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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

Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home

Below are the links relating to this issue... http://www.rescue9photography.com/Fires-2014/Middlebury-structure-fire-7-3/   http://wtnh.com

Started by Richard Beyer

11 Nov 13, 2014
Reply by Richard Beyer

Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?

Hello energy pros, Some relatives of mine recently purchased this 1917 house in Northern California and, as the family member who does "th…

Started by Griffin Hagle

12 Apr 14, 2014
Reply by Griffin Hagle

Hot roof in a cold climate?

Hey Home Energy Pro's! Tim Reynolds here in Des Moines Iowa, I have been able to work with a group here that is trying out a hot roof syst…

Started by Tim Reynolds

6 Feb 26, 2014
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

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ENERGY STAR Version 3

Started by Allison A. Bailes III in General Forum. Last reply by Mandy Leazenby 10 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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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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Sean Lintow Sr 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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