"Hey TJ, using the tube fill method with cellulose, contractors in the Puget Sound area (that would be around Seattle WA) have been dense packing right over the R-11 fiberglass batts with good success. Keep in mind, this probably does not have…"
ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc.) is a nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge information, education and best practices in the area of residential building construction known as home performance and weatherization. Through national and regional educational and networking events, ACI provides innovative building science knowledge presented by renowned industry experts focused on advancing residential energy efficiency nationwide. It is our…See More
One of our field studies is currently evaluating the performance with the CAR in only. Another project will be running them for several months without the CAR and then several months with for just this reason.
Since we are in a…"
We are running the Heat Pump Water Heater study in the Pacific NW (Smart Water Heat program) and have experience with both non-ducted and ducted HPWHs. We typically refer to them as Tier 1 and Tier 2 units (Tier 2 being the ducted…"
HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.See More
Cartoons, Jokes, Hilarious Stories!Many of us are involved w/ educating. Audience attention, a teaching moment, is at peak ready the instant after a 'humorous' moment is shared.A stage for E humor ~ See More
For too long there has been relatively little EE focus on multifamily, but some new programs have recently started. This group gives us a venue to share our experiences on cost effective audit & retrofit strategies and analysis tool needs.See More
At South Seattle Community College, we utilize some of the Free WAP training materials. That being said, we have developed some curriculum of our own regarding Air Sealing and are hoping to have our weatherization lab evaluated with our…"
A presentation by Greg Labbé in April 2014 on retrofitting vintage home for energy efficiency. He talked about basic building science, brick houses, movement of heat energy and moisture in and out of the house, air barrier and water barrier, house…