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Does infiltration really reduce the r-value of our insulation?

Previously posted at: http://www.energyauditortalk.org/index.php?topic=1959.msg11251#new But Sean and I couldn't come to a full agreement.…

Started by Bud Poll in General Forum

14 Oct 11, 2013
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Underground ductwork

Do you think the air loss will be minimal in the following situation Underground duct with some separation at the joints, trenched and enc…

Started by Kevin in HVAC

19 Oct 8, 2013
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Unvented Roof Assembly

Hello Pros. I am seriously considering going with unvented roof assemblies for a couple of houses that may not offer viable\thorough attic…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in General Forum

5 Oct 4, 2013
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Does adding drill-and-fill insulation to uninsulated exterior walls without re-cladding lead to moisture issues in the wall cavities?

Are you hesitant to add insulation to exterior walls of existing homes without also adding an exterior vapor barrier?  -OR- Have you been…

Started by Chris Stratton in General Forum

6 Oct 4, 2013
Reply by Jesse Erbel

Searching for suggestions

I did an energy audit on a client and I would like to get some suggestions please. This is my main "problem": 11 year-old home, about 2,00…

Started by Luis Hernandez in General Forum

1 Oct 4, 2013
Reply by Ed Minch

Upcoming TEC webinar

Join Frank Spevak, TEC Sales and Marketing Manager, as he demonstrates the power and versatility of using the TEC WiFi Link and the iTEC-70…

Started by Kim Tanner in General Forum

0 Sep 27, 2013

BPI Earns ANSI ISO 17024 Accreditation for Advanced HEP Certifications

BPI's four new Home Energy Professional Certifications have earned ANSI's ISO 17024 accreditation, and have become the only credentials ava…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Sep 27, 2013

What is wrong with the Residential Energy Efficiency industry (and how to fix it)

Howdy Home Energy Pros, Over the course of the last 5 years, I have seen a lot happen within the Residential Energy Efficiency industry. Wh…

Started by George Kopf in General Forum

0 Sep 24, 2013

ASHRAE 62.2-2013 in an Easy-to-Use Method!

http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/ashrae-62-2-2013-easy-peasy-ventilation-calculation-with-corbett Here you go, dudes: 7.5 cfm per person…

Started by Corbett Lunsford in General Forum

3 Sep 23, 2013
Reply by Todd Hoener

Aeroseal duct Sealant

Does anyone have experience or an opinion on Aeroseal duct leakage sealing system?

Started by Ed Ballard in General Forum

10 Sep 22, 2013
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