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How About an Energy Efficient Garage?

Greetings to my fellow home energy professionals...   I have been thinking about ways to work on one's garage to make it energy efficient a…

Started by Meni in General Forum

14 Oct 2, 2011
Reply by Brian Knight

Folk Labeling of energy controls - request for photos

 Hi Everybody,   I would like to ask your help in finding examples of folk labels on energy controls.   Some interfaces are so opaque that…

Started by Alan Meier in General Forum

6 Sep 29, 2011
Reply by Tom

NEASI

Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about NEASI, the National Energy and Sustainability Institute in Colorado Springs?  They are c…

Started by Paul Raymer in General Forum

4 Sep 28, 2011
Reply by David Eggleton

Solar Decathlon 2011

Is anyone else visiting the Solar Decathlon this year?  I am in town until Wednesday.  There are some really fantastic houses down in West…

Started by Emily Kemper in General Forum

1 Sep 26, 2011
Reply by Diane Chojnowski

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

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