"It seems like a lot of work to accurately describe the house, but I guess you get accurate answers for your efforts.
At least I hope you do. There's nothing (that was mentioned) about describing the insulation in the walls, floors,…"
"Here is a non-"kosher" thought…..
It has been mentioned in a limited context, but if it is done on a larger scale, it solves the problem.
If your circumstances allow (shading, roof condition and space, $$ to do it), get solar PV,…"
David Eakin is basically right in what he is telling you.
I am in a similar situation in New Jersey... I have a BPI BA and Envelope Professional certification as well as the Installer certification... I would recommend getting the Installer…"
"What nobody has mentioned so far (maybe because it is slightly off-subject regarding the initial question) is that all of the publicity you hear about energy audits is how the government gives them to you for free with this program or that program,…"
Debra Monte is right...
If BPI wants to create an Energy Auditor certification, that's fine, but those of us who are BA/EP certified and have been doing energy audits (I have been doing them since 2007) should be grandfathered into the…"
I am an energy auditor, so I recommend CFL's and LED's to my home energy audit clients.
I was "with you" up until the last paragraph.
You say your views are close to libertarian, but then you take the hard-left-liberal…"
I use an IPad to take notes during any event or inspection or audit.
It has completely replaced my clipboard with legal pad attached.
For energy audits, it has also replaced my calculator and more importantly, I have set up Excel…"
A hammer and a saw used to be the key tools for home contractors. Today, the best-in-breed also use high-tech equipment while performing a professional energy audit or verifying that construction has been done correctly.
"I would find out what was being sprayed on the inside of the ducts...
The air being blown through the house goes through those ducts...
The homeowner will get to breathe the sprayed on sealant for quite a while.. You want to make sure it's not…"
"Well this is certainly a "bum you out" thread.
Americans (not to be nationalistic) and many other innovative nations are very good at coming up with really good ideas to solve hitherto unsolvable (or solvable at great pain and expense)…"
"Dennis, you say "Its not about being forced"... but if you go back and read what you have written, you say "As a solid state lighting advocate I couldn't be happier.", and " Incandescent bulbs -WILL be banned (…"
There are Luddites out there, and there are Tyrants out there.
I am neither. I am a practical user of lighting products, who wants to make a practical and economically sound decision about what type of lighting product will best…"