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Duct Testing High Velocity Systems

Dose anyone have experience testing high velocity duct systems? I've been asked to duct test a Zhender HRV with comfoducts (2" homerun duct…

Started by George J. Nesbitt in General Forum

2 Jan 10, 2013
Reply by Paul Morin

Passive House Documentary Project

For those familiar with the Passivhaus Institut concepts for super-efficient building design, there is a kickstarter project to help finish…

Started by Powell Smith in General Forum

3 Jan 9, 2013
Reply by Jack Hampton

Mold Growth & Draftiness Post Energy Improvements

Hello energy pros. I need your combined wisdom before I proceed to help a client of mine address what appears to be mold growth and drafti…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in General Forum

15 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by Robert D York Jr

BPI Launches Building Science Principles Certificate for Home Performance and Energy Upgrade Industry

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) launched its Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge and companion Refere…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Jan 7, 2013

Are efficient LED bulbs worth the price?

Right now I can get a small supply of Philips L Prize 60w Led bulbs at an attractive price. Is it worth switching my home and business over…

Started by Tom DelConte in General Forum

58 Jan 7, 2013
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Making crawlspaces conditioned space

I am working, doing audits, with a contractor who tends to make basements, crawlspaces into conditioned space. Especially when all or most…

Started by Evan Riter in Best Practices

37 Jan 3, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

Home Energy Magazine and BPI Launch HVAC-2-HP

Home Energy magazine (HEM) and the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) are proud to announce the launch of HVAC-2-HP, a joint e-news…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

2 Dec 31, 2012
Reply by Allan Mullaly

Unknown Old Insulation

I'm pretty sure I've never seen this stuff before. It's installed in rafters as batts, held in place by cardboard sheets below. Papery cons…

Started by Paul Bowman in General Forum

15 Dec 28, 2012
Reply by Matthew Redmond

Polyiso, roxul & reflective insulation combination

I am working on solutions for a cathedral type ceiling rehab project in a century home in Northern Ohio. The challenge is that there is lim…

Started by Daniel W in General Forum

11 Dec 27, 2012
Reply by Daniel W

Best Energy Myths

What are some of the best energy myths you have ever heard? I think this could be good for a couple of laughs. I will start: Incandescent l…

Started by Silas Inman in Best Practices

40 Dec 27, 2012
Reply by Nehemiah Stone


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