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BBRN Peer Exchange Call Summaries - Great archive!

Have you joined any of the Better Building Residential Network's peer exchange calls? These topical calls are more discussion than webinar…

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DOE Home Energy Score

Is anybody out there using the DOE Home Energy Score?  If so, are you using it as a supplement to current WAP/home performance work or are…

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How do you define and guarantee quality?

Proof is possible!  That's the motto and mantra of Corbett and Grace Lunsford, with the Chicago-based Building Performance Workshop. They a…

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How would you insulate this roof?

I have a client who needs your help. In the early 80's, he and his wife built a beautiful off-grid home on a small island near Fort Myers,…

Started by David Butler

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Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?

For decades tankless water heaters haven't been worth the effort to install due to our artificially low cost of natural gas in the USA and…

Started by Bob Blanchette

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Too many Heat Pump Water Heaters in a basement?

I recently met with the owner of a local rural inn to discuss performing a comprehensive energy assessment for him. He has been looking at…

Started by Brad Cook

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Dirty solar panels

No, not bad language, just dirt.  I've read that output can decline on the order of 15-20% with soiling.  I suspect most homeowners don't t…

Started by Evan Mills

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What complaints or suggestions do you have when it comes to LED lighting?

Hello Everyone! :) Knema is an online LED store, we source and manufacturer LED lighting, and we are interested in getting home professiona…

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0 Oct 13

Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF)

I would be very much interested in knowing, as professionals) how many members have had questions about Health Issues from EMF (Electro Mag…

Started by Barry L NewDelman

10 Oct 12
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Green Built Ranch House

3D modeling allows us to explore new energy efficiency concepts coupled with renewable resources such as solar and wind. This ranch house…

Started by Dannie Jackson

4 Oct 4
Reply by Michael Schettine

A pop-up solar city is coming to Denver

For the next few weeks, Denver is hosting an internationally-recognized collegiate competition called the Solar Decathlon. Organized by th…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

1 Sep 27
Reply by Dannie Jackson

Volunteers needed for Solar Decathlon 2017 - Denver, CO

Solar Decathlon needs volunteers to work alongside Solar Decathlon organizers serving as a greeter, docent, visitor liaison, education day…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

1 Sep 26
Reply by Diane Chojnowski

Energy Savings Guarantee for single family dwellings in cold climate??

Hi there, In previous years some orgs provided an Energy Savings Guarantee (ESG) for retrofits to single family dwellings (not MURBs) in th…

Started by Sonja Persram

9 Sep 26
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How would you insulate this roof?

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Psychrometric Chart Training

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Dirty solar panels

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David Butler replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"Stuart, I wasn't considering the copula windows... yes, those would indeed need to be…"
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Stuart Langley replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"Well, @David Butler, you have seen the property more accurately than I have, but my impression of…"
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David Butler replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"@ Stuart,I don't think there's any concern about impact of 4" build-up on elevation…"
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Stuart Langley replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"So this building has a few issues with air leaks and air leaks have so much to do with discomfort…"
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Stuart Langley replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"John Hatfield has the right idea here for a new roof deck. Polyiso boards always need a good stout…"
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Keith Tripp replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
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Mahendra Shah replied to John Krochmalny's discussion Psychrometric Chart Training
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Walter Money replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
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