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DOE's Building Science Education efforts - a request

In recent years, DOE has developed the DOE Guidelines for Building Science Education - a set of job-specific checklists intended to be used by partnering training organizations, universities and certification bodies to self–certify that their programs include these important aspects of…

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Added by Stacy Hunt on July 6, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

Building America Webinar: Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center To Work for You! July 22, 3pm ET/1pm MT/12pm PT

The Building America Program is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on the Building America Solution Center. The Building America Solution Center is known for its easy-to-follow, illustrated, step-by-step guides for installing the measures that make up high-performance homes.  A number of updates have been implemented that offer exciting new tools and content that builders and industry professionals can put to work immediately.  Tune in to this webinar to hear about the latest Solution…

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Added by Stacy Hunt on July 6, 2015 at 10:27am — No Comments

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFITS.....IN NUMBERS WE TRUST

There has been much ado about the recent paper published by E2e; Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program, the final word on which is yet to be written.

Decades of experience and verification prove energy efficiency programs deliver huge benefits to consumers and the environment - and these benefits far exceed the costs. But numbers can be distorted and therein is the bane of Energy efficiency projects.

E2e has some heavy…

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Added by Bijou Lulla on July 5, 2015 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Here are a few tips to keep your air conditioning bill low

TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR AIR CONDITIONER – Like any major appliance, your AC requires regular maintenance and care in order to run smoothly and efficiently. To get the most out of your window AC, you should change or clean the filter a few times each summer. If you use central air conditioning, there are also a few steps to take to keep your unit clean. Contact D&D for information on keeping your unit in tip top shape.…

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Added by Mariusz Chorazy on July 4, 2015 at 2:02pm — No Comments

More Ways in Which You Can Use Your Laser Measuring Tool

laser measure devices are quickly replacing the traditional metal tapes due to their effectiveness and accuracy. While the simplest use of this kind of artifacts is measuring the distance between two points, there is a wide variety of extra applications you can find for your laser measurer.

Below you’ll find a large list of additional applications for your laser measurer.

Large storage facilities equipped with…

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Added by Lars olsen on July 3, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Rainwater use

I have directed my water from my gutters to water my Garden, my Grape vines, and my Hostas that line my driveway. I used to use Rain Barrels but they did fill up quickly and I had to remove them during Winter as not to split. Instead I chose a Leaf Diverter as the base of the downspout and trenched in drainage pipe to direct the water underground to water the subsurface. Part of the water does go to the curb but up to 70% of my water I use on my property. I have also research Rainwater…

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Added by David A. Minor on July 2, 2015 at 9:02am — No Comments

Sizing a Solar Pool Heater in Southwest Florida

Solar pool heating is extremely popular in Southwest Florida. There is really no magic in sizing a solar pool heating system, and there is as much art as there is science in many cases. 

We have found over the years…

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Added by Jason Szumlanski on July 1, 2015 at 8:03am — No Comments

Energy shortage and HVAC business in Canada!!

Being a country of highest life expectancy, how much self reliant is Canada in power sector???



HVAC consumes a ton of power.........but low grade electrical items and accessories cannot uphold the power surge!! So, often they get spoiled.I reviewed the operation process of several HVAC providers in Markham, Canada. Unfortunately almost all of them are still old school typical operation method that actually does not efficiently gives a boost of supplied electricity. A few of them…

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Added by Andrew Schnizel on July 1, 2015 at 7:43am — No Comments

Water Conservation

By now you are probably aware of California’s drought. But other states are experiencing droughts—and where there aren’t droughts, there are probably floods. Water and energy consumption are becoming more and more closely connected, and the situation is not likely to improve. Here are some of the ways our clients experience these connections in their homes.…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on June 29, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

Think Your AC Won’t Make it Through the Summer San Antonio TX? We’ve Got the Fixes

Air conditioning is all about comfort, so the simplest way to evaluate your system is to ask: Am I comfortable?Air conditioning and HVAC units don’t last forever — 12 years is an average lifespan — and the moment they fail is usually when you need them the most.The good news is that not every system malfunction spells total doom. Many nuisances are so cheap and easy to fix, you’ll kick yourself for not doing them…

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Added by Mariusz Chorazy on June 29, 2015 at 9:47am — 1 Comment

Air Conditioning St. Charles MO Cooling Tips

The heating and air conditioning of a home uses more than half of the energy. However, in order to save money this large expense there a number of things that don’t cost much or any money to reduce this monthly expense. The biggest thing to realize is that the homeowner is the one in control of the thermostat settings! Just by changing a few habits can save some initial money too. You may be cooling your home, but the fossil fuels…

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Added by Mariusz Chorazy on June 29, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

BPI Analyst or RESNET HERS Rater

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The discounted price goes to the first 5 students only! Now is the time to get your BPI Analyst or RESNET HERS Rater. You can’t pass up these prices.

