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June's Stump the Chump: What's Wrong with this Picture?

Come check out BPI's monthly newsletter, Performance Matters! The image below was taken by Matt Schwoegler, a thermographer and infrared in…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

7 Jun 15, 2013
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

How to Add a Passively Cooled Wine Cellar?

I am working with a client on a home addition, and one element of the design is a wine cellar. Here are some basic facts about the existing…

Started by Nick Helmholdt in General Forum

11 Jun 9, 2013
Reply by Dennis Heidner

2nd Edition! Home Performance Diagnostics: the Guide to Advanced Testing

Now in its 2nd Edition, Home Performance Diagnostics includes over 40 diagnostic tests in 220 pages, with 180 full-color photos walking you…

Started by Corbett Lunsford in Best Practices

0 Jun 7, 2013

INTERVIEW: C.R. Herro of Meritage Homes on the Building Performance Podcast

http://buildingperformancepodcast.com (or on iTunes) Today Corbett bounces off the walls with C.R. Herro of Meritage Homes as they discuss…

Started by Corbett Lunsford in General Forum

0 Jun 7, 2013

E-Booklet Marketing: Your Home's Performance in 4 Easy Steps

The difference between 'helping' and 'selling' is two letters-- here's the start of the conversation with any homeowner who'd like to know…

Started by Corbett Lunsford in Marketing

0 Jun 7, 2013

5 Must-Haves for any Energy Audit Report

Alright, I think we've all seen enough confusing, unreadable reports (and written some).  Let's talk about the messaging more!  Here's my s…

Started by Corbett Lunsford in General Forum

0 Jun 7, 2013

Summer's Finally Here!

What to do this summer: Extend Your Living Space onto the patio or deck. Make additions which increase comfort & reduce energy costs. A…

Started by Tom DelConte in General Forum

6 Jun 6, 2013
Reply by Tom DelConte

Alex Laskey: How behavioral science can lower your energy bill

What's a proven way to lower your energy costs? Would you believe: learning what your neighbor pays? Alex Laskey from OPower shows how a qu…

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum

0 Jun 6, 2013

Microbial Ecosystems

Hello All, Came upon this interview just this morning and although the research discussed was done in a university office building and a h…

Started by Steve Waclo in General Forum

0 Jun 3, 2013

Boxing and Insulating Around Non-ICAT Cans

I have a client with 16) 4" halogen recessed light fixtures in the attic. I'd like to cover the cans with air tight, fire rated boxes. The…

Started by Bachi Brunato in Best Practices

9 May 31, 2013
Reply by peter chang

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