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In Memoriam: Doris Iklé, Energy Efficiency Innovator and Entrepreneur

On June 1, energy efficiency advocates lost a visionary. Doris M. Iklé, a pioneer in home energy efficiency and one of the first members o…

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum

1 Jun 14, 2012
Reply by Jim Mikel

Support a Green Real Estate Company Doing Good Work

Hey energy-efficiency colleagues, Our affiliate real estate company, GreenSpot Real Estate, is qualifying for a small-business grant, and…

Started by Melissa Baldridge in General Forum

1 Jun 13, 2012
Reply by Diane Chojnowski

2 inherent defects

honesty and integrity do not work in today's system

Started by randy tolowski in General Forum

0 Jun 11, 2012

Got Whacked

They didn't like my comments FIRED 5 minutes ago. Do whats right or get last check for speaking out on poor installation, OUCH

Started by randy tolowski in General Forum

4 Jun 11, 2012
Reply by randy tolowski

LBL map for determining "n" values

I am curious about the zone map developed by LBL that is used for calculating Building Tightness Limits (BTL)  The map is ubiquitous, but p…

Started by Jim Baerg in General Forum

3 Jun 8, 2012
Reply by Max Sherman

Chicago misses opportunity to Air seal 2800 homes

Good morning I have recently started working on the Sound abatement project around O'hare airport. People who live in the flight paths of t…

Started by randy tolowski in General Forum

3 Jun 8, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

n-ZEB in warm climate without heat recovery system?

I'm an Italian architect and I'm planning an experimental bioclimatic nZEB for Mediterranean climate with high thermal mass  and capacity i…

Started by Bart Conterio in General Forum

0 Jun 3, 2012

Air Sealing Woes

I have been able to reduce the leakage rate of a challenging house built in the 1920s. Still, the homeowners are adamant about wanting to…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in Weatherization

30 May 31, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Article on Energy Audits

I just read an interesting article written by Kenneth Harvey on energy audits and their value to selling a home more quickly and for a high…

Started by Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA in General Forum

7 May 24, 2012
Reply by Dennis Cheslik

Vignettes of tools and technologies circa 1979

Check out this series of vignettes of weatherization and retrofit tools and technologies circa 1979, courtesy of my colleague Max Sherman h…

Started by Evan Mills in General Forum

0 May 24, 2012

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