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ENERGY STAR Version 3

Do you work on qualifying homes for ENERGY STAR? If so, what do you think of Version 3? I'm going through a 2-day session in Raleigh this w…

Started by Allison A. Bailes III in General Forum

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Reply by Mandy Leazenby

How to become a Certified GreenHome Professional - Free Webinar!

The Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) training is a way to learn about the basics of residential green building/design and where we a…

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Blower door test for small apartment building

Today I received a request to test 4 units for a small apartment building.  He says the building is 32x52 which is 1560 SF.  There is 4 apa…

Started by Jerry Needham in General Forum

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Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home

It's not often that someone makes their vacation home a place to advance social justice AND Green Building but Neil Peck does just that! He…

Started by Brett Little in General Forum

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Radiant Barrier Southeast

Is it worth the cost to retro-fit radiant barrier into existing attic space in southeast part of USA Roof is 4/12 hip, 2200 sf

Started by Gary Wright in Best Practices

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Bath fan weirdness

I recently measured disappointing bath fan flows at a project - both being below our program minimum of 50cfm. The builder had the installe…

Started by Mark Furst in HVAC

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Why is Air Sealing Important?

Hello guys, Tell me, Why is Air Sealing Important? Share your views. Why is Air Sealing Important?

Started by Cameron Home Insulation in General Forum

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Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee

I have been trying to get feedback from people's experience with these breaker box monitoring tools. Do any of them work and provide useful…

Started by Dav Camras in General Forum

25 Oct 8
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Mini Split Heat Pumps

Does anyone have experience with some of the new low cost Mini Split Heat Pumps now available for under $1,000 for a 9,000 Btu unit?  Build…

Started by James McGarvey in General Forum

26 Oct 5
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How to measure room pressures

Other then complying with SWS 6.6201.3a (No room will exceed +/- 3 pascals with reference to the outside with all interior doors closed and…

Started by Randall Olsen in Weatherization

20 Oct 5
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ENERGY STAR Version 3

Started by Allison A. Bailes III in General Forum. Last reply by Mandy Leazenby 9 hours ago. 10 Replies

Blower door test for small apartment building

Started by Jerry Needham in General Forum. Last reply by John White on Friday. 9 Replies

Radiant Barrier Southeast

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John White replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
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