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What is the expected lifetime of an LED?

Someone asked me how long LED last. I read in a LinkedIn group discussion ("Hot Buttons In Lighting") that EPA is considering lowering the…

Started by Jim Gunshinan in General Forum

17 Jul 23, 2012
Reply by Joseph Lamy

So, you're a 1st time LED ( luminiare) buyer...

A growing number of people are buying LED luminiares ( Lamps, bulbs) - Great- but choose wisely . Learn how to discern LED quality from poo…

Started by Dennis McCarthy in General Forum

5 Jul 21, 2012
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Which one is better? Hi-Velocity vs traditional Forced Air sol'ns for the home

I am guessing this topic has come up before however I am hoping some HVAC folks out there would help me understand the advantages and dis-a…

Started by g.domenico in General Forum

3 Jul 21, 2012
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Midwest energy professionals wanted

I live in the East but am part of well-financed movement in the Midwest, and I am interested in knowing who is active in Kansas, Nebraska,…

Started by Tom Strumolo in General Forum

9 Jul 19, 2012
Reply by David Holtzclaw

The commercial side, are we missing big opportunities?

Most of what is discussed here involves lowing energy costs for residential customers, hence the name HOME energy pros. The commercial cust…

Started by Bob Blanchette in General Forum

2 Jul 12, 2012
Reply by Bruce Navin

New Construction: Easing Builders into High Performance Construction

I've started a short video series to explain my work in high performance wall systems. Some quick background - my colleague Scott Hedges an…

Started by Greg La Vardera in General Forum

20 Jul 11, 2012
Reply by Greg La Vardera

Call for residential building speakers - Proposals due August 1, 2012

The Better Buildings: Better Business Conference, March 6-8, 2013 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is North America's largest event dedicated…

Started by Anna Svensson in General Forum

0 Jul 10, 2012

Simulate the fireplace during combustion safety testing or not???

Hello all, I have noticed that BPI Standards for combustion safety do not require the simulation of a fireplace using 300 cfm during worst…

Started by Johnny Mills in General Forum

11 Jul 7, 2012
Reply by Gary Baggett

Great example of the use of retrofit case studies

The Claremont Home Energy Retrofit Project, known by the awesome acronym CHERP, is one of the most successful community outreach programs I…

Started by Peter Troast in Marketing

1 Jul 6, 2012
Reply by Diane Chojnowski

Home Energy Score Launch

Our company is a regional partner organization for Home Energy Score and we are getting ready to launch the program this month.  I wanted t…

Started by Zachary Popkin in General Forum

53 Jul 6, 2012
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Speed Tips For Duct Airtightness Testing?

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What made this chimney fall down?

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How would you insulate this roof?

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Manual J (SD) for custom, luxury homes

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Quantitative methods for residential zoning

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