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Insulating with *Updated* (an oxymoron, right!) knob and tube wiring

Hi everyone, I live in New York State and haven't been able to find good information on whether or not we can get our house insulated.  I'…

Started by Ethan Bodnaruk in Weatherization

8 Mar 29, 2014
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Open cell foam and cellulose... Can they work together?

Greetings everyone!    I have a client who would like to have two inches of open cell foam in the attic flat, and then 10 inches of cellul…

Started by Luis Hernandez in General Forum

11 Mar 29, 2014
Reply by Richard Beyer

AI Res. Green and Energy Efficient Addendum

The Appraisal Institute made the AI Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum fillable.  Check out the new version that makes it easy…

Started by Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA in General Forum

0 Mar 29, 2014

Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture

I have an older redwood sided home that has the siding nailed directly onto the framing. There's a layer of felt paper over the framing, bu…

Started by Dan Antonioli in General Forum

8 Mar 27, 2014
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HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction

Is anyone aware of HERS tracking 5 years or more after new construction?  I am looking for a study that may provide how valid the HERS rati…

Started by Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA in RESNET Modeling & Rating

18 Mar 27, 2014
Reply by Brett Little

Basement Renovation - Concerns & Ideas

Good morning pros! I am bidding on a basement renovation of a two story brick home in Arlington, VA. The first story is partially below gr…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in General Forum

1 Mar 26, 2014
Reply by Richard Beyer

LAST CHANCE: March Madness: 2 for 1 BSP Deal!

For the next five days, when you buy the Building Science Principles (BSP) exam, get the BSP Reference Guide for FREE! The BSP certificat…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Mar 26, 2014

UV light in Furnace?

Had our furnace and air ducts cleaned today for the first time in years; could have spun an entire dog from all the embedded hair.  The ser…

Started by Home Energy Magazine in HVAC

29 Mar 25, 2014
Reply by Brett Little

Looking for Residential Energy Usage Data Tracking Alternatives

I'm trying to find a cost-effective solution to track reductions in energy use for residential energy efficiency improvements (the informat…

Started by Jennifer Weiss in General Forum

11 Mar 25, 2014
Reply by Jennifer Weiss

Electrical Efficiency for Gas Furnaces.

I've noticed my new furnace uses about the same electrical power to operate as my old furnace, even though the new furnace (44k) is 1/2 the…

Started by Bob Blanchette in General Forum

2 Mar 20, 2014
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