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How do we pay for the grid?

Ok, so some electric utilities are charging some form of up front and/or monthly added charge for those home owners who elect to install so…

Started by Bud Poll in General Forum

6 Oct 24, 2015
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Google Sunroof Project- Where Are They Going with Solar?

Google has just announced the Sunroof Project- A complete analysis tool for determining the feasibility of PV solar for your roof. Using Go…

Started by Jose Macho in General Forum

2 Oct 24, 2015
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Eliminating Standing Pilot Light Furnaces

If one had a large-scale home retrofit program with the goal of saving energy, what would be the pros and cons of a policy to replace all s…

Started by Barbara Smith in General Forum

17 Oct 23, 2015
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Airsealing an old basement ceiling

Greetings everyone,     I have a weird question... On a non conditioned basement, many times I find tongue in groove pine strips on ceilin…

Started by Luis Hernandez in General Forum

2 Oct 23, 2015
Reply by David Eakin

Grace and Corbett 2016 Home Performance Tour - Proof is Possible!

Read more: http://bit.ly/1NUjeSM.  Grace and Corbett Lunsford have a unique and great idea – to create a 16-city Proof is Possible U.S. tou…

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki in General Forum

1 Oct 22, 2015
Reply by Stephanie Perry

Energy Auditors in Connecticut

The Non-Profit Energy Foundation seeks commercial-grade energy auditors in Connecticut. We have an immediate need for identifying and devel…

Started by Gene Guilford in General Forum

0 Oct 22, 2015

Cellulose insulation is not all the same

I have been a big fan of National Fiber's Cel-pak cellulose since about 2008. Located in Belchertown, Massachusetts, National Fiber made on…

Started by Brad Cook in General Forum

0 Oct 19, 2015

I am searching for study material

Greetings everyone,     I will be taking the AC /heat pump BPI class in November and I am in search for study material to prepared me for…

Started by Luis Hernandez in General Forum

11 Oct 19, 2015
Reply by Luis Hernandez

Home Performance Diagnostics Roadshow: the Proof Is Possible Tour!

Fellow building performance professionals: We're tired of waiting for the energy programs, codes, governments, utilities, and big corpora…

Started by Corbett Lunsford in General Forum

0 Oct 19, 2015

Solar Decathlon 2015

Are you following the Solar Decathlon competition this week? The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to…

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum

3 Oct 19, 2015
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