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Derating / Rating Old Insulation

Does anyone have a calculation or guide you follow to de-rate the r-value of existing insulation? I'm familiar with RESNET grading, but th…

Started by Haley Keegan

20 Jan 2
Reply by Shawn Siems

Coal Country Turning To Solar As Heating And Housing Costs Climb

Check out this great article and podcast discussing the Appalachia HEAT Squad, a home energy audit program through the nonprofit Fahe. The…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Jul 1, 2019

Easy Tests for HVAC during audit

I was looking to beef up my offerings for standard energy audit and feel like some quick screening tests for HVAC would be great. The only…

Started by Craig Bird

19 May 9, 2019
Reply by John White

WAP Network Discount for 2019 National HPC Conference

Hosted by ComEd Energy Efficiency Program and Franklin Energy, HPC is excited to announce that the 2019 National Home Performance Conferenc…

Started by Building Performance Association

0 Nov 7, 2018

Happy Weatherization Day to the WAP Network!

Thank you to the hard-working weatherization workers implementing the program in all 50 states. We're proud to work alongside the most qua…

Started by Building Performance Association

0 Oct 30, 2018

How to measure room pressures

Other then complying with SWS 6.6201.3a (No room will exceed +/- 3 pascals with reference to the outside with all interior doors closed and…

Started by Randall Olsen

20 Oct 5, 2018
Reply by John Proctor

Installing Smoke Detectors with Long Life Batteries

Weatherization or energy efficiency programs that visit a lot of homes often install/replace many smoke detectors to increase safety, and/o…

Started by Barbara Smith

1 Feb 2, 2018
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

OSHA rethinks the Confined Space in Construction Standard

Interesting read. OSHA is finally admitting that the majority of residential attics and crawl spaces do not meet the definition of a  confi…

Started by Matthew Redmond

1 Jul 6, 2017
Reply by Mike Pagozalski

Fireplace drafts

     The weather is getting cold and a lot of people do not understand the way a fireplace is designed.  In order to allow the smoke to dra…

Started by Beverly Lerch

17 Jan 2, 2017
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Lower Use of Portable Electric Space Heaters

Excessive use of portable electric space heaters causes high electric bills. So we would like to lower or eliminate use of portable electri…

Started by Barbara Smith

0 Nov 23, 2016

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Capillary break retrofit

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Help with OpenStudio/EnergyPlus

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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?

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Looking for a Rater in Sacramento Area

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Hydronic System Critique

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