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Should NEAT Weatherization Assistant Be Open Sourced?

If you're involved with a Weatherization Assistance Program administered by the state, then you've used the National Energy Audit Tool (NEA…

Started by Joel Greenberg

1 Jan 26, 2011
Reply by David Fay

A tool that does everything!

Just for fun go and look at this tool - and make sure you read the reviews below: http://www.amazon.com/Wenger-16999-Giant-Swiss-Knife/dp/B

Started by Amanda Evans

0 Jan 13, 2011

Blower Door

Blower Door Tests The tool for inducing pressures and measuring air leakage in buildings. Shows the sources of the leaks with the help of…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

1 Jan 13, 2011
Reply by Paul Morin

Zonal Pressure Testing

I got into a discussion with a college the other day about testing the attic connection to the house. When the house is depressurized to -5…

Started by Zach Erdmann

2 Jan 13, 2011
Reply by Paul Morin

Tools of the Business Trade

Practical business issues can be some of the greatest challenges for contractors who are moving into the home performance business. All too…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 31, 2010

CO Testing for the Real World

By now most field technicians have used meters to measure CO emissions for furnaces, water heaters, and other combustion appliances. When m…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 31, 2010

The Inconvenient Truth: Human Behavior

Creating a cutting edge home is exciting, and so is getting a chance to demonstrate to other builders, Realtors, and community residents th…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 31, 2010

Hand-Held Energy Audits

Today, not only are hand-held devices much smaller and easier to use, but they can be extended very easily with a wide variety of both soft…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 31, 2010

The DeltaQ Test: An Easier Way to Measure Duct Leaks

Iain Walker and Max Sherman developed the DeltaQ test in 2002 to provide a more accurate measurement of duct leakage. The test is relativel…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 31, 2010

How To Measure Leakage in Multi-Family Buildings

Anyone who has ever lived in an apartment building knows the unpleasantness of involuntarily smelling what the neighbor two floors below is…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 31, 2010

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Old ductwork efficiency file

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