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BBRN Peer Exchange Call Summaries - Great archive!

Have you joined any of the Better Building Residential Network's peer exchange calls? These topical calls are more discussion than webinar…

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DOE Home Energy Score

Is anybody out there using the DOE Home Energy Score?  If so, are you using it as a supplement to current WAP/home performance work or are…

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How would you insulate this roof?

I have a client who needs your help. In the early 80's, he and his wife built a beautiful off-grid home on a small island near Fort Myers,…

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Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?

For decades tankless water heaters haven't been worth the effort to install due to our artificially low cost of natural gas in the USA and…

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Psychrometric Chart Training

Looking through the various areas of this site, I didn't see too much information or training on Psychrometrics or the use of the Psychrome…

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Too many Heat Pump Water Heaters in a basement?

I recently met with the owner of a local rural inn to discuss performing a comprehensive energy assessment for him. He has been looking at…

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Dirty solar panels

No, not bad language, just dirt.  I've read that output can decline on the order of 15-20% with soiling.  I suspect most homeowners don't t…

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What complaints or suggestions do you have when it comes to LED lighting?

Hello Everyone! :) Knema is an online LED store, we source and manufacturer LED lighting, and we are interested in getting home professiona…

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Fixing a water heater?

I've been doing HP assessments for 12 years, but find myself a little limited in my knowledge of this issue. Here's the scenario: I do an i…

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Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF)

I would be very much interested in knowing, as professionals) how many members have had questions about Health Issues from EMF (Electro Mag…

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10 Oct 12
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Green Built Ranch House

3D modeling allows us to explore new energy efficiency concepts coupled with renewable resources such as solar and wind. This ranch house…

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Test out on a hot day

Was interested if members had a different approach to firing an atmospheric  boiler or furnace on a hot day, in order to test and inspect f…

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How would you insulate this roof?

Started by David Butler in General Forum. Last reply by David Butler 5 minutes ago. 28 Replies

Psychrometric Chart Training

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Dirty solar panels

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David Butler replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
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Bill Spikowski replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"In an earlier response, I noted that we COULD haul drinking water and use the water we collect off…"
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Bill Spikowski replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
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Bill Spikowski replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"The purlins are 1 3/4" thick. I believe the top chord of the trusses are 10" deep (but…"
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Bill Spikowski replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
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