermont. Ken explains that…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

6 Jan 24, 2013
Reply by John Brooks

WAP Program Management/Administration

I'm in the process of performing a literature review of sorts collecting as much information about WAP program management and/or administra…

Started by Chase Counts in General Forum

2 Jan 24, 2013
Reply by Fred Stratton

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