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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, 2018
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, 2018
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

West Michigan Organizations Awarded LEED Homes Power Builders

Recently two West Michigan Organizations were awarded the distinguishing “LEED Homes Power Builders Award by the USGBC (U.S. Green Building…

Started by Brett Little

0 Jul 29, 2016

No Utility Homes, Are we ready to start building Homes that are not connected to traditional utilities ?

We built a State of the Art off grid home to demonstrate how you can live in a Secure, Comfortable and Independent environment without bein…

Started by Energy Wise Solutions

11 May 24, 2016
Reply by R Higgins

Insulating and air sealing a finished attic

Have a home that is trying to improve the performance of its building shell .It has a" finished" attic that currently has R-19 batts instal…

Started by Michael Robinson

6 Apr 7, 2016
Reply by Anthony Hyde

Radon: Truth vs. Myth

In researching the subject of Radon mitigation, I came across this article http://www.forensic-applications.com/radon/radon.html, Titled "R…

Started by Rodney Fox

147 Mar 31, 2016
Reply by Rodney Fox

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New(ish) ZNE publications available

Started by Ann Edminster in General Forum. Last reply by Jacob Corvidae 17 hours ago. 1 Reply

Energy OutWest 2020

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Proper means of insulating raised floor above concrete

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The Nest Learning Thermostat - Good or Not So Much?

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