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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

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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

8 yesterday
Reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire

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

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

5 May 7
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

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

The Dynamic American Wall

Capturing the building communities attention is not easy unless you have something new to share that is intuitive and offers real insight…

Started by Michael Schettine

0 Sep 27, 2017

Best Practice for Retrofit Insulation on Modern Knee Walls in Attics

I'm wondering what folks are doing to add air-sealing and insulation to knee walls in modern attics. Methods I think of with questions/conc…

Started by Martin Newmark

9 Jul 6, 2017
Reply by Mark Freeman

Glass Block Windows

Hello, Just wondering how many home energy contractors are installing glass block widows. Our company recommends them as an energy improvem…

Started by Ken Kalke

1 Jan 13, 2017
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

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Overheating garage

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GSHP for domestic hot water

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Log home roof insulation

Started by Bob Reuther in Best Practices. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire yesterday. 8 Replies

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How Changing Temps Affect Your Home’s Windows

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