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"Funding for affordable housing is primarily through Tax Credits.  Companies pool inv…"

John Nicholas replied Jul 27, 2017 to Affordable Housing Funding

5 Jul 27, 2017
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"Q:  When is the wind too much that you can't do a Blower Door test? A:  When it keep…"

John Nicholas replied Jul 27, 2017 to When is it too windy to use blower door?

17 Aug 10, 2017
Reply by Iain Walker

"Check out the DHW unit.  What temperature is the water entering and leaving the unit…"

John Nicholas replied Jun 22, 2017 to Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.

15 Jul 6, 2017
Reply by Mark Stout

"The variables in buying a solar panel installation: Equipment -  Length of all Guara…"

John Nicholas replied May 25, 2017 to Solar panel leasing

23 Jun 12, 2017
Reply by Jan Green

"So why is tenant behavior significantly different in this building?"

John Nicholas replied Apr 27, 2017 to TREAT modeling of mid-rise apartments low heating load

4 Jun 1, 2017
Reply by Don Hynek

"Where is this going?  Are you (the housing authority) trying to set the Utility Allo…"

John Nicholas replied Apr 27, 2017 to TREAT modeling of mid-rise apartments low heating load

4 Jun 1, 2017
Reply by Don Hynek

"I would not 100% of the time recommend removing the fibrous insulation on the attic…"

John Nicholas replied Apr 14, 2017 to BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?

20 May 11, 2017
Reply by Jan Green

"Are the bathroom fans ducted to the outside or into the attic?   If they exhaust out…"

John Nicholas replied Apr 14, 2017 to BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?

20 May 11, 2017
Reply by Jan Green

"So, is the plan to just do the addition; fix the holes where the CMUs are leaking th…"

John Nicholas replied Apr 6, 2017 to BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?

20 May 11, 2017
Reply by Jan Green

"If the drywall is in good shape, you should have little worries about the 50pa depre…"

John Nicholas replied Mar 23, 2017 to BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?

20 May 11, 2017
Reply by Jan Green

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