I have a wonderful little (16 x 14 x 8) test cabin at Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA. There are 3 'rooms', one of which stands in as the bathroom. It has a bath fan in the ceiling and a small, hopper window. When I depressurize the house to 50 Pascals, the pressure between the bathroom and the main body of the cabin is just 4.3 Pascals. When I stand in the bathroom with the door closed, air is pouring in through the bathroom fan, there is enough flow to make the fan rotate…Continue
I'd like to introduce everyone to Game of Homes, our cutting edge scenario based training tool targeted to Home Energy Professionals Nationally. It's free to play and it's a great way to acquire additional RESNET/BPI CEU’s.
Added by Sarah Holloway on July 28, 2016 at 12:29pm — No Comments
Heating and cooling of indoor spaces is one of the major operations of modern households and business premises. While traditional systems are still very much in use, technology has brought new and more efficient approaches.
All conventional systems need occasional maintenance. Tune-ups include the manual checking of functionality and fixing of worn out wiring and dysfunctional components. However, automatic sensors can now be employed to do the job, making your work a lot…Continue
Added by Dan McKee on July 28, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments
Building with Rocks, Rocks! Check out the Drying Potential.
Check this out! This 24" x 48" x 2" thick piece of rigid stone wool insulation was left out overnight (on purpose) on the High Performance Tiny House project site, to see how it handles a deluge of rain, which we knew was coming. One of the many …Continue
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Over the past five years, the Home Energy Pros social network has grown from a twinkle in our eyes to a vibrant community of 5000 doers and shakers in the home performance world. The membership represents a rich cross-section of participants in the home energy performance movement, including:
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Since 1995, Building America Program experts have developed more than 100 innovations that…Continue
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Those of us working within the building industry or energy efficiency space in existing homes know that boosting insulation levels can reduce energy use, cut consumer costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, there’s been a modest amount of data to quantify the extent of the benefits—particularly at the state level. Until now.
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Mazda produces CX9 to fill the gap between crossover and SUV segment. Today, people pick crossover for their vehicle because it is lighter and has many benefits than full-size SUV. However, there are some SUV capabilities that can be obtained in crossover. For that reason, manufacturer combines benefits of both sides then put them into one car. In Mazda CX9 interior, several upgrades make this car digital and more effective to handle.
Mazda CX9 Interior and Engine
Added by Deman PT on July 15, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments
Tomorrow is the last day to register at the Early Bird rate for the EEBA Local mini-conference event in Phoenix. This event will feature a full day "Water Efficiency for Designers & Builders" session with Gary Klein on July 28th, and a mini-conference July 29th focused on building science for hot, dry climates (I understand the weather will be cooperative).
Come for one day or both...lots of excellent information and in depth building science mysteries will be solved....earn CEUs…Continue
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