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Have You Heard? ACCA and BPI to Co-Present 3rd Annual Building Performance Forum!

Earn BPI CEUsNow open for registration!Home and building performance contractors from all over the country will convene in Charlotte, North Carolina for the 3rd Annual Building Performance Forum on…Continue

Tags: Performance, Forum, Building, Conference, BPI

Started 18 hours ago

BPI is Hiring! Check out this commissioned sales opportunity to promote the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in the home performance industry!

BPI seeks Commissioned Sales Representatives to provide external sales services for the sale and promotion of BPI products and services. The sales representative will work independently and…Continue

Tags: Sales, Performance, Home, Job, BPI

Started 18 hours ago

Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
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It's a fact! Unhealthy homes increase the severity of asthma, allergies, and other health issues. BPI CEO Larry Zarker sheds some light on the health effects of unhealthy homes in his recent…Continue

Tags: BPI, Audit, Energy, Safety, Healthy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Jacobs 1 hour ago.

BPI Announces Manufacturer Product Listing Program for the Home Performance Industry
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That's why BPI has launched the Manufacturer Product Listing Program for the Home Performance Industry, a system that will evaluate and list the home performance tools, products and materials that…Continue

Tags: Program, Listing, Product, BPI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Gallo Apr 30.

 

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Ben Jacobs replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"I agree that in many homes the indoor air sucks.  However, a lot of this problem is caused because of the occupant's behavior, contaminants in the building, and materials and furnishings.   I disagree that retrofits are the major…"
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Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
""There are thousands of potential harmful products that can contribute to existing homes poor indoor quality of life / air." “When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters” There is substantial evidence to indicate that a…"
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Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Barbara, We both know a fan switch will only conserve on energy. What is Berkeley devising to clean the air that's being introduced back into the home today? Certainly if you live in downtown LA, China (where the air at times is orange), New…"
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Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Ted no one can help anyone with their head stuck in the sand. All you said is MONEY is your God. You continue plugging up those holes. I hope your properly insured for when that single homeowner gets sick and sues you and uses your theory...…"
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Mike Kandel added 3 discussions to the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
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Mike Kandel commented on David Byrnes's blog post Strategies To Keep Millennials At Their Peak Performance In A Home Performance Company
"David - I'd like to speak with you about this article. Please email me at mkandel@bpi.org."
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Barbara Smith replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"RIVEC is a project of the Lawrence Berkeley Lab.  It's a residential ventilation fan controller that's a bit better than what we have now apparently.  It tests indoor and outdoor temperature and wind outdoors, and tries shifting…"
21 hours ago
tedkidd replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Richard, I don't "Know" that the earth is not flat, but I'm pretty confident it is not.   If you are unable to see more than one problem at a time, your solutions will be pretty myopic and in solving one problem you are…"
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Shawn O'Neill replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"    Great discussion and points brought up via this "fuse" lit.  More testing will be the scientific route to determine cause and effect. There is no "one cure" for all homes and in the very near the future we…"
23 hours ago
Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Once again Ted, How do you know control is the path to consistently better air quality aside from someone told you so? Let's look at a more plausible way of seeing where I'm going with this. Commercial buildings have been using air…"
Jul 17
tedkidd replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Sigh, when?  I don't know. Testing? Actually I have done a number of air advice tests.  No correlation between tight or looseness and iaq.  Surprised me. Statistically significant, no, but I ALWAYS recommend mechanical…"
Jul 17
Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Ted, I think you just hit the nail on the head! It is all about economics...ie..JOBS and Manufacturing.When do you think it's going to be about public safety and our children who's immune systems are not fully developed living in these…"
Jul 17
tedkidd replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Richard's thinking seems a bit disjointed:   Houses are too tight making people sick, but outdoor air is somehow worse than indoor air and that makes people sick, therefore tightening houses has gone too far.. Control is what is missing.…"
Jul 17
Barbara Smith replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Interesting article, thanks.  I will stay tuned to what the scientific studies say about this puzzling rise in asthma -- I doubt there is a simple, single cause.  I've known of several vibrant adults who died from it.  In…"
Jul 17
Todd Collins replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Richard is not correct about this issue.   Air sealing has not gone far enough.  What we need to learn is that we need to add mechanical ventilation to air tight buildings to bring in fresh air.  A good HRV/ERV will not only bring in…"
Jul 17

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At 6:30am on June 25, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

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Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
""There are thousands of potential harmful products that can contribute to existing homes poor…"
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"Barbara, We both know a fan switch will only conserve on energy. What is Berkeley devising to clean…"
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"Ted no one can help anyone with their head stuck in the sand. All you said is MONEY is your God.…"
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