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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
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Fire sprinklers & air infiltration?

The housing industry is continuously trying to make houses tighter.  This will continue coming up as an issue for the sprinkler industry un…

Started by Kent Mitchell in General Forum

9 Mar 20, 2014
Reply by Ed Minch

Rigid Foam (Polyiso) as a Weather-Resistive Barrier

Hello pros! I have done much reading on the subject and am still in need of a final round of feedback on using foil-faced polysio board as…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in General Forum

10 Mar 18, 2014
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Weatherization Assistance Program

Our Home Performance Company recently started working with our local WAP program bidding on jobs that the local WAP program audited. We use…

Started by Noah Glatfelter in Weatherization

0 Mar 18, 2014

Bad floor insulation installation

 We are seeing this more and more... 9" of insulation flush on the bottom of a 12" or 14" floor joist cavity.  No contact with conditioned…

Started by Kent Mitchell in General Forum

5 Mar 18, 2014
Reply by Bud Poll

Closed-Cell Foam & Brick Walls

Hello Pros. I have been reading up on the use of closed-cell foam applied to brick (foundation) walls. I live and do business in northern…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in General Forum

4 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

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