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Local Utility Offering $50 Audits, Worth It?

Our local utility is offering a $350 energy audit' for $50. I've done some reading on here and already have fixed some issues with my 1600…

Started by Bob Blanchette in General Forum

26 Mar 16, 2012
Reply by Dan Buell

What is the state of California's plan to have houses at ZNE by 2020?

Could someone in the know please clarify the State's (law or regs) position on a requirement for houses to be Zero Net Energy by 2020? I se…

Started by George M. Matthews in General Forum

2 Mar 15, 2012
Reply by Hal Skinner

"Better is Better"

There goes E-Star moving any farther into the mainstream. Where's Don Draper when you need him. Not willing to take on the ARRA mumbojumbo?

Started by Michael Matthews in Marketing

0 Mar 15, 2012

BPI Introduces Four New Home Energy Professional Certifications!

Registration Now Open for Pilot Exams to be Offered in June 2012 In June BPI will introduce four new certifications to the nation's weathe…

Started by Cierra Mooney in General Forum

0 Mar 13, 2012

New prerequisites for BPI certification

 I just received an email

Started by randy tolowski in BPI

0 Mar 12, 2012

BPI Announces Home Energy Upgrade Professional Certifications for Veterans

GI Bill Reimbursement Available for BPI Certification Testing  The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is pleased to introduce pr…

Started by Cierra Mooney in BPI

1 Mar 9, 2012
Reply by Rick Wertheim

Empirical evidence that missing refrigerant suction line insulation decreases efficiency therefore increasing energy costs.

  Does anyone have any access to actual dollar figures for the cost of missing/ torn/ broken refrigerant suction line insulation?   For the…

Started by Michael Matthews in General Forum

4 Mar 9, 2012
Reply by Michael Matthews

Knob and Tube

TVA prepared a detailed retrofit manual in the 1970s for its residential retrofit program that led to 1.2 million homes being upgraded. The…

Started by Bob Sullivan in Best Practices

0 Mar 8, 2012

BPI Accepting Applications for Multifamily Standards Technical Committee

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) seeks applications from individuals interested in serving on the Multifamily Standards Techn…

Started by Cierra Mooney in BPI

0 Mar 6, 2012

Mechanical Ventilation per ASHRAE 62.2

Hello All, We are working on a project with Habitat and our trying to provide recommendations for ventilation. We would like to see them in…

Started by Stefan Peter-Contesse in Best Practices

5 Mar 6, 2012
Reply by George W. Reynolds


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