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Proper means to "plug" flue pipes after testing gas appliances.

I have seen metal "plugs" (and this may not be the correct term) used for the holes that are drilled in vent pipes, in order to test combus…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in HVAC

26 Jan 29
Reply by Andrew Aliferis

Mold on exterior walls

I have been doing a good deal of research into the topic of mold that has grown on exterior walls (and appears to be spreading).   I have h…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in General Forum

11 Jan 27
Reply by David Snell

Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home... "The Conclusion"

OFFICE OF THE FIRE MARSHAL 1212 WHITTEMORE RD MIDDLEBURY, CONNECTICUT   Fire Investigation Report – JANESKY Fire Incident Location:      …

Started by Richard Beyer in General Forum

1 Jan 25
Reply by Hal Skinner

UV lights on filters

I recently saw UV bulb installations in 2 HVAC systems in a home. Each system had the Lennox Healthy Climate filter box that has 2 UV-A bul…

Started by Howard Katzman in General Forum

14 Jan 20
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Utility death spiral = higher taxes? Perhaps...

If you are in the energy industry and not familiar with the utility death spiral, you should be. It's real, it's big and it's gaining speed…

Started by George Kopf in General Forum

9 Jan 19
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Solar objection and response sharing

For all those in the solar industry, we hear many objections from customer. Most of them are misconceptions, but I find that almost can be…

Started by Elvin Frost in General Forum

17 Jan 19
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Have you heard!? BPI's Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge exam and Reference Guide are now available in Spanish!

"BPI recognizes that there are many Spanish speaking professionals in the home performance industry, or looking to develop their careers he…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Jan 19

Green feature values in Real Estate

Does anyone know of a resource which gives a simple estimated dollar value for green home features? For example, a solar hot water heater a…

Started by George Kopf in General Forum

16 Jan 16
Reply by Jeffrey Gephart

BPI Energy Auditors Carry the Banner for Dominion East Ohio's Highly Successful Energy Efficiency Program

GoodCents energy auditors, certified by the Building Performance Institute, are the gatekeepers to an incredibly successful Home Performanc…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

8 Jan 15
Reply by Nate Adams

Long term average

When doing a blower door test, do you ever use long term average? Why or why not? Digital pressure and flow gauges have an option for time…

Started by Kim Tanner in General Forum

4 Jan 15
Reply by Tom Nicholson

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