Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?
Latest Activity: Feb 16
I'm looking for suggestions about how to upgrade a vented cathedral ceiling covered with very nicely finished (albeit leaky) tongue and groove pine. Some specifics: About 1/2 the assembly is vented…Continue
Started by Matthew Damon. Last reply by Bryan Pringle Feb 16.
I have been going with a relatively unique (and time-consuming) approach to address two similar situations: vented cathedral ceilings and semi-conditioned attics with HVAC equipment.I have been…Continue
Started by Patrick Michaelyan. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Feb 14.
A read-through of the revisions proposed for ENERGY STAR refrigerators (expected to take effect in March 2014) indicate that "connectivity" capability is included in the guideline. …Continue
Started by Barbara Smith. Last reply by Curt Kinder Jul 30, 2013.
I have questions about roof cavity insulation, have input from local experts, though welcome hearing from those who are practicing in cold climate and hopefully near/at the cutting edge of Wx…Continue
Started by John Porterfield. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Jun 15, 2013.
Passive venting solution needed.How do you manage the air flow to properly ventilate an attic when one soffit is low and the other somewhere in between low and high? I have a cape with an almost…Continue
Started by Bud Poll. Last reply by Bud Poll Apr 17, 2013.
We know that air from attached garages moves into houses, and we have some data on the size of the leakage area from the garage to the house, based upon field research. However, we are now working on…Continue
Started by Don Fugler. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Apr 4, 2013.
Would anyone out there happen to have experience with a retro-fit VFD controller for a pool pump system? I'm interested in the complexity of the the retro-fit as well as the measured savings.Continue
Started by Eric Sperline. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Mar 30, 2013.
Who says they don't listen or they deny almost every response? I just got the email last night that...Accepted. BSR/RESNET Standard 301-201X will be modified to require testing of envelope leakage…Continue
Started by Sean Lintow Sr. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Mar 2, 2013.
Lately I have been seeing & getting numerous questions on the use of WRB’s or Weather Resistive Barriers. For example; do I need it if I am using foam? If I am installing foam, should it be…Continue
Started by Sean Lintow Sr. Last reply by Bud Poll Jan 22, 2013.