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Calculating them; visualizing them; explaining them; selling them .... there is a lot to discuss and debate here

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How To Deal With Sprinkler Piping Installation 7 Replies

I have my first Energy Star home that has sprinkler piping installed in the attic.  The pipes run about 6 inches above the drywall.  The sprinkler company says there must be an insulation void…Continue

Started by Stan Kuhn. Last reply by Stan Kuhn Jun 17.

HERS rating & heat losing features 2 Replies

Some of the luxury  homes I am rating have features that can use additional energy, but may or may not be outside of the thermal envelope.I would like to have a document to give the designer that…Continue

Started by John Kuiper. Last reply by Stan Kuhn Sep 14, 2013.

Room was "energized" at NEEP buildings rating workshop

Though it pertains more to the commercial than residential sector, I thought some folks might be interested in reading this item on the recent Building Energy Rating Summit convened by the Northeast…Continue

Started by Elizabeth Stuart Jul 2, 2012.

Are Home Energy Ratings Scalable and Marketable? 19 Replies

When there are hundreds of data points collected for each home and infinite variations of home energy components (and behavioral factors), can we realistically expect the data collection and energy…Continue

Started by Energy Efficiency Eric. Last reply by Tom Maides Aug 30, 2011.

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Comment by Bruce A. Bailey on September 26, 2013 at 2:27pm

I want to test static pressure for Energy Star version 3 in a split heat pump with the air handler in an interior closet so it does not have any return air duct the filter is in the slot at the bottom of the air handler. The inspection form requires 2 inputs a supply side static pressure (I took it in the riser plenum attached to the Air handler.) and a return side static pressure that is supposed to be between the filter (slid in the bottom of the Air handler) and the blower fan. The contractor says he doesn't think he needs to take the return side static pressure because there are not any return air ducts but he will not allow me to drill a hole in the cabinet between the filter slot and the blower. What do you suggest I do to get an accurate number?

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

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Comment by Judi Lyall on May 30, 2013 at 5:33pm

Hi Folks,

   I have decided to retire and hopefully some lucky person will be able to take advantage of the tools I have. I bought these tools 2 years ago brand new.

1. ENERGY CONSERVATORY BLOWER DOOR W/ DG700 W/ USB PORT AND XTRA HOSE KIT, PADDED CASE                                                                                         2400.00

2. ENERGY CONSERVATORY DUCT BLASTER W/ DG700 W/ USB PORT                                                                                                         1500.00


4. FLUKE TiR INFARED CAMERA EXTRAS INCLUDE CAR CHARGER AND SUNSHEILD                                                                                              3600.00

5. TSI ACCU BALANCE MODEL 8371                                                      2700.00

6. 20 PC ZIP POLES AND DUC BLOCS                                                   1500.00


8. BACHARACH INFORMANT 2 LEAK DETECTOR W/ RUBBER CASING AND FLASHLIGHT HOLDER                                                                              300.00

9. INSULATION GRABBER                                                                           45.00

10. 2 3/8" TELESCOPING LED LIGHT, INSPECTION MIRROR                  10.00




Comment by randy tolowski on September 15, 2011 at 12:05pm
Is it just me or was the webinar on Home energy Score a waste of time? They answered nothing. I'm baffled
Comment by Evan Mills on December 16, 2010 at 11:39pm

Allen - you can get a bit of a sense from our on-line surveys, but only a few Home Energy Pros have answered so far, so keep an eye on this as the numbers increase.

Comment by allen p tanner on December 12, 2010 at 10:35am

How many auditors/raters are utilizing IR imagers and at what trainniing level?



Comment by Evan Mills on November 11, 2010 at 6:00pm
A new experiment relevant to this group is the Home Energy Score Pilot tests for home energy ratings using a new low-cost protocol. They have 10 sites across the country. Join the HEP Group dedicated to these pilots to follow what's happening.
Comment by Tom White on November 11, 2010 at 12:29pm
We've just posted a great article about RESNET's program program to recruit raters to help rebuild New Orleans, "Raters at the Roundtable", from our Nov/Dec issue. It's a freebie, on me!
Comment by Evan Mills on November 9, 2010 at 5:09pm
Check out the new Home Energy Scoring Tool and let us know what you think.

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