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Spring 2013
HVAC Contractors: Survive and Prosper in Hard Times

HVAC Contractors: Survive and Prosper in Hard Times

The International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC 2009 and 2012) require HVAC ducts to be tested to prove a minimum leakage of a rather easily obtained 12 CFM/100 square feet of conditioned floor area. While many states and localities ...

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Quality Management Systems: Those Who Abandoned You May Come Home

Quality Management Systems: Those Who Abandoned You May Come Home

Month after month, you review your maintenance agreement numbers and find that they are dwindling each time you look at them. The last few years may have been tough in a lot of different areas ...

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Let's Play Stump the Chump!

Let's Play Stump the Chump!

Send in your stumpers! You know - that problem house, symptom or combination of symptoms that confounded the homeowner and challenged all your building science savvy to solve. Send BPI a description of the problem &...

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Winter 2013
Incorporating Home Performance into HVAC

Incorporating Home Performance into HVAC

On one hand, it would seem that for the HVAC contractor, incorporating home performance into his offering would be a natural progression. On the other hand, there are many obstacles to doing so, not least ...

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Sales Up, Profits Down? Wondering Why?

Sales Up, Profits Down? Wondering Why?

To understand the phenomenon of sales being up and profits being down, you first have to understand how 90–95% of current company owners in our industry got started. This may not be your story, but ...

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The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

HVAC for High-Performance Homes

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Let's Play Stump the Chump!

Let's Play Stump the Chump!

Send in your stumpers! You know - that problem house, symptom or combination of symptoms that confounded the homeowner and challenged all your building science savvy to solve. Send BPI a description of the problem &...

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Micro-housing for Veterans

Rob Solomon, on behalf of GoFundMe

Micro-housing for Veterans

That was our pledge in the military and in my time as a police officer. When you retire or move ...

A Closer Look at Connecticut's Zero Energy Homebuilding Competition

Amber Schilberg, on behalf of Energize Connecticut

A Closer Look at Connecticut's Zero Energy Homebuilding Competition

At the Better Buildings By Design conference, Ann Edminster spoke about the growing interest in net-zero-energy buildings saying, “This [...

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