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Correct way to install foil faced insulation blanket in attic

Hello everyone..... I was at a job this past week and was just curious what the insulation experts think of the installation job of this fo…

Started by Joshua Knittel

4 Sep 4, 2012
Reply by Robert Riversong

Designing for High Performance: Slab-On-Grade, Part I – Controlling Moisture Flow

We're just a few weeks away from a computer generated, self-guided interactive virtual tour of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, a design-bu…

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens

6 Aug 30, 2012
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Designing for High Performance: Slab-On-Grade, Part III – Controlling Air Flow

In an earlier post, I talked about 3 of the most important strategies for making a home energy efficient. They were; 1. Air sealing, 2. Air…

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens

4 Aug 30, 2012
Reply by David Williams

Part II: Designing for High Performance, Controlling Heat Flow in Slab-On-Grade

In Part I of this series on designing for high performance, we discussed the control of moisture flow at foundations. We showed you this de…

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens

3 Aug 23, 2012
Reply by Bud Poll

IAQ & Ventilating while doing retrofitting work

“Do it Right – Seal it Tight & Ventilate it Right” applies to more than just the end product, so with that in mind what tricks do you u…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

0 Jul 27, 2012

Crawlspace Vapor Barrier: Install Correction and Future Guidance

Hi There Folks, I came across this crawlspace vapor barrier installed by a BPI contractor.  Location:  Bay Area of California- near the oce…

Started by Jennifer Rupnow

13 May 17, 2012
Reply by John Nicholas

Drilling B-Vents

Leslie McDowell was nice enough to reply to one of my latest blog posts (Full Article - Partial Article & Reply here), in which she lin…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

10 Apr 12, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

What to do with a pocket door

 Good Morning    I wrote this in one of my groups and i didn't get a reply, maybe I didn't do it correctly. I recently did an audit on 2 ho…

Started by Judi Lyall

13 Mar 1, 2012
Reply by Joseph Lamy

One room's hot, one rooms cold. Where to investigate?

Hi,   I'm doing an audit on a client next week and I thought I'd ask this question to help me prep for it.  The customer is calling me in b…

Started by Joel Greenberg

5 Dec 22, 2011
Reply by Bob Mariani

Fixed Duct Leakage & now we have a dusty house?

Comment by Judi Lyall Good morning,    I have a client that complained that certain rooms were either cold or hot. She had 45% leakage. We…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

6 Dec 22, 2011
Reply by Joseph Miuccio

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