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Utility death spiral = higher taxes? Perhaps...

If you are in the energy industry and not familiar with the utility death spiral, you should be. It's real, it's big and it's gaining speed…

Started by George Kopf in General Forum

9 Jan 19
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Solar objection and response sharing

For all those in the solar industry, we hear many objections from customer. Most of them are misconceptions, but I find that almost can be…

Started by Elvin Frost in General Forum

17 Jan 19
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Have you heard!? BPI's Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge exam and Reference Guide are now available in Spanish!

"BPI recognizes that there are many Spanish speaking professionals in the home performance industry, or looking to develop their careers he…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Jan 19

Green feature values in Real Estate

Does anyone know of a resource which gives a simple estimated dollar value for green home features? For example, a solar hot water heater a…

Started by George Kopf in General Forum

16 Jan 16
Reply by Jeffrey Gephart

BPI Energy Auditors Carry the Banner for Dominion East Ohio's Highly Successful Energy Efficiency Program

GoodCents energy auditors, certified by the Building Performance Institute, are the gatekeepers to an incredibly successful Home Performanc…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

8 Jan 15
Reply by Nate Adams

Long term average

When doing a blower door test, do you ever use long term average? Why or why not? Digital pressure and flow gauges have an option for time…

Started by Kim Tanner in General Forum

4 Jan 15
Reply by Tom Nicholson

RESNET CAZ Training

Not BPI Certified & looking for a RESNET CAZ training in the Pacific NW?  I've only found 1 and it's full.  Anybody know of any in Wash…

Started by Kent Mitchell in General Forum

2 Jan 14
Reply by Everblue Training

The growing need for lighting auditors

 AS many of you know the acceptance of solid state lighting is on the rise. Across the nation(s) the lighting retrofit market is growing by…

Started by Dennis McCarthy in General Forum

15 Jan 10
Reply by Don Fitchett

Take the truckload of chocolate away from the 5 year olds.

Does anyone else feel the present precipitous drop in energy costs in these United States is a catastrophe?  Does anyone else feel the US G…

Started by Pat Dundon in General Forum

7 Jan 10
Reply by Pat Dundon

Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?

I would like to know if you have experienced cost saving by switching to tankless? If you have a whole house or just one faucet? What brand…

Started by Damien Greenfield in General Forum

73 Jan 8
Reply by Dennis Heidner

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