It seems like every single day Savoy Engineering Groups telephone rings with contractors who have just learned that their municipality now requires an ACCA Certified Manual J8 load calculation. These hard-working individuals are intimitaded by the new IECC requirements that are sweeping the US.

After having completed over 3000 Manual J projects that have been submitted to LEED, EnergyStar and numerous permit offices, Savoy Engineering Groups wants to let you, the homeowner, know that the ACCA Certified Manual J process is involved, but should not scare you.

Let us look at what are the required inputs for a Single-Family House when you see cooling equipment must be sized by an ACCA Certified Manual J8 load calculation following ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals.

Exact Building Orientation must be used instead of worse-case scenerio. Building Orientation can have a large impact on room loads depending on the time of day and season.

Winter/Summer Indoor/Outdoor design temperatures. IECC recommends 72 F heating, 75 F cooling. Outdoor design temperatures are based on ASHRAE weather tables and geographical location.

Sensible Heat Ratio is the sensible/latent split for the total equipment load. Most municipalities use a 70/30 sensible/latent split or 0.70

How tight is your House? For new construction, average or semi-tight is the proper selection. SIP and ICF buildings is tight, while older construction are semi-loose or loose. Does your residence have a fireplace?

How many people and appliances in your home? ASHRAE recommends # of bedrooms + 1. Is your home mechanically vented? ASHRAE recommends not to exceed 0.35 ACH.

Where is your Duct located? Ductwork located outside the thermal envelope will have duct gains and losses. The amount depends on whether its a crawlspace, basement, garage or unconditioned attic. Ductwork located inside the thermal envelope should not have duct gains and losses. Also duct

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For a long time, the Chinese children accept inculcation education while the American children are different. Generally speaking, the Chinese children are better at the test than American children, but cant exceed Americans on research.

In the United States, you may see toddler children everywhere. If the children fell, parents generally will not actively run up and bent over to bring children to their feet, and just ask them to up. Child sees no adults to help, and have to stand up, unless caused bleeding. No matter in the park, or in the street or aircraft of the aisle, can see a child in front staggered, parents follow to run.

American parents have paid much attention to communication with children. My American friend tells me that American parents pay great attention to the children’s communication. When children were born, parents try to learn to communicate with children, pass his parents’ feelings onto their children. Open the American newspapers, there are also articles encouraging parents to communicate with children, which says American parents have reached a consensus, If you want to cultivate a smart lovely kid, firstly you should learn to communicate with children. Parents dont need to worry about this exchange become unilateral will, because babies have the ability to relate to others, and would like to contact with you.

According to the American friends introduction, the American children live separately from parents when they are very young, children sleep alone in a room. Of course there will also be children afraid of loneliness. Children at the age of 18, will have to earn money to solve livelihood, this is not because parents have no money but let a child earn money soon independently.

After entering university, children can apply for credit CARDS, this is to learn to manage the money and pay the

A medication that is commonly used to treat stomach upsets and diarrhea, bismuth subsalicytate is sold under the brand name Pepto bismol in North America. Although anyone with an upset stomach can take pepto bismol, pregnancy is one condition where it needs to be used after consultation with the doctor. Stomach disorders, upset stomachs, constipation, hyper acidity, and diarrhea are digestion-related problems that most pregnant women are likely to suffer at one time or the other. At such times, they may be tempted to reach for the familiar pink liquid, but it would be better to avoid pepto bismol during pregnancy.

Millions of pregnant women have nausea and morning sickness during their pregnancy and try to alleviate these problems with pepto bismol, as pregnancy brings with it heartburn and indigestion too. Bismuth, the active ingredient in it forms a protective layer over stomach ulcers and shields them from stomach acid. Combined with its anti-bacterial properties, taking pepto bismol in pregnancy may appear to ease all digestion problems, but alternatives like bland diets are safer and have no side effects. Pepto bismol in the last trimester of the pregnancy is not recommended as it may interfere with normal delivery.

Constipation and change of color of the stools are common side effects of the use of pepto bismol. Hormonal changes in pregnancy tend to affect the movement in the gastro-intestinal passages, leading to acid reflux and a bloated feeling in the stomach.

An effective treatment that is used to treat diarrhea and stomach upsets during pregnancy is the BRAT diet. This diet involves eating foods that are low in fiber and relatively bland. BRAT is an acronym that stands for bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast. You could also have tea (BRATT) and yoghurt (BRATTY) as part of this diet.

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So, you have decided it is time to get pregnant and you can not ignore any longer the natural instinct to procreate and have your first baby. This can be a stressful time for any woman and I will look at 5 critical tips to help you get pregnant with the minimