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Duct Cleaning? Good value or a waste of money?

I have lots of my auditing customers who ask me about duct cleaning, and if they should do it.  It seems like the only way to get them real…

Started by Gordon Smith in Best Practices

21 Dec 22, 2012
Reply by Robert H

Change in Prerequisites for Retrofit Installer and Crew Leader Certifications; Deadline Extended for Retrofit Installer and Crew Leader Pilot Exam Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) have updat…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Dec 20, 2012

LED's interfering with Garage Door Openers

Has anyone heard of LED's emitting a frequency band that interferes with the radio controls of garage door openers?  A comment attached to…

Started by Bruce Navin in General Forum

9 Dec 20, 2012
Reply by Dale Sherman

Sealing Vapor Barriers to Concrete Foundations

Was just looking for some input on different techniques for ensuring a permanent seal between a block foundation wall, and a 6 mil. poly ba…

Started by Tim Marlett in General Forum

14 Dec 13, 2012
Reply by Rob Orchard

Early bird discount ends Dec. 14 for Better Buildings: Better Business Conference

Just a friendly reminder that the Better Buildings: Better Business Conference rate goes up after December 14. If you plan to attend it mak…

Started by Anna Svensson in General Forum

0 Dec 12, 2012

Eliminating Standing Pilot Light Furnaces

If one had a large-scale home retrofit program with the goal of saving energy, what would be the pros and cons of a policy to replace all s…

Started by Barbara Smith in General Forum

13 Dec 11, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

Anybody know what this is??

During an audit of an apartment building in N. Wisconsin that started life as a high school built in 1908, I found this very strange cast i…

Started by Don Hynek in General Forum

3 Dec 7, 2012
Reply by Bradford E. White

Tired of climbing ladders and reaching to find air leaks during blower door test I have a solution!!!

Yes, a thermal image camera is a good way, but a better way to instantly see the leak and the cfm amount of the leak-- try using the Alnor…

Started by Damien Herold in Best Practices

17 Nov 26, 2012
Reply by Damien Herold

Efficiency Maine

I'm looking for any contractors working in Efficiency Maine. Thanks

Started by Gary Baggett in General Forum

8 Nov 26, 2012
Reply by Paul Badeau

HERS testing

I am building three houses in eastern Alabama and using the Earth cents program. I wanted to go with energy star but could not find a heat…

Started by Andy Roland in General Forum

6 Nov 25, 2012
Reply by Curt Kinder

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