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Empirical evidence that missing refrigerant suction line insulation decreases efficiency therefore increasing energy costs.

  Does anyone have any access to actual dollar figures for the cost of missing/ torn/ broken refrigerant suction line insulation?   For the…

Started by Michael Matthews in General Forum

4 Mar 9, 2012
Reply by Michael Matthews

Knob and Tube

TVA prepared a detailed retrofit manual in the 1970s for its residential retrofit program that led to 1.2 million homes being upgraded. The…

Started by Bob Sullivan in Best Practices

0 Mar 8, 2012

BPI Accepting Applications for Multifamily Standards Technical Committee

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) seeks applications from individuals interested in serving on the Multifamily Standards Techn…

Started by Cierra Mooney in BPI

0 Mar 6, 2012

Mechanical Ventilation per ASHRAE 62.2

Hello All, We are working on a project with Habitat and our trying to provide recommendations for ventilation. We would like to see them in…

Started by Stefan Peter-Contesse in Best Practices

5 Mar 6, 2012
Reply by George W. Reynolds

Knob and tube

Wondering what best practices are for attics with ancient knob/tube wiring.  I'm doing the research, so I'm looking for sources (Codes, ASH…

Started by Tom Strumolo in Best Practices

9 Mar 2, 2012
Reply by Chris Stratton

An ACI Interview with BPI's Chief Executive Officer Larry Zarker

With over 30 years of experience in the residential buildings sector, Larry Zarker has managed the national expansion of BPI's standards, c…

Started by Cierra Mooney in BPI

0 Mar 1, 2012

Cree CR6 inserts

Hi, After installing a Cree CR6 insert, does the canister still needs to be boxed out to keep insulation from covering the fixture? Thanks…

Started by Paul Lasicki in General Forum

5 Mar 1, 2012
Reply by Bud Poll

Soffit Overhang Spray Foam

I have proposed spray foam for my clients soffits after showing him the blue region with my infrared camera.  The client wants additional r…

Started by Matthew Stewart in General Forum

11 Feb 29, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

Adding return air from a heated basement in a high radon area

When building my house in CT, return air ducts are not put into basements because of radon, at least along the coast where radon levels are…

Started by Gary Baggett in HVAC

3 Feb 29, 2012
Reply by Gary Baggett

What problems has HEP helped you solve?

We've posted a survey to gather feedback from HEP members as input to a paper we're writing.  Just over half of the respondents so far have…

Started by Evan Mills in General Forum

0 Feb 28, 2012

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