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Has anyone run into Dacotherm Attic Insulation?

I recently did work on a house that had this whitish foamy pebble like stuff for insulation in the attic. The house was balloon framed so i…

Started by Phil Hanneman in General Forum

2 Sep 2, 2011
Reply by Nick Semon

Is Home Star back?

BPI let us proctors know, on a conference call yesterday, that Home Star (Gold version) will soon be reintroduced in Congress. Does anyone…

Started by Rob Novak in BPI

5 Sep 1, 2011
Reply by Joseph Lamy

Savings for Conditioned Crawlspaces

 I'm just getting started with this forum and figuring out where to post these things.   I just posted this question as a blog, but perhaps…

Started by Bachi Brunato in General Forum

19 Aug 30, 2011
Reply by Ed Minch

Green Project Verifiers

The City of Dallas is going to implement a program where Certified Verifiers (BPI & HERS) will be allowed to do plan reviews on green p…

Started by Armando Cobo in General Forum

10 Aug 25, 2011
Reply by Armando Cobo

Louisiana - What type of workshop would you like to see?

Hello again,   Retrotec is planning on hosting a workshop during the month December somewhere in Louisiana.  I'd love to hear what folks fr…

Started by Silvie Votrubova in General Forum

0 Aug 25, 2011

Anyone working with Panasonic's Whisper Green fans?

I have a Sips house in rough and I am using two Panasonic Whisper Green fans, one to ventilate the home and the other to circulate the cond…

Started by Tyson Pischel in General Forum

12 Aug 25, 2011
Reply by Jennifer Luitwieler

Real Stories from People Like You

Home Energy Magazine is working on a radical revision of our book, No Regrets Remodeling that will include brief "mini-case studies" from…

Started by Macie Melendez in General Forum

0 Aug 24, 2011

Carbon Calculator Question

Home Energy magazine would like to include a list of great carbon calculators in an article we are working on. Does anyone know of a good c…

Started by Macie Melendez in General Forum

5 Aug 18, 2011
Reply by Macie Melendez

Price of CFLs going up!

I'm sure many of you are already aware of the looming price spikes for CFLs, but I'm curious.... what are your thoughts on how long this wi…

Started by Ti Mougne in General Forum

3 Aug 18, 2011
Reply by Ti Mougne

What do energy auditors want to learn about air leakage?

  Retrotec is getting ready to host more information packed webinars over the next few months and I'd love to know what energy auditors wan…

Started by Silvie Votrubova in General Forum

7 Aug 18, 2011
Reply by Don Hynek

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