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Beyond ENERGY STAR?

We are working with Builders who are embracing ENERGY STAR and would like to exceed it.  In SW Washington we have about 40% of the new home…

Started by Kent Mitchell

8 Oct 7, 2011
Reply by Elizabeth Stuart

Sexy Slab Edge Insulation

I'd like to know what folks are seeing in the field, with respect to the protection and aesthetics of slab edge insulation. What material i…

Started by Isaac Savage

4 Sep 16, 2011
Reply by Armando Cobo

Beyond code wall system?

Several builders in our area are looking for an inexpensive - effective way to improve the R-value for an exterior wall. Advanced framing o…

Started by Kent Mitchell

8 Sep 8, 2011
Reply by Jeff Jenkins

Foamed Roof Deck

I saw a house yesterday with a foamed roof deck.  While talking to the HO and his wife, she got the invoice and the recommendation out.  It…

Started by John Nicholas

36 Aug 4, 2011
Reply by John Nicholas

Air Sealing Mobile Homes

We have been duct sealing manufactured/mobile homes for years and have had great success.  We are getting more and more requests to perform…

Started by Zach Erdmann

2 Jun 30, 2011
Reply by tedkidd

Crawlspaces and IRC 408.3

Do the following situations and solutions fall in line with what you are doing to comply with IRC 408.3? There seems to be discrepancies be…

Started by Energy Efficiency Eric

4 Jun 12, 2011
Reply by Energy Efficiency Eric

before infrared cameras ????

Before we had our high tech tools, how did we know if there was insulation in the walls? What were the methods? How funny that I can use a…

Started by Judi Lyall

4 Jun 7, 2011
Reply by Ed Ballard

Attics: Cellulose over Fiberglass

"Oh we have done it that way for years", "I'm a yankee at heart", "waste not, want not", "you're wrong, by compressing it you are increasin…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

9 Apr 27, 2011
Reply by Robert H

how can this house not be leaky

Hi folks,   Can you please answer this: I audited a home built in 1925, no insulation in walls or attic, 1 story, 1298 sq ft,  on raised fo…

Started by Judi Lyall

3 Feb 1, 2011
Reply by Graeme Nix

Closed Cell foam making floors cup?

Question for this board. Although it is not best practices, it is related to retrofits? I walked into the house today and the entire ~1300+…

Started by Jamie Kaye

4 Dec 14, 2010
Reply by Ron Jones

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