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Share your concerns and successes as a weatherization professional, or information for this community.

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Latest Activity: Jan 27

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BPI Training 3 Replies

Hey all, business is a little slow for me these days and I've been considering going through a BPI certification program. I'm in Washington state and have a small weatherization and residential…Continue

Started by Andrew Vidal. Last reply by Ed Minch Jul 6, 2013.

WAP In DC 3 Replies

I was fortunate and honored to particiapate in the recent Whie House event that was intended to be a platform for highlighting the benefits the Weatherization program brings to the entire…Continue

Started by Bret Monroe. Last reply by Pat Dundon Jul 5, 2013.

Blow machines 2 Replies

Does anyone have any input on what would be the best weatherization blow machine out there? I would like to have a machine that is primarily used for Retro fit walls and attic, but can also blow…Continue

Started by Jeff Stuart. Last reply by Robert D York Jr Feb 24, 2013.

The Truth About Windows? 19 Replies

I just had another window salesman knock on my door and tell me that switching out my windows can save me 40% to 50% on my energy bills. When I pressed him, he said that's for switching out metal…Continue

Started by Joel Greenberg. Last reply by Rob Orchard Dec 18, 2012.

What's Next for Weatherization: Community Energy Leadership 4 Replies

I just posted another blog entry about the NCAF Energy conference, What's Next for Weatherization--Pioneers in Community Energy…Continue

Tags: NCAF, low-income, weatherization

Started by Tom White. Last reply by Timothy DeLuca Oct 31, 2011.

What the heck is leveraging and why do we need it? 1 Reply

John Howat, with the National Consumer Law Center, spoke today at the…Continue

Tags: leveraging, low_income, weatherization

Started by Tom White. Last reply by Timothy DeLuca Oct 31, 2011.

You might be a energy auditor if:

You might be an energy auditor if...  - You use your blower door to dry out your house after it gets flooded.  - You perform a restaurant lighting audit while waiting to be served.  - You educate…Continue

Started by Matthew Redmond May 26, 2011.

Here's LBL Labs data on energy savings from Windows 4 Replies

LBL window savings dataSome of this data is geeky, but it does give some insight into expected perfromance of different window…Continue

Started by Wally Conway. Last reply by Jim Klebes Mar 25, 2011.

Mixed Climate Mobile Home Weatherization techniques 5 Replies

I will be training Wx crews in mobile home techniques in a mixed climate southern state in two weeks. My question is " Why do some southern states not insulate MH bellies as part of their…Continue

Started by Matthew Redmond. Last reply by Hal Skinner Mar 17, 2011.

Home Energy Pros has a new group on Multifamily buildings

We'd like to hear from you on how the topic of this group applies in the context of multifamily buildings---> here

Started by Evan Mills Feb 1, 2011.

 

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