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HERS rating & heat losing features

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.…

Started by John KuiperLatest Reply

How To Deal With Sprinkler Piping Installation

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 sp…

Started by Stan KuhnLatest Reply

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How To Deal With Sprinkler Piping Installation

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 sp…

Started by Stan Kuhn

7 Jun 17
Reply by Stan Kuhn

HERS rating & heat losing features

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.…

Started by John Kuiper

2 Sep 14, 2013
Reply by Stan Kuhn

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 rec…

Started by Elizabeth Stuart

0 Jul 2, 2012

Are Home Energy Ratings Scalable and Marketable?

When there are hundreds of data points collected for each home and infinite variations of home energy components (and behavioral factors),…

Started by Energy Efficiency Eric

19 Aug 30, 2011
Reply by Tom Maides

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