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: Apr 22
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.
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.
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.
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 Barbara Smith Mar 22.
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.
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.
I'm confused. If a ridge vent is advertising 18 in² of Net Free Vent Area (NFA) per linear foot, yet is only 3/4" thick, what is the real NFA. 18 in² would be the exposed edge of the vent (9 in²…Continue
Started by Bud Poll. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Jan 5.
Wood burning fireplace on 13 year old home in Wisconsin. Exterior wall with cantilevered chase. During blower door test I found noticeable air leakage to the inside from above the metal firebox.…Continue
Started by John Shillito. Last reply by Ed Voytovich Dec 25, 2012.
Many of you may have heard Joe Lstiburek say"Build tight, ventilate right and don't eat your sweater.."or you may heave read where John Straube called walls without outside insulation "Turds"I would…Continue
Started by John Brooks. Last reply by tedkidd Oct 18, 2012.