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Backdrafting Fireplaces and Wood Stoves

  BPI does not consider fireplaces or wood stoves to be combustion appliances.  Yet they produce CO and can backdraft fumes into a house. …

Started by Adam Zielinski in General Forum

3 Dec 2, 2010
Reply by Adam Zielinski

Combustion Appliance Testing Can Be Easy if You Understand What and Why You Are Testing

Lots of energy auditors, inspectors, HVAC folks, and air sealers are confused about how, when, and why it is important to test combustion a…

Started by A. Tamasin Sterner in HVAC

10 Dec 2, 2010
Reply by Tim Phillips

DOE Webinars: Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades

Hello All:   Trust everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!   I promise this will be my last post of a DOE/EERE e-release, since I strongly s…

Started by Steve Waclo in General Forum

0 Dec 1, 2010

EcoSmart Fireplaces...are they really a smart choice?

What is your experience and/or thoughts on the EcoSmart fireboxes/fireplaces that are burning denatured ethanol? Are they any better or wor…

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens in General Forum

0 Nov 30, 2010

CAZ Depressurization limits for Oil Burners

Unless I have this wrong, the BPI CAZ depressurization limits and draft calculations are for gas boilers and furnaces.  Up here in New Engl…

Started by Paul Raymer in General Forum

2 Nov 29, 2010
Reply by Paul Raymer

Energy Loss analysis vs Energy auditing

The task make a home more energy efficient; You could do a comphrehensive test in, fix the problems / do test out with expected results par…

Started by Dennis McCarthy in General Forum

1 Nov 26, 2010
Reply by A. Tamasin Sterner

What is the R Value of a 2x6 dense packed cellulose wall?

I am reviewing the requirements of the new Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code that goes into effect 12/1/2010.  The required R value fo…

Started by Al Maloney in General Forum

2 Nov 26, 2010
Reply by Al Maloney

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades

This got buried in a Blog, and I've not quite figured out the difference, so here it is again:     Hello All: With so many HEP participants…

Started by Steve Waclo in General Forum

0 Nov 24, 2010

Windows: Different Summer and Winter U values?

Anyone ever hear of a window, or unit of insulated glass, as having different winter and summer U values?    This wasn't on an NFRC sticker…

Started by Adam Zielinski in General Forum

4 Nov 24, 2010
Reply by Adam Zielinski

RESNET/BPI IR Training

Does any one know if BPI is going to require any specific IR training or use? I understand that RESNET is working on their own Infrared qua…

Started by allen p tanner in BPI

7 Nov 21, 2010
Reply by Michael Stuart

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