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Home Manager vs. Home Automation

HouseWide Utiliti designs professional "home manager systems" as opposed to consumer electronics "home automation". What's the difference?…

Started by Gary LaForge in General Forum

0 Feb 14, 2013

Hawaii's Solution to Faster Solar Deployment

One of the biggest obstacles to renewable energy deployment in the US is overcoming the utility and AHJ review process. Long processing tim…

Started by Mark Richardson in General Forum

0 Feb 12, 2013

BPI Tony Woods Award Call for Nominations

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is seeking nominations for the 2013 Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Pe…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Feb 11, 2013

New Insurance regulations on HPwES in CT

Any of the other HPwES contractors having an issue with the new insurance regulations for 2013?

Started by Gary Baggett in General Forum

0 Feb 8, 2013

Measuring fresh air intake ducted to a return and no way of measuring from outside.

I am sure this is a challenge that some of you have faced before: You have an air handling system with fresh air intake that is ducted into…

Started by Jack Baikoff in General Forum

22 Feb 7, 2013
Reply by Dale Sherman

Ahhh...home inspection! The things we find!

A colleague sent this along and I thought I would share.  Buckle up, folks.  This is what we're up against! http://blog.sfgate.com/onthebl

Started by George Kopf in General Forum

1 Feb 7, 2013
Reply by David Meiland

Rock Wool Old Dog New Tricks?

I've been reading a lot of info from Europe on rock wool. It is claimed to be close in R-value to foam and much greener with open vapor. I…

Started by Richard Scott Mills in General Forum

5 Feb 6, 2013
Reply by Jose Macho

What do dung beetles have that we don't?

I see over 14,000 news items -- including all the major media -- in the past two days. What do they have that we don't? We've all heard the…

Started by Evan Mills in General Forum

3 Feb 3, 2013
Reply by Evan Mills

Would you like a lighting audit with your energy audit ?

Do energy audits that neglect doing the "subset" of a lighting audit underserve the client ?    If your auto mechanic excluded evaluations…

Started by Dennis McCarthy in General Forum

8 Feb 2, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

Does Neatness Count?

This may seem trivial, but to me as a homeowner it isn't. When it comes to blown-in or spray foam insulation in unfinished attics, does nea…

Started by Jim Gunshinan in Best Practices

8 Jan 31, 2013
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