I first learned in my BPI class of 2008 was that we would not be using or taught to use any energy modeling software. The story was that they did like the previously used software (TREAT) and would…Continue
"Technolgy is almost always cool BUT (and its a big BUT) money spent on bells and whistles is money you didn't spend on better tightening and insulating the house, which is where serious energy savings come about.
#2 when that technology breaks…"
"Really? Go back and read these posts again.... "play ground for mold."
I once did a basement with open cell foam (still oil based but less toxic than closed cell) with a high-end moisture barrier behind.
Bottom line you…"
"My favorite was 2x4 directly on cement basement wall, with fiberglass, then plastic inside of that. It looked like a total black goopy mess when opened 5 yrs after install and was given away by the black liquid (liquid mildew) leaking from…"
"I was referring to spraying foam directly onto the back of the exterior lap siding which you many some day need/want to replace. Plus it always make me nervous when I have a plastic and wood in direct contact as this often leads to trapped…"
"tough, I wouldn't use spray to the back of the siding as you'll never get it off. I wonder if 2" board foam foamed in around the edges to hold and tighten, then glass, rock wool or cellulose the rest of the cavity. For a much better…"
"I do not put cellulose in basements... ever. No matter how hard you work, vapor barrier are never perfect and once its wet you are done. I don't use much foam, spray or board, but basements are a good place for it."
"Robert, EPS is an Energy Performance Score that compares the energy efficiency of one building to that of other similar buildings. Home Tune-uP provides a detailed list of the group of energy efficiency improvements that save more each…"
"Doris, I like your response, and I like Michael Blasniks presentations...It seems Mr. Blasniks articles and teachings are counter to the typical energy groups out there, at least hopefully the bad ones...whats your insight to Mr. Blasnik?
"Here in Philadelphia, I believe ECA is the largest facilitator of program work. They sent out a notice to their auditors days ago that they are moving from Recurve to a new software because Recurve has sold and will no longer be available, except to…"
I too contacted Recuve about purchasing your product and spoke to a rep named Ray. He told me he wasn't sure if you are still selling your software but would pass on my info if I emailed him. I emailed him last week and hope that my…"
"Hooorrrraaaay for Joe Novella honesty about new windows.
Sure they was great if you have an unlimited budget but I've see a lot of great energy renovation project budgets go down the tubes with the $10-20…"
"Please consider that adding that a solar-gain wall to southern exposures can eliminate a winter heating bill entirely in many homes, collecting thermal energy is too important to omit the point.
The effect of passive solar is to throw…"
"Similar to Recurve, Hancock's HEAT models the home on site and delivers energy savings and reports that can be printed at the homeowners house. HEAT's app works on the ipad. An energy auditor from DC that uses it is speaking at…"