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Looking for an Engineer who can design for Advanced Framing/Optional Value Engineering in Seismic area

Hi, I have an associate who is looking for a structural engineer who can/is willing to design a home with AF/OVE in the Los Angeles, CA bas…

Started by Dav Camras

2 Aug 1
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History of Microgrids in the US: From Pearl Street to Plug-and-Play

While it may seem that microgrids are new, they have been around in some form for years, going back to Thomas Edison’s Pearl Street Statio…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Aug 1

Measuring the Health Benefits of Energy Efficiency Programs

Check out this great article in the Summer 2019 issue of Home Energy magazine: Measuring the Health Benefits of Energy Efficiency Programs

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Jul 29

How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help

A local business has the main duct plenums for return and supply located outside going to an RTU furnace/AC on the ground. Two trunks aroun…

Started by Daniel Baur-McGuire

13 Jul 29
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ACEEE City Clean Energy Scorecard

Did you know that cities account for two-thirds of the world's energy demand and 70% of energy-related emissions? All the more reason to c…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Jul 26

Convert BTU/hr in a Manual J to actual fuel usages

I cannot find any conversion table that translates the BTU/hr heat loss in a Manual J report to the amount of fuel required to heat the bui…

Started by Dan Wise

17 Jul 25
Reply by Richard McGrath

Energy efficiency can be a tool for economic development << Yale Climate Connections

Check out this interview with Mary Shoemaker from ACEEE on Yale Climate Connections:  Energy efficiency can be a tool for economic developm…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Jul 11

Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?

I'm a real estate broker that became certified as BPI building analyst to provide energy audits for my clients when buying a home.  Since t…

Started by Rob Madden

13 Jul 8
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Home touted as one of the most efficient in America. Is it?

This is an interesting case study: A Lake Wales, FL home is touted as one of the most efficient in North America. According to Residential…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

7 Jul 6
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Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

We just had 2 mini split air conditioners put in our home, which previously did not have air conditioning.  We have ceiling fans in every r…

Started by Beverly Lerch

17 Jul 5
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