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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

6 on Thursday
Reply by yassin chahdi

Stud cavity air returns

Seems like a reasonable use of space and materials and saving in costs to use a stud cavity as a conditioned air return.  But is it a good…

Started by Paul Raymer

17 Aug 31
Reply by Bob Ellenberg

Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with dampers

I'll soon be working on converting a second floor of a residential building that was never finished and is being used as an attic for the…

Started by scottscontracting

57 Aug 31
Reply by Walter Ahlgrim

Adding blown insulation to poorly installed batts?

I am curious about other's experience as I get asked the following question all the time:  Is it necessary to pull out a poorly installed b…

Started by Dav Camras

10 Aug 17
Reply by Peter Krych

Log home roof insulation

Good afternoon all,  We were called in to do an energy audit on a log home.  Very nice house but with ice build up and back up in winter an…

Started by Bob Reuther

10 Aug 7
Reply by Bob Reuther

Overheating garage

Hi all, I'm looking for potential solutions to a problem at a client's house.  The south facing 2 car garage gets extremely warm in the sum…

Started by Chris Bellanca

7 Jul 5
Reply by John Nicholas

Best Energy Myths

What are some of the best energy myths you have ever heard? I think this could be good for a couple of laughs. I will start: Incandescent l…

Started by Silas Inman

45 May 23
Reply by Liam Smith

Green Building Tips for a School Bus RV Conversion Project

Hello all! I am currently ripping out the interior of a school bus that I am converting to an RV to live and travel in. I am familiar with…

Started by Jenna Bader

4 May 3
Reply by ayazfudugo1

Measured Home Performance - Print-on-demand Best Practices Guide for Retrofits (California Report)

Everybody, If you work or live in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico (or in parts of other States that have similar climates and cons…

Started by Lew Harriman

4 Apr 28
Reply by Andy Wahl

Fixing a water heater?

I've been doing HP assessments for 12 years, but find myself a little limited in my knowledge of this issue. Here's the scenario: I do an i…

Started by John Shillito

21 Oct 12, 2017
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

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ENERGY STAR Version 3

Started by Allison A. Bailes III in General Forum. Last reply by Mandy Leazenby 7 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

Started by Gary Wright in Best Practices. Last reply by yassin chahdi on Thursday. 6 Replies

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The Economics of Zero Energy Homes: Single Family Insights - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

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Mandy Leazenby replied to Allison A. Bailes III's discussion ENERGY STAR Version 3
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John White replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Well, I think it completely depends on the purpose and requirement of the test. Testing one unit in…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"I can use my Duct Blaster on any house that I expect to be less than 1300 CFM through the…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"FYI, he is in Illinois where code is 5 (well up until March as noted when it drops to 4)  Heh…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Here are two pictures of the duct blaster fan as a blower door.  1 in a door and 1 in a…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"What standard are you testing to? Energy Star requires 5 ACH @ 50.   Code is 3.0 etc…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"What standard are you testing to? Energy Star requires 5 ACH @ 50.   Code is 3.0 etc…"
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Franco Oyuela replied to Allison A. Bailes III's discussion ENERGY STAR Version 3
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Bruce Fillmore replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
"In my opinion venting into any soffit is a bad idea, it usually requires a sharp bend to get into…"
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Tray Biasiolli replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
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