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Friday, October 5th is Energy Efficiency Day!

Friday, October 5th is Energy Efficiency Day!  Energy Efficiency = 2.25 million American jobs. Celebrate the EE workforce today! It takes…

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum

0 Oct 5

The Nest Learning Thermostat - Good or Not So Much?

We're moving our office space and doing a lot of the build-out ourselves.  In our HVAC overhaul, we need to replace the manual thermostat w…

Started by Melissa Baldridge in General Forum

66 Oct 4
Reply by Jesse Smith

It is time for government programs to end. They become monopolies that block market solutions.

Sent to Chairman Simpson, Ranking Member Kaptur, Chairman Alexander, and Ranking Member Feinstein Dear Representatives on the DOE committe…

Started by tedkidd in General Forum

1 Oct 3
Reply by Michael Dunseith

Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom

Posted on wrong thing first time.  Have cust who claims to have condensation on ceiling in summer time.  has 2 ac... has approx 3,000 sf tw…

Started by Jerry Needham in General Forum

11 Oct 3
Reply by Michael Dunseith

Check it out! The video every HVAC contractor should see.

Here’s an inside look at incorporating home performance into your HVAC business from two of the industry's leading contractors. Learn how s…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

2 Oct 2
Reply by Franco Oyuela

Funky Smell in Ductwork

Hello all, I performed an audit the other day and one of the homeowners' largest concerns was a funky smell in the ducts that serve the up…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in General Forum

16 Oct 2
Reply by John White

Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.

I performed an assessment for a recent home buyer and the home inspector they hired when they purchased the home said the fiberglass insula…

Started by John Carton in General Forum

15 Oct 1
Reply by Mark Furst

Chris Dorsi interview on Building HVAC Science

Building HVAC Science podcast interviews Chris Dorsi, University of Montana instructor and founder of Habitat X: Building a thoughtful home…

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum

1 Sep 28
Reply by John White

Mini split installation location

Reaching out to the experts today to ask about location of installation of a mini split.  I'm a realtor, not an HVAC contractor.   I'm work…

Started by Jan Green in HVAC

14 Sep 27
Reply by Jan Green

Pittsburgh Solar Tour

2018 Pittsburgh Solar Tour from Annie Regan on Vimeo. Live in Pittsburgh and thinking about going solar? Sign up for the annual Pittsbur…

Started by Anne Regan in General Forum

0 Sep 27

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ENERGY STAR Version 3

Started by Allison A. Bailes III in General Forum. Last reply by Mandy Leazenby 9 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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The Economics of Zero Energy Homes: Single Family Insights - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

October 24, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Zero-energy (ZE) and zero-energy ready (ZER) homes currently comprise less than 2% of single family…See More
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Mandy Leazenby replied to Allison A. Bailes III's discussion ENERGY STAR Version 3
"I've only ever worked on Energy Star with Habitat for Humanity.  But we have very few…"
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How to become a Certified GreenHome Professional - Free Webinar!

The Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) training is a way to learn about the basics of…See More
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Testing Air Quality with Your Nose: Control Your HOMEChem

Charlie Weschler sits down with Grace and Corbett and gives fascinating examples of the complexity of indoor air chemistry. He is an air quality legend, a professor on three continents, and a super nice guy.
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John White replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Well, I think it completely depends on the purpose and requirement of the test. Testing one unit in…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"I can use my Duct Blaster on any house that I expect to be less than 1300 CFM through the…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"FYI, he is in Illinois where code is 5 (well up until March as noted when it drops to 4)  Heh…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Here are two pictures of the duct blaster fan as a blower door.  1 in a door and 1 in a…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"What standard are you testing to? Energy Star requires 5 ACH @ 50.   Code is 3.0 etc…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"What standard are you testing to? Energy Star requires 5 ACH @ 50.   Code is 3.0 etc…"
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Franco Oyuela replied to Allison A. Bailes III's discussion ENERGY STAR Version 3
"The ENERGY STARnew homes program has been around since the mid-1990s and is currently undergoing…"
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Blake Reid commented on Blake Reid's blog post Managing Mold & Humidity (in Hawaii)
"Thank you very much! They're actually the same, though - the one with the dehu cover photo has…"
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John Proctor commented on Blake Reid's blog post Managing Mold & Humidity (in Hawaii)
"Nice post -- much better than the one that only showed the dehumidifier."
Thursday
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Full Circle Urban Forestry: Introducing Urban Wood Opportunities - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

December 5, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Many common urban tree removal practices in the United States view felled urban trees as costly…See More
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Brett Little replied to Brett Little's discussion Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home
"You know utilities are pretty complex, especially in IL, however it looks like just about 6.8 cents…"
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yassin chahdi replied to Gary Wright's discussion Radiant Barrier Southeast
"It’s hard to choose on of these as most of the time the reviews and buying guides found on…"
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Bruce Fillmore replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
"In my opinion venting into any soffit is a bad idea, it usually requires a sharp bend to get into…"
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Tray Biasiolli replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
"I'd agree with Sean - we get wind effects regularly when measuring ventilation fan intake at…"
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