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Section 403.2.2 of the 2009 IECC
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We've received a lot of calls of (panicked) HVAC contractors on this new code requiring duct leakage testing. Can anyone shed some light on this?  Do the requirements vary state - state?  Can anyone…Continue

Tags: code, testing, leakage, duct

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Mar 22, 2012.

So have you experienced the New TEC Trainer?

Just curious if any trainers/students have experienced the new TEC Trainer form The Energy Conservatory. If so, we'd loved to hear feedback!…Continue

Tags: energy, pressurize, blower, door, duct

Started Jan 26, 2012

 

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"Great to know you "guys"! (Sorry Tracy, that's the way slang works sometimes!)"
Mar 25, 2013
Tracy & Matt replied to Tracy & Matt's discussion Does a professional Multifamily Market Study exist? in the group Multifamily Buildings
"This is great.  Thank you Tom!"
Jan 2, 2013
Tom Conlon replied to Tracy & Matt's discussion Does a professional Multifamily Market Study exist? in the group Multifamily Buildings
"Although focused primarily on California, we've posted a number of multifamily technical reports, case studies, and videos that I hope you will find useful: http://energydesignresources.com/buildings/homes.aspx In addition, you can also try…"
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Tracy & Matt replied to Tracy & Matt's discussion Does a professional Multifamily Market Study exist? in the group Multifamily Buildings
"Thanks Matthew! "
Dec 6, 2012
Matthew Redmond replied to Tracy & Matt's discussion Does a professional Multifamily Market Study exist? in the group Multifamily Buildings
"Tracy/Matt, Welcome. I believe that here in NY that NYSERDA has done several studies. I have not seen them but you can go to nyserda.org and go to the multifamily program and see what you can dig up......"
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Does a professional Multifamily Market Study exist?

Does anyone know of professional MARKET STUDY results to assess the demand for home performance, weatherization or other related services for multifamily buildings?  Please advise if you can offer any information regarding existing market studies and/or resources that might be engaged to conduct such a study of our target markets (Virginia and/or mid-Atlantic region).  If so can you share below or email or contact us?CSOrders@ConservationStrategies.com804-525-7655800-989-6686Thanks!Tracy &…See More
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Multifamily Buildings

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
Dec 6, 2012
Tracy & Matt replied to Tracy & Matt's discussion Gently Used Blower Door & Duct Blaster Now at a Discount! in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"We are Matt and thanks so much for the heads up!  We have IT looking into it but in the meantime you should be able to reach me 804-612-3352 Tracy"
Nov 2, 2012
Matt replied to Tracy & Matt's discussion Gently Used Blower Door & Duct Blaster Now at a Discount! in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Are you still in operation, your 800 phone produces a "not in service at this time" response."
Nov 2, 2012
Tracy & Matt replied to Tracy & Matt's discussion Gently Used Blower Door & Duct Blaster Now at a Discount! in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Please note both discounted units have been sold! We do carry a full line of The Energy Conservatory products, and more, at great prices...Just give me a call! Thanks, Tracy Conservation Strategies 1-800-989-6686"
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"Hello Dan.  We carry  Pine Plugs in the 2" size.  Our non-profit's weatherization crews use with no issues of sizing.  You can order online or call me. Tracy 1-800-989-6686 "
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"@Johnny - I'm not a big fan of the timeline layout as the posts and other updates seem cluttered but I do love the large cover photo as I like to use it to highlight specials or new products.  I just created an cover image to feature a…"
Apr 12, 2012
Bob Blanchette replied to Tracy & Matt's discussion Section 403.2.2 of the 2009 IECC
"Glued joints on PVC pipe would be more "idiot-proof" vs metal/flex than needs to be taped/mastic to be effectively sealed. Take offs could be 45 degree Wye connectors, no different than used with metal ductwork designs. The real key would…"
Mar 22, 2012
John Nicholas replied to Tracy & Matt's discussion Section 403.2.2 of the 2009 IECC
"Bob, The issue is not the product. The issue is the installation.  I've seen holes in ducts, and those holes would be there in PVC, if it were used for ducts.  Someone would incompletely glue a joint, and air would leak!  As for…"
Mar 22, 2012
Tracy & Matt added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, trade or to purchase
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Gently Used Blower Door & Duct Blaster Now at a Discount!

These items were probably never used.  They sat in a Community College warehouse for 9 months, and had to be returned because of bureaucratic budget technicalities.  We sent the equipment back to The Energy Conservatory for inspection and recalibration.  Everything checked out fine.Standard Model 3 Minneapolis Blower Door system which includes:Fan with variable speed controller and fan control cable.Two Flow Rings (A and B) and No Flow Plate.DG-700 Pressure and Flow GaugeTECTITE™ Building…See More
Mar 20, 2012
Bob Blanchette replied to Tracy & Matt's discussion Section 403.2.2 of the 2009 IECC
"Why not use PVC pipe for ductwork? It would be water tight, zero air leakage. With tight building construction, you could put a 4" duct where a conventional system would have needed a 6". Since pipes would be smaller they would be easier…"
Mar 10, 2012

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At 1:19pm on March 25, 2013, Guy DuBois said…

Great to know you "guys"! (Sorry Tracy, that's the way slang works sometimes!)

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