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VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC

Just completed an audit and manual j for a home in downtown Chicago this week.  Home is less than 1 year. 5 stories include basement.  Bloc…

Started by Jerry Needham

7 Aug 23
Reply by Chris Heenan

Building Analyst to HEP Energy Auditor Gap Analysis?

Not much buzz about the BPI / BOE "Home Energy Professional" (HEP) pilot certification exam program coming up in August and September.  100…

Started by Andy Duncan

0 Jun 6

Which is the valid draft test?

The L-shaped probe grew legs, so this was improvised with a straight metal tube. There seems to be a persistent notion that angling the…

Started by Griffin Hagle

17 Mar 15
Reply by Paul Morin

Test out on a hot day

Was interested if members had a different approach to firing an atmospheric  boiler or furnace on a hot day, in order to test and inspect f…

Started by Kevin Hanlon

1 Oct 3, 2017
Reply by scott suddreth

Siemen Scholarship for BPI Certification - Applications due 11/30/17

The Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship is intended to help individuals in the industry who are working to make a difference in the comfort, he…

Started by Building Performance Institute

0 Sep 26, 2017

Testing spillage in mechanical closet?

What are the current protocols for testing spillage on a natural draft appliance under worst case in a mechanical closet that is too small…

Started by Blake Shurtz

2 Sep 30, 2016
Reply by Chris Clay

Required - BPI Energy Modeling and Work Scope

$70 off! Did you know that BPI requires that six of your 30 CEUs must be in training specific to software modeling and work scope developme…

Started by Green Training USA

0 Jun 18, 2015

BPI Works with NATE and NORA to Expand Accreditation Options for the HVAC Contractor

Calling all HVAC contractors! BPI is working with NATE and NORA to expand accreditation options for HVAC contracting companies. BPI has es…

Started by Cierra Mooney

2 Jun 23, 2014
Reply by Air Track Inc

BPI Partners with BBB on Consumer Marketing

BPI is partnering with the Better Business Bureau to educate consumers on home performance energy upgrades. In conjunction with BBB's educa…

Started by Everblue Training

0 Jan 8, 2014

Building Analyst Certification Upgrade

If you haven't seen it already, BPI has some important information posted on their website regarding upcoming changes to BPI certification…

Started by Everblue Training

8 Jan 3, 2014
Reply by tedkidd

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Mini split installation location

Started by Jan Green in HVAC. Last reply by Jan Green 3 hours ago. 12 Replies

Think of the house as a really big duct

Started by Frank Spevak in HVAC. Last reply by John White on Friday. 2 Replies

Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

Started by Beverly Lerch in General Forum. Last reply by Beverly Lerch on Thursday. 13 Replies

Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom

Started by Jerry Needham in General Forum. Last reply by John Nicholas on Thursday. 10 Replies

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More "Buzz" from ACEEE Summer Study—Grow Homes

Joe Clark and Martha Wudka of Evergreen Economics did a study in which "getting into the weeds (or…See More
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I agre that the south wall would be shaded for the warmer summer months, but it won't look…"
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I'll check on electrical.  Good point.  "
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Thank you for that.  I wanted to put it on the west wall since there isn't much chance of…"
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David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Hi Jan, actually, I said you'd be find putting it on the west wall since you wanted a larger…"
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Using Pearl Certification to Bridge the gap between home energy and value - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

October 3, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
In this webinar, “The Power of the Pearl Connection”, Pearl Certification’s Cynthia Adams, CEO and…See More
6 hours ago
Walter Ahlgrim replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Being a Flip you must consider the install cost. At least get a bid for a PTAC unit like the ones…"
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Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"South Wall. It will have the highest load needed for cooling/heating. the shade from the tree could…"
8 hours ago
Glen Gallo replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I would add where is the power coming from? the south wall proposed might have easier access for…"
9 hours ago
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John White replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"Soffit vents can be used for intake, but they are not the only means of intake. If you have a…"
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Why One Room Is Hotter Than Others

"If the temperature difference between your bedroom and your living room feels like walking from a…"
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Franco Oyuela replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"First: Mini split are a great option. Second:vI agree with David that installing on the south…"
Friday
Pearl Home Certification's blog post was featured
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John White replied to Frank Spevak's discussion Think of the house as a really big duct
"Thanks for sharing this helpful information. Want to read more on duct cleaning pros and cons.…"
Friday
Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Thank you, thank you!  I appreciate your insights.  I agree with the idea that installing…"
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David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Hi Jan, in a room like that with a relatively balanced aspect ratio, flat ceiling and not much…"
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Rick Blair joined Kyle Brown's group
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Wrightsoft - Manual J / Manual D

If you use Wrightsoft to calculate loads or design ducts, you likely have questions.  Get answers…See More
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"This is a very rough diagram of the detached casita.  There are currently no windows in this…"
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Sean Wiens liked Jerry Needham's discussion Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom
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