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HERS score with HRV

My HERS rater using RemRate software says installing a HRV unit will raise (hurt) my HERS score by 3-4 points. If that's true is this a gli…

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9 Jun 7
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MILESTONE: 6000 members!

Today we welcomed our 6000th member to Home Energy Pros Forum! Thanks to all our members for your contributions to the community. Your blo…

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0 Jun 7

Efficiency of furnace

I hear all the time that furnace has 90% - 95% efficiency. How is the efficiency of furnace counted? When it says 90 % efficiency, what's m…

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18 May 31
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Energy efficiency now employs 2.25 million Americans

Check out this ACEEE article on energy efficiency jobs: A rising tide: Energy efficiency now employs 2.25 million Americans

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 May 29

Residential Air Conditioning – Evolution and Trends in Control & Integration

The residential air conditioning field is going through rapid evolution over the last few years. From the first window type and small unit…

Started by Igor Mitbarg

2 May 21
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Everything you need to know about California's new solar roof mandate

There's an interesting article in GreenTech Media about California's new solar roof mandate: California’s recently approved solar roof mand…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 May 21

Available in Spanish: BPI's Building Science Principles (BSP) Reference Guide and Exam

¿Sabías? Did you know? The BPI Building Science Principles (BSP) Reference Guide and exam are both available en Español! There is a complet…

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki

0 May 18

Why is Air Sealing Important?

Hello guys, Tell me, Why is Air Sealing Important? Share your views. Why is Air Sealing Important?

Started by Cameron Home Insulation

7 May 18
Reply by John White

Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee

I have been trying to get feedback from people's experience with these breaker box monitoring tools. Do any of them work and provide useful…

Started by Dav Camras

23 May 16
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Portland home energy scores not so hot

'Energy hog' older homes push down ratings in Portland, Oregon's new energy-saving mandate. These homeowners were among the first to obtai…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

4 May 10
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