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Facts about can lighting energy consumption

I've been searching the web, including sites dedicated to energy efficiency in residential building, and I cannot find substantiated facts…

Started by William E. Beaver in General Forum

3 Mar 17, 2011
Reply by William E. Beaver

Drilling through a flue pipe of a power-vented combustion appliance

Here is a dilemma for a BPI-certified building auditor - should I or shouldn't I drill through a flue pipe of a power-vented combustion app…

Started by Jack Baikoff in General Forum

17 Mar 14, 2011
Reply by David Meiland

Send Your Blower Door Data

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is continuing our effort to collect blower door data for the Residential Diagnostic Database. Since o…

Started by Wanyu Rengie Chan in General Forum

0 Mar 4, 2011

Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?

While fully wanting to have the most thermal barrier I can have, should I believe Rem/Rate when it tells me that R-value does so little? By…

Started by Jamie Kaye in General Forum

25 Mar 2, 2011
Reply by Bryce Cramer

Radiant Barrier in the North?

I've lived in both North Carolina and Minnesota. I installed a radiant barrier in North Carolina and was very impressed by the results. Now…

Started by Ross Jackson in General Forum

16 Mar 1, 2011
Reply by Tom Mallard

Nailbase insulation vs. 2 layers of tuff-r with staggered seams

We are going to be rehabbing a home in CT in which the third floor is part of the living space. We want to get the insulation level up by…

Started by Stephen Pelton in General Forum

2 Mar 1, 2011
Reply by Robert H

Duct Sealing Spray From the Inside

I had a call from a customer asking me if we sealed ducts.  He was watching This Old House on TV and the contractors were using equipment t…

Started by Jon LaMonte in HVAC

11 Feb 28, 2011
Reply by Evan Mills

Water Filtration System Saving You 20+% On Your Energy Costs?

Does anyone out there in the building performance community have any input on the energy savings that are gained by pure filtered water bei…

Started by Jamie Kaye in General Forum

2 Feb 24, 2011
Reply by Glen Gallo

Is Home Star back?

Vt. lawmaker hails energy item in Obama budget

Started by Rob Novak in General Forum

1 Feb 22, 2011
Reply by Rob Novak

Let's talk about multifamily buildings

Welcome to all HEP members that are working on or are interested in the energy efficiency issues in multifamily residential.  We've created…

Started by Norm Bourassa in General Forum

7 Feb 22, 2011
Reply by Evan Mills

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