RESBlog - Technical

The Integrity of Green Buildings

April 23rd, 2013 - Posted by Michael Bowers LEED GA under Technical

Despite the current state of the global economy, green building continues to grow. According to McGraw-Hill Construction, the green building market is expected to more than double from 2010 to 2015, with nonresidential green building expected to triple. Although the intentions behind them are undoubtedly noble, there are flaws that need to be addressed in

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Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets

April 23rd, 2013 - Posted by Michael Bowers LEED GA under Technical

Water is one of the building blocks of life. However, in terms of your home or building, it is extremely destructive. The sources of water intrusion may be hard to track, but without proper diagnosis and remediation by trained professionals, water damage will pose a serious threat to your most valuable assets: your building, your

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The Importance of Properly Sizing A/C Units

April 23rd, 2013 - Posted by Michael Bowers LEED GA under Technical

When installing a new air conditioning system, one of the most overlooked aspects is sizing. For decades, HVAC contractors have been neglecting the process and, instead, taking various shortcuts to simply “get the job done”. Rather than taking the appropriate steps to calculate the correct size for an HVAC system, contractors often limit themselves to

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Understanding Black Mold

April 23rd, 2013 - Posted by Michael Bowers LEED GA under Technical

What is black mold? Black mold, which is also referred to as toxic mold is used to describe Stachybotrys, a genus of molds. Stachybotrys is an unpopular mold because of its ability to grow in interior of homes and buildings and the harmful effects it can have on the human body. Stachybotrys is known as

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The All-New 2013 Manual-S Speedsheet

April 9th, 2013 - Posted by Home Energy Partners under Posts and Views, Technical

Manual-S is being required by many building programs and local codes these days. The problem is, it’s really hard to tell whether the installing contractor actually followed the guidelines or not. It’s not that it’s impossible to confirm. It just takes a good deal of time, as well as a solid understanding of the HVAC

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Looking into taking an ENERGY STAR v.3 or ASHRAE course? Check out our self-paced, online offerings!

February 19th, 2013 - Posted by Meagan Foster under Technical

Join the EnergyLogic Academy for your online training needs – we offer multiple online, self-paced courses…including ENERGY STAR v.3, ASHRAE 62.2-2010, SketchUp, and WaterSense Inspector Trainings. Contact us at meagan.foster@nrglogic.com, or visit us here: http://energylogicacademy.com/. This post was submitted by Meagan Foster.

Blower Door, DG700, etc For Sale: $2,100

August 15th, 2011 - Posted by Audrey Evans under RESNET News, Technical

FOR SALE MINNEAPOLIS BLOWER DOOR MODEL 3 with DG-700 GAUGE (Owner’s Manuals Included) BONUS ITEM ONE: Extra Tubing BONUS ITEM TWO: Solar Transmission Meter ONLY USED TWICE $2,100 (plus shipping if necessary) Equipment now in Ruston, Northeast Louisiana PLEASE CONTACT: 318-251-3363 Jerry Fuller jerryl@bellsouth.net This post was submitted by Audrey Evans.