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BPI Training

Hey all, business is a little slow for me these days and I've been considering going through a BPI certification program. I'm in Washington state and have a small weatherization and residential energy services company. So far the utilities in my area don't require it to work on their programs. They also haven't designed any programs around the certification. Does anyone out there have an opinion on the certification and it's marketability they'd like to offer up? Thanks, Andrew

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Blow machines

Does anyone have any input on what would be the best weatherization blow machine out there? I would like to have a machine that is primarily used for Retro fit walls and attic, but can also blow fiberglass. I have had PTO diven machines, independant motor machines, but never an electric. I would be interested in hearing feedback.

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WAP In DC

I was fortunate and honored to particiapate in the recent Whie House event that was intended to be a platform for highlighting the benefits the Weatherization program brings to the entire Weatherization network, both for non-profit and for profit businesses. The number of people in attendance showed the dedication and support for this very needed program. The budget allotted by the Government for this and next year is bismal and disheartening. Please reach out to your representatives and let…

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You might be a energy auditor if:

You might be an energy auditor if...  - You use your blower door to dry out your house after it gets flooded.  - You perform a restaurant lighting audit while waiting to be served.  - You educate smokers by having them blow on your CO detector and set off the 35ppm alarm.  - You lift the toilet tank lid off to inspect (and maybe adjust) the flush efficiency.  - You don't look in the medicine chest at someone's home, you look at the gpm rating on the shower head. You might be a redneck energy…

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