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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
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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

RESNET and Home Depot - Anyone worried about that alliance?

RESNET announced an alliance with Home Depot this week, and I've heard from a couple of our raters already. They're concerned that this wil…

Started by Allison A. Bailes III in RESNET Modeling & Rating

21 Dec 22, 2010
Reply by dale conner

Lead-safe retrofits

G.H. Runevitch, a master trainer associated with the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD), recently contributed an article,…

Started by Tom White in General Forum

1 Dec 22, 2010
Reply by Ed Mahoney

Proper Sizing of a two Stage Geothermal System

Question from energy homeowner:   Contractor has recommended installing a two stage Water Furnace Envision w/desup NDV049A system into a 27…

Started by Scott Barhight in General Forum

2 Dec 20, 2010
Reply by dale conner

Books on boilers, burners, furnaces, water heaters, and central air.

One can learn the basics of heat transfer, R values, U values, and all that stuff reasonably quickly and the physics and and fundamentals a…

Started by Paul Raymer in General Forum

0 Dec 19, 2010

Lead Base Paint

  Comment by Ed Mahoney 5 hours ago Delete Comment   Does anyone know what EPA means by "Demolition".....  I am having a hard time with. If…

Started by Ed Mahoney in General Forum

2 Dec 18, 2010
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Storage of Solar Hot Air

Is there a simple, effective way to store heat from a hot air collector for 12-36 hours? I live in Montana in a 30-year-old, passive/active…

Started by George Mattson in General Forum

0 Dec 17, 2010

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