Kaushal Bharath Raju
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Air & Vapor Barrier for a House in Berkeley, California

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Gallo May 3, 2014. 1 Reply

I am wondering if building experts have an opinion in the correct ordering of vapor and air barrier for a small 1 story house in Berkeley CA. We are planning a DER/Passive house retrofit and are…Continue

On the Question of Airtightness and Energy Performance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brennan Less Jun 20, 2014. 28 Replies

It is my understanding that you need an airtight envelope (let's say less than or equal to 0.6 ACH) along with super insulation (whatever R value you need) for best energy performance. However, a…Continue

Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kaushal Bharath Raju May 22, 2014. 85 Replies

We have a small 1940s single level house (1005sqf) in Berkeley, California that is in need of a deep energy upgrade. Our plans include making the envelope air-tight, increase insulation, make use of…Continue


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At 1:16pm on January 23, 2014, Diane Chojnowski said…

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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At 12:20pm on January 17, 2014, Chie Kawahara said…

Hi Kaushal,

We're happy to share our learning on passive house.  By any chance are you a member of Passive House California?  Monthly meetings are usually held in Berkeley on the 4th Sunday of the month and they have a wealth of information.  You're welcome to visit our house in Santa Cruz as well.





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