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Help with OpenStudio/EnergyPlus

A bit new to the Open/Studio/EnergyPlus world and I am seeking some help. I have downloaded the residential prototype IDF files. I get an e…

Started by Kerry Haglund

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Floor I joists and properly installed insulation

Every single time I do an audit where the house has I joists instead of regular floor joists I see this issue. Either the insulation batts…

Started by Robin Henry

29 Jan 16
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Condensation Quick Fix

Last year I built a barn out of full dimensional timbers. The roof is a simple 7/8" corrugated over purlins with no moisture barrier. The u…

Started by Dan Antonioli

12 Jan 13
Reply by Sean Wiens

Denver Home Energy Score Pilot Evaluation Report

In the spring of 2018, the City and County of Denver’s Department of Public Health and the Environment launched a home energy label pilot p…

Started by Julie Saporito

8 Jan 9
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Green Button Connect

Does anyone have any experience utilizing utility data from Green Button Connect? I've used the Green Button where the customer downloads t…

Started by Rob Buchanan

3 Jan 6
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New EE single fam home financing in NY

Can anyone help w/ info about special financing for new construction of highly EE single fam home in Brooklyn? Programs, rates?  Thank you!

Started by Debra Little

2 Jan 6
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Congress Extends Federal Energy Efficient Homes Tax Credit

RESNET published an informative article explaining the extension of the Federal Energy Efficient Homes Tax Credit. The federal 45L tax cred…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Jan 2

Assessing the true end user price of installing a new boiler?

Hi there, I often get quizzed over the true cost to the user of installing a new boiler.  It seems to me consumers do not understand the co…

Started by Tom Smith

8 Dec 31
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Why save electricity?

Why is it important to save electricity? Is it money or the environment? Mix of both? https://financialwolves.com/why-should-we-save-elect

Started by Kyle Baker

0 Dec 31, 2019

Installing High Efficiency Equipment....?

We hear all to often from home owners who bought expensive high eff. equipment that neither saved them money nor met their comfort requirem…

Started by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr.

5 Dec 5, 2019
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Capillary break retrofit

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Help with OpenStudio/EnergyPlus

Started by Kerry Haglund in General Forum. Last reply by Kerry Haglund on Thursday. 1 Reply

Insulating Chilled/Cold Water Lines

Started by Sean Wiens in HVAC. Last reply by Sean Wiens Jan 20. 10 Replies

What's the Most Profitable HVAC Job for Your Company?

Started by Wayne Melancon in HVAC. Last reply by bebelyn accessdoors Jan 16. 5 Replies

Looking for a Rater in Sacramento Area

Started by Brian A McFadden in BPI. Last reply by Building Performance Institute Jan 14. 1 Reply

Hydronic System Critique

Started by Sean Wiens in HVAC. Last reply by Sean Wiens Jan 14. 8 Replies

Condensation Quick Fix

Started by Dan Antonioli in General Forum. Last reply by Sean Wiens Jan 13. 12 Replies

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