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Scholarship Covering BPI Exam Fees Due Tomorrow!

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Nov 29, 2017. 0 Replies

Weatherization professionals: Need/want a new BPI certification or certificate? The Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship can be used to cover the costs of online and field exams for any of BPI's 14…Continue

The Truth About Windows?

Started by Joel Greenberg. Last reply by Carl Johnson Aug 30, 2016. 20 Replies

I just had another window salesman knock on my door and tell me that switching out my windows can save me 40% to 50% on my energy bills. When I pressed him, he said that's for switching out metal…Continue

BPI Training

Started by Andrew Vidal. Last reply by Ed Minch Jul 6, 2013. 3 Replies

Hey all, business is a little slow for me these days and I've been considering going through a BPI certification program. I'm in Washington state and have a small weatherization and residential…Continue

WAP In DC

Started by Bret Monroe. Last reply by Pat Dundon Jul 5, 2013. 3 Replies

I was fortunate and honored to particiapate in the recent Whie House event that was intended to be a platform for highlighting the benefits the Weatherization program brings to the entire…Continue

Blow machines

Started by Jeff Stuart. Last reply by Robert D York Jr Feb 24, 2013. 2 Replies

Does anyone have any input on what would be the best weatherization blow machine out there? I would like to have a machine that is primarily used for Retro fit walls and attic, but can also blow…Continue

What's Next for Weatherization: Community Energy Leadership

Started by Tom White. Last reply by Timothy DeLuca Nov 1, 2011. 4 Replies

I just posted another blog entry about the NCAF Energy conference, What's Next for Weatherization--Pioneers in Community Energy…Continue

Tags: NCAF, low-income, weatherization

What the heck is leveraging and why do we need it?

Started by Tom White. Last reply by Timothy DeLuca Oct 31, 2011. 1 Reply

John Howat, with the National Consumer Law Center, spoke today at the…Continue

Tags: leveraging, low_income, weatherization

You might be a energy auditor if:

Started by Matthew Redmond May 26, 2011. 0 Replies

You might be an energy auditor if...  - You use your blower door to dry out your house after it gets flooded.  - You perform a restaurant lighting audit while waiting to be served.  - You educate…Continue

Here's LBL Labs data on energy savings from Windows

Started by Wally Conway. Last reply by Jim Klebes Mar 25, 2011. 4 Replies

LBL window savings dataSome of this data is geeky, but it does give some insight into expected perfromance of different window…Continue

Mixed Climate Mobile Home Weatherization techniques

Started by Matthew Redmond. Last reply by Hal Skinner Mar 17, 2011. 5 Replies

I will be training Wx crews in mobile home techniques in a mixed climate southern state in two weeks. My question is " Why do some southern states not insulate MH bellies as part of their…Continue

 

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Discussion Forum

Scholarship Covering BPI Exam Fees Due Tomorrow!

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki Nov 29, 2017. 0 Replies

The Truth About Windows?

Started by Joel Greenberg. Last reply by Carl Johnson Aug 30, 2016. 20 Replies

BPI Training

Started by Andrew Vidal. Last reply by Ed Minch Jul 6, 2013. 3 Replies

WAP In DC

Started by Bret Monroe. Last reply by Pat Dundon Jul 5, 2013. 3 Replies

Blow machines

Started by Jeff Stuart. Last reply by Robert D York Jr Feb 24, 2013. 2 Replies

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