Erik North
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Free Energy Maine, LLC
Professional Certification
BPI Building Analyst
Professional Interests
Energy auditing and building efficiency
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http://www.freeenergymaine.com
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http://energyauditingblog.com
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How Much Insulation Do You Need?

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 12:24pm 1 Comment

Author Note: Here's
 a link to the original post on
 Energy Auditing Blog.

Besides the obvious answer - MORE (but you knew that just based on your heating bills, didn't you?), how much insulation do you need? There are loads of different standards from Energy Star to PassivHaus to your dad ("about this much" ... holds hands…

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How Does Air Conditioning Work

Posted on May 12, 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Author Note: Here's
 a link to the original post on
 Energy Auditing Blog. Also, it was written to prove that a Mainer does understand air conditioning, at least for the 9 days a year we need it.

 

It's time to turn to cooling thoughts, even though Maine didn't actually get a winter this year. It's true; we had an…

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At 10:41pm on April 13, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Erik,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!


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Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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"The purlins are 1 3/4" thick. I believe the top chord of the trusses are 10" deep (but…"
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