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What were R-value requirements of various code versions?

I'm trying to figure out what level of attic, wall, basement wall insulation levels were required by the different code versions over the y…

Started by Martin Newmark in General Forum

8 Jan 5
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Want your company featured on BPI's future new professionals site? It's great, free marketing for you and your company! Comment your images…

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0 Jan 5

Fireplace drafts

     The weather is getting cold and a lot of people do not understand the way a fireplace is designed.  In order to allow the smoke to dra…

Started by Beverly Lerch in Weatherization

17 Jan 2
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Blower Door Testing With James Brown...

had to laugh when I saw this on YouTube...

Started by Rob Madden in General Forum

0 Dec 13, 2016

Eliminating Standing Pilot Light Furnaces

If one had a large-scale home retrofit program with the goal of saving energy, what would be the pros and cons of a policy to replace all s…

Started by Barbara Smith in General Forum

18 Dec 12, 2016
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What is the value of using a pressure pan to test outlets?

I had this question recently and my response was: If the blower door takes the home up to 50 Pa, and the pressure pan reading across the ou…

Started by Colin Genge in General Forum

19 Dec 8, 2016
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A Growing American Problem In Search Of Valid Answers

Lack of "affordable" housing seems to be in all the media right now. What that means in specific locations is different, but in this episod…

Started by David Eakin in General Forum

9 Dec 8, 2016
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Im looking for a blower door / duct blaster / manometer rental in So Cal

Started by Dean Kirkland in General Forum

1 Dec 3, 2016
Reply by Judy Rachel

How effective are whole house air cleaners?

A local home performance contractor recommended a whole house air cleaner as part of a major proposed home performance upgrade for a friend…

Started by Bruce Ceniceros in General Forum

5 Dec 1, 2016
Reply by Tom Phillips

Energy Auditing Software

Two quick questions regarding REM/Rate software...I have recently downloaded and find it very easy to use for energy auditing.  However: 1…

Started by Rob Madden in General Forum

3 Dec 1, 2016
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