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BPI's Home Energy Auditing Standard Published as ANSI Standard

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is proud to announce that BPI-1100-T-2014: Home Energy Auditing Standard has been published…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Dec 22, 2014

"The Dangers of Using Spray Foam Insulation"

This post is an informational post to help advise you and your workers from falling victim to the misleading beliefs of so many in the cons…

Started by Richard Beyer in General Forum

12 Dec 18, 2014
Reply by Chris Leach

Blower Door Question

We are having a friendly (so far) discussion here on the following. When you initially run your blower door to -50pa all the holes, cracks,…

Started by billy g pinnick jr in General Forum

15 Dec 18, 2014
Reply by j. west

BPI QCI Cert.

Does anyone on here have the new QCI Cert.   I have my written and field test then 2nd week of Dec.  I know a lot of people here in Maine h…

Started by Chad Mcaulife in General Forum

17 Dec 16, 2014
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LED use in the summer

As  the use of LED lighting becomes typical or commonplace there are a few benefits that apply to their use during the hot summer months; B…

Started by Dennis McCarthy in General Forum

4 Dec 8, 2014
Reply by reflintorm

Windows and Home Performance

The Milwaukee Energy Efficiency program (Me2) helps homeowners finance energy efficiency improvements, primarily insulation and air sealing…

Started by Erick Shambarger in Weatherization

1 Dec 8, 2014
Reply by Tom White

Cellulose As An Air Seal

I often hear people proclaim that a thick layer of cellulose will seal all of those air leaks below, thus eliminating the need to dig throu…

Started by Bud Poll in General Forum

14 Dec 7, 2014
Reply by Bpb Farmer

Dual Fuel Systems, at what point do they make sense?

Heat Pump with furnace backup. These make no sense in our area with local NG rates, but they do make sense for LP. Our NG is cheap, but the…

Started by Bob Blanchette in General Forum

2 Dec 4, 2014
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Underperforming? Energy Efficiency of HVAC Equipment Suffers Due to Poor Installation

Hello all, A search of the site seems to indicate this recently published study from NIST has not made an appearance, so here's a link to…

Started by Steve Waclo in HVAC

4 Dec 4, 2014
Reply by Robert Zockoff

Workflow processes

Wondering if you have any experience with workflow programs?  Good ones, bad ones, industry specific?  Pros and cons? Thanks!

Started by Kent Mitchell in General Forum

1 Dec 4, 2014
Reply by Dmitri A Martin

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