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I say to-may-toes and you say to-mah-toes
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I like that song but I'm showing my age.We often talk about the general public's need to be educated about energy efficiency to increase their understanding and their interest in making…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Mar 15.

Another Window Question
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We all know windows are cold in winter and do a poor job of keeping the heat in.  Unfortunately, the calculations that show the potential savings for new windows are dismal, with an extremely long…Continue

Tags: loss, heat, Window

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Jan 9.

Basic CAZ instructions may not provide the correct number.

When you measure the worst case depressurization of a CAZ are you measuring the pressure in the appliance room or the room above it?  When your appliance room is in the basement and you run your…Continue

Tags: tube, reference, CAZ

Started Dec 19, 2013

Are "Stack Effect" and "Chimney Draft" the same?
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A year plus ago J Brooks asked a question, "I am curious if you have found any references for the origin of the term "Stack Effect"?  Is it named after Chimney Stack or is Chimney Stack named after…Continue

Tags: effect, stack

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Nov 15, 2013.

 

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Bud Poll replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Hi Kaushal, First step is to understand where you are in terms of energy costs.  If current energy costs are low, then there is little to save.  Also, knowing current costs helps you measure improvements, was the job done correctly. Do you…"
Wednesday
Bud Poll replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"Hi Jim, just to add to your example from another perspective, a capture hood should also be more than a flat surface with an exhaust hole in the middle and skirting around it.  Take for example the fireplace industry that has to produce a draft…"
Apr 12
Bud Poll replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?
"I can't really tell from the picture, but it would be a shame to go through all of this with a 30 year old roof up there.  Especially with the benefits that go along with changing it now. As the old saying goes, you work from the…"
Apr 9
Bud Poll replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?
"Hi Griffin, You definitely have a project there and as most undertakings like this go, it will cost twice whatever you estimate.  Understanding that you may have already covered these bases I will still list some thoughts for you. Being almost…"
Apr 9
Bud Poll replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"Hi Sandra, I think the realistic approach has to be the score "when manufactured" or "when upgraded".  Essentially the value of a HERS rating or any other improvements decline with time.  New windows 20 years ago are no…"
Mar 21
Bud Poll replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture
"From the GBA article below: "We also took pieces [of mineral wool] and submerged them in the pond as a test, because we were so worried about the wall being soggy. The water beaded off. As it turns out, the Roxul will actually help keep the…"
Mar 18
Bud Poll replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture
"If you define the drywall as your air barrier, then the felt paper is simply a drain plane, not uncommon.  Only in the deep south would you need a vapor barrier on the outside, ie ac running 90% of the time.  I'm assuming central to…"
Mar 18
Bud Poll replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion Fire sprinklers & air infiltration?
"So actually the temperature difference they need to move the air, call it convection or stack, is from the fire.  That makes sense and would easily override the lesser temperature differences of house stack effect. I have had some dealings with…"
Mar 18
Bud Poll replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion Fire sprinklers & air infiltration?
"Hi Kent, educate me? Since air doesn't always move up through the ceiling plane, stack can be zero or reverse, what is the sprinkler relying on to trigger a response? Bud"
Mar 18
Bud Poll replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion Bad floor insulation installation
"One of the distinctions Joe makes about the gap above (which I agree with) is a "warmer floor".  Floors are hard to heat because of the natural stratification above.  Leaving the gap allows for some heat loss into that space and…"
Mar 17
Bud Poll replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion Bad floor insulation installation
"First, to clarify, we are discussing a short basement, ie a crawlspace??  Your reference to 1/150 for venting I would normally apply to attics.  Not sure that number is applicable to a below the house crawlspace, minimal stack effect and…"
Mar 17
Bud Poll replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion Bad floor insulation installation
"Hi Kent, Cutting corners is a practice many have perfected.  But that air gap above the insulation may not be all that bad.  Emphasis on "may", as there are other details that need to be done correctly.  Joseph Lstiburek did…"
Mar 17
Bud Poll replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade
"Hi Bob, from a link in my other thread I caught this quote: On page 8-14 "For ease of processing and of meeting data requirements, the industry standard for many years was to use a fixed 65° F for both heating and cooling degree-day bases.…"
Mar 15
Bud Poll replied to Bud Poll's discussion I say to-may-toes and you say to-mah-toes
"Jordan, I gave that link some reading time but I admit my expectations were biased and I was not disappointed.  I didn't extract a quote, but the purpose of these refined and impressively more accurate procedures is to guarantee…"
Mar 15
Jordan Folks replied to Bud Poll's discussion I say to-may-toes and you say to-mah-toes
"Hopefully the DOE Uniform Methods Project will continue to push us in the direction of accuracy and uniformity: http://energy.gov/eere/about-us/initiatives-and-projects/uniform-methods-project-determining-energy-efficiency-program-savings"
Mar 13
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I say to-may-toes and you say to-mah-toes

I like that song but I'm showing my age.We often talk about the general public's need to be educated about energy efficiency to increase their understanding and their interest in making improvements.  With the vast number of certified energy professionals now working in this industry I would think that by now we would all be speaking/teaching from the same book on energy science.  But between manufacturers, marketers, and just plain stubborn (supposedly) professionals, home owners are being…See More
Mar 10

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At 1:08pm on June 28, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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