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NC Attempting 2012 IECC Rollback

NC is trying to roll back the 2012 IECC to 2006 IECC. That will effectively put NC at the back of the pack and we won't get another update until 2016. If you live in NC, please sing this petition and…Continue

Started Mar 28, 2013

"Better is Better"

There goes E-Star moving any farther into the mainstream. Where's Don Draper when you need him. Not willing to take on the ARRA mumbojumbo?Continue

Tags: Star, Energy

Started Mar 15, 2012

Empirical evidence that missing refrigerant suction line insulation decreases efficiency therefore increasing energy costs.
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  Does anyone have any access to actual dollar figures for the cost of missing/ torn/ broken refrigerant suction line insulation?  For the program I am involved with we are trying to provide evidence…Continue

Tags: flash, point, refrigerant, gas, repairs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Matthews Mar 9, 2012.

 

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NC Attempting 2012 IECC Rollback

NC is trying to roll back the 2012 IECC to 2006 IECC. That will effectively put NC at the back of the pack and we won't get another update until 2016. If you live in NC, please sing this petition and contact your representative. the.http://signon.org/sign/save-the-2012-north-carolina?source=c.em.mt&r_by=932267See More
Mar 28, 2013
Michael Matthews replied to John Redmond's discussion Are we setting ourselves up for a huge liability?
"Good day John: As a similarly minded person, so it would seem, I have similar concerns. The program which I work for has a policy of installing an ASHRAE 62.2 (modified) compliant fan in every house we retrofit. This method is to address the issues…"
Jul 26, 2012
Michael Matthews posted a discussion

"Better is Better"

There goes E-Star moving any farther into the mainstream. Where's Don Draper when you need him. Not willing to take on the ARRA mumbojumbo?See More
Mar 15, 2012
Michael Matthews replied to Michael Matthews's discussion Empirical evidence that missing refrigerant suction line insulation decreases efficiency therefore increasing energy costs.
"The consensus is that we should insulate it for numerous reasons, however, without the actual dollar figure metric to install in the NEAT library, it only cuts down on the allowable expense that goes toward some other measures. Thanks…"
Mar 9, 2012
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Michael Matthews's discussion Empirical evidence that missing refrigerant suction line insulation decreases efficiency therefore increasing energy costs.
"The first part is simple - not that are legitimate as it does depend on the unit, where it is located,conditions & how much the unit it is used - though you might be able to find a % figure that might work for you. As for having a cost…"
Mar 8, 2012
William H Nickerson replied to Michael Matthews's discussion Empirical evidence that missing refrigerant suction line insulation decreases efficiency therefore increasing energy costs.
"Very good question.Last week I attended a seminar on the Internation energy construction codes.One of the changes was increasing insulation by one inch on the high side.There may be some more info on it if you search IECC building codes?Section 403…"
Mar 8, 2012
Bob Blanchette replied to Michael Matthews's discussion Empirical evidence that missing refrigerant suction line insulation decreases efficiency therefore increasing energy costs.
"Some have claimed insulating the high and low side lines together has helped reduce high side pressure, but the jury is still out on how much energy it saves."
Mar 8, 2012
Michael Matthews posted a discussion

Empirical evidence that missing refrigerant suction line insulation decreases efficiency therefore increasing energy costs.

  Does anyone have any access to actual dollar figures for the cost of missing/ torn/ broken refrigerant suction line insulation?  For the program I am involved with we are trying to provide evidence that there is a significant cost increase that related to diminished/ broken/ missing suction line insulation that will make the repair show up as a cost effective repair or replacement.Anything general or specific that could aid us in this research would be greatly appreciated.See More
Mar 8, 2012

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At 12:17pm on July 25, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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