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Added by Green Training USA on June 29, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

The most vital apps to work with PDFs – Make life easier

Undoubtedly, it can be said that PDF has become a document type standard that has been accepted worldwide and most of us deal with these documents on a regular basis. Due to the simplicity of the type of the file, there is a wide array of applications that are available on the internet with which you can work with them with ease. Although you may find it tough to wade through the choices, yet you can check out some of the most useful apps before attempting to perform different functions on…

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Added by Simon Craig on June 27, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Electric Thermal Storage Gets Smarter

Home renewable generation continues to gain momentum as solar panel price decreases make the economics more attractive.  Energy storage is also emerging as an enabling technology to maximize the value of intermittent renewable generation.  Much of the storage focus has been on lithium-ion batteries.  However, an older and…

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Added by Charlie Hewitt on June 26, 2015 at 12:47pm — No Comments

TEC is hiring!

The Energy Conservatory (TEC) has an immediate opening for a full-time Customer Service/Technical Support Representative.  Located in Minneapolis, MN, TEC designs and manufactures high quality performance testing tools  that are used to make buildings more efficient, healthy and durable.  TEC products and software are used extensively in the weatherization, HVAC, and home building industries to diagnose building performance problems and to certify in-field system…

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Added by Kim Tanner on June 26, 2015 at 8:19am — No Comments

Four tips to update your kitchen with a high ROI

Ask any real estate what is the most important room in the house when it comes to selling a home and he/she will tell you it’s the kitchen. It’s been said that to sell your home, you really only need to sell your kitchen. It’s not surprising then that a kitchen remodel is the most popular remodeling project. Unfortunately for homeowners, it’s also the most expensive room to remodel. Many spend tens of thousands to remodel their kitchen and only recoup a small amount of that cost when they…

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Added by laura white on June 26, 2015 at 2:17am — No Comments

Plumbing Trivia for Our Friends in Birmingham AL

Most people don’t know much more than the basics about home plumbing here in the Greater Birmingham area. After all, what’s there to know? You turn a faucet on, water comes out. You flush a toilet, water flushes out the bottom of the bowl to wherever. Doesn’t get much simpler than that, right? Eagle Service Company Birmingham AL

But the truth is, your plumbing system is an intricate network of pipes, fittings, and…

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Added by Mariusz Chorazy on June 25, 2015 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Quick Tip: Roof Repair or Replacement West Hartford CT

The cost of re-roofing is something no one wants to think about, but every roof—at some point—will need to be repaired or replaced. The best defense is to conduct regular checks on the roof surface and be mindful of its performance. Discovering minor problems today could mean the difference between repair and replacement tomorrow.



The good news is that you needn't climb on your roof to assess its condition. Good vision plus binoculars may be all you need to affirm that replacing…

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Added by Mariusz Chorazy on June 25, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Florida Building Code Takes Effect June 30

The International Code Council and the Florida Building Commission announced significant changes to the Florida Building Building Codes that will result in safer, sustainable buildings and homes. The updated Florida Building Codes are mandatory for all new construction or rehabilitation projects with a permit application date of June 30, 2015 or later.

Now available, the …

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Added by Everblue Training on June 24, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

Embodied Energy: Minimizing Waste with Off-Site Construction

Matthew Wadlund is adding infill housing stock to the Oceanview neighborhood of Berkeley, California, where he is replacing a single-family house with four single-family, three-story detached houses. The wall panels in Matthew's Oceanview Orchard homes are constructed off-site and craned into place, resulting in maximum material efficiency and near-zero waste. Tom White, Home Energy's publisher, spoke with Matthew about his decision to prefabricate wall panels…

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Added by Tom White on June 23, 2015 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

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