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Energy Myths- Fact or Fiction?

MYTH: Closing off vents and registers will reduce your heating bill.False. If you have a modern forced air heating system, the pressure loa…

Started by Tom DelConte in General Forum

8 Apr 15, 2013
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Backup Power for Pump on Radiant Heat System

A friend of mine in Traverse City asked about options for powering a pump on his home's radiant heat system. During an extended power outag…

Started by Nick Helmholdt in General Forum

6 Apr 11, 2013
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Enforcement_Policy_Furnace

http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2013/04/f0/Enforcement_Policy_Furnace_Stds_04052013.pdf 80% will still be illegible in north 30 states b…

Started by Eric Kjelshus in General Forum

4 Apr 11, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Basements and BAS

I frequently find that if I include basement area and volume in a BPI calculation for Building Airflow Standard then relatively high flow r…

Started by Pat Dundon in General Forum

16 Apr 11, 2013
Reply by Pat Dundon

Blower Door Testing

I've been asked to perform blower door testing on a house that is to be built.The architects builders estimate specifications state " Perfo…

Started by Thomas Varney in General Forum

5 Apr 11, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

Cost of training and certification

I'm curious about why training and certification in our industry is so expensive. If everyone was getting grants, I could see how $1600 for…

Started by Andrew Aliferis in General Forum

11 Apr 10, 2013
Reply by Andrew Aliferis

deep energy modeling article

http://blog.rmi.org/blog_2013_03_27_Show_me_the_money

Started by William H Nickerson in General Forum

2 Apr 4, 2013
Reply by tedkidd

Adding Value for Energy Efficient Features During the Appraisal Process

Recently, I was asked to manage another realtors' listings and buyer clients while she went on vacation out of the country.  One of her lis…

Started by Jan Green in General Forum

4 Mar 29, 2013
Reply by Jan Green

Affordable, effective and easy to install HRV?

Hi everyone, I'm looking for a whole house ventilation solution that I can recommend to clients. I have no experience installing these, so…

Started by Andrew Aliferis in General Forum

7 Mar 28, 2013
Reply by John Nicholas

NC Attempting 2012 IECC Rollback

NC is trying to roll back the 2012 IECC to 2006 IECC. That will effectively put NC at the back of the pack and we won't get another update…

Started by Michael Matthews in General Forum

0 Mar 28, 2013

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