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Interior rigid insulation retrofit

On this retrofit project, the home has vaulted ceilings, so plenty of room to add insulation at the interior ceiling and re-finish.  There'…

Started by Sloan Ritchie in General Forum

6 Jan 5, 2011
Reply by Bradford E. White

Selecting The Most Efficient Nat Gas HWH

This project involves abandoning a chimney and replacing a Natural Gas HWH. They were going to go solar (with condensing direct vent back u…

Started by robert post in General Forum

4 Jan 5, 2011
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EPAct builder tax credit extension

Folks, I have gotten an email from RESNET stating that this has been extended and made retroactive to Jan. 1, 2010.   Has anyone gotten mor…

Started by John Shillito in General Forum

11 Jan 4, 2011
Reply by Lorna G. Fear

Got Data? How much leaking electricity is there in HVAC systems?

I poked around when shopping for fuel-firedboilers and couldn't find anything official.  Ran across estimates ranging from a few watts to 3…

Started by Evan Mills in HVAC

11 Jan 2, 2011
Reply by Bradford E. White

link to "Most Buildings Don’t Work Properly, Who Cares?"

An excellent article:  http://tinyurl.com/37apwnb  

Started by Ed Voytovich in General Forum

2 Jan 2, 2011
Reply by Glen Gallo

Cape Attic Insulation & Roofing Project

On a 1950's cape in Oreland Pa (zone 4 but near 5)we are retrofitting attic insulation and doing a new roof. Generally, the proposed roof…

Started by robert post in General Forum

0 Dec 30, 2010

New Zealand home peformance rating scheme

The New Zealand government today launched a home performance rating scheme where the home owner can rate their house based on certain crite…

Started by CK Ang in General Forum

12 Dec 28, 2010
Reply by CK Ang

Does peer pressure help motivate people to save energy?

According to the Wall Street Journal, it's one of the best ways."It isn't financial incentives. It isn't more information. It's guilt....St…

Started by Stephanie Inglis in General Forum

15 Dec 28, 2010
Reply by Joel Greenberg

LEDs over Macy's jewelry counter

On Christmas eve I made it to Macy's to buy a present for my lovely wife. I looked up to see the sparkly halogens and was surprised to see…

Started by George M. Matthews in General Forum

1 Dec 27, 2010
Reply by Dennis McCarthy

CAZ solutions

CAZ pressure too low On an energy retrofit project during the test out I learned that under worst case conditions, without the air handler…

Started by robert post in General Forum

4 Dec 23, 2010
Reply by Dale Sherman

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