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The end of profits for Auditors/raters

90% of all my new energy audit customers now expect reduced or 'free' service. BPI has sites listing participating contractors who offer fr…

Started by allen p tanner in General Forum

100 Feb 5, 2012
Reply by Ed Minch

$ 250 for BPI exam, $ 500 for field exam !

BPI as of FEB 1st will raise their fees for exam and yearly renewals to $ 250.00, and field exams to  $ 500.00. A bit tooo much?  Any comme…

Started by Damien Herold in BPI

3 Feb 3, 2012
Reply by Bud Poll

Insulating a garage in hot dry climate?

I do not believe it makes sense to insulate a garage in a hot climate like the desert southwest. This assumes the homeowner does NOT plan t…

Started by Craig Bird in Weatherization

8 Feb 3, 2012
Reply by Alexander Bell

Help Me Program Open Source Energy Software

Austin, TX will be hosting a 48 hr "Code-a-thon"April 14-15, 2012.  The goal is to jumpstart development for non-profits.   I have started…

Started by Joel Greenberg in General Forum

1 Feb 2, 2012
Reply by Evan Mills

BPI is Accepting Applications for its Accreditation Management Board

The Building Performance Institute is seeking applications from individuals who are interested in serving on the Accreditation Management B…

Started by Cierra Mooney in BPI

0 Jan 31, 2012

Capping/air sealing, insulating dropped ceilings

Here in the desert southwest, most of our ducts are in attic spaces. A large majority of those are rigid in dropped ceilings that are open…

Started by Craig Bird in General Forum

4 Jan 31, 2012
Reply by Ed Minch

Duct Testing

When using the Duct Blaster I have found it necessary to seal the combustion air grilles on the furnace door and flue on an 80% afue gas fu…

Started by Damien Herold in General Forum

2 Jan 28, 2012
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Commercial Energy Auditing Software

I'm wondering if any of you Energy Pro's out there have experience with commercial energy auditing software that would include multi-family…

Started by Eric Sperline in General Forum

2 Jan 27, 2012
Reply by Barry Kroeker

Will it ever be against the law to install a window that reflects sunlight?

Woman Claims Neighbor’s Energy Efficient Windows Are Melting Her Toyota Prius http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/01/25/woman-claims-neigh

Started by Chris Heenan in General Forum

3 Jan 27, 2012
Reply by David Meiland

CAZ make-up air options

I've encountered an install of 6" duct directly connected to the outside through the rim joist and covered by a simple mess screen on the e…

Started by Jerry Huelsenbeck in General Forum

5 Jan 27, 2012
Reply by Bob Blanchette

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