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A Boost for Energy Auditing from Consumer Reports

In the Oct 2011 issue, in an article titled "Energy savings (for real)":   What works: A home energy audit can identify low-tech, high-yiel…

Started by Karin Haerter in General Forum

1 Sep 22, 2011
Reply by Walter Stachowicz

Securing soffit baffles in existing homes

I'd  like input from installers out there on the best way you have found for securing foam baffle extensions to the underside of the roof d…

Started by Ed Ballard in General Forum

8 Sep 22, 2011
Reply by Jonathan Beers

Net Zero Families

Interesting.8 identical homes. Same area.Energy use varied from 3000 kWh/year less than the PV system produced to about 5000 kWh more....  …

Started by Evan Mills in General Forum

1 Sep 22, 2011
Reply by David Eggleton

PACE Legislation

http://pacenow.org/blog/   So I attended a session today in Las Vegas entitled "Transforming Existing Buildings Through New Media: An Idea…

Started by Stephen Quirk in General Forum

12 Sep 16, 2011
Reply by Glen Gallo

Groupon for Energy Audits?

In the discussion "Transforming Existing Buildings Through New Media: An Idea Exchange." the question of using Groupon or other couponing s…

Started by Stephen Quirk in General Forum

14 Sep 16, 2011
Reply by Theresa Foster

Any suggestions on best way to sell a like new Fluke TiR1 and Retrotec Q46?

Info on camera can be found at http://www.fluke.com/fluke/usen/thermal-imaging/fluke-tir1.htm?PID=56192   Info on blower door can be found…

Started by Sean White in General Forum

2 Sep 13, 2011
Reply by Sean White

Attend the Home Energy Score Webinar on 9/15/11

The Home Energy Score program will do a live webinar to answer submitted questions on Home Energy Score from 1:30-2:30PM Eastern Time on Th…

Started by Cierra Mooney in General Forum

0 Sep 13, 2011

Power Factor Correction Devices

So let me throw this out - I had a customer today ask me about Power Factor Correction Devices. The context that lead up to our discussion…

Started by Adam Flowers in General Forum

2 Sep 8, 2011
Reply by Anthony Hyde

Slow cure foam injected behind fiberglass in walls?

Has anyone heard of injecting slow rise closed-cell polyurethane foam (such as Foamo's HandiFLOW) into wall cavities behind existing fiberg…

Started by Brad Cook in General Forum

23 Sep 2, 2011
Reply by Bob Sullivan

Blown insulation help

  I did an audit last week of a home built in 1992.  The attic insulation looks like a coarse, dark, insulation cellulose.  I haven't run a…

Started by Rob Wright in General Forum

7 Sep 2, 2011
Reply by Pat Dundon

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Kaushal Bharath Raju replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
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David Eakin replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"More food for thought on this subject - read this (fairly) recent blog by one of the most respected…"
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Curt Kinder commented on Christopher Morin's blog post 5 Things New Energy Efficiency HVAC Contractors Need to Know
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Kaushal Bharath Raju replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
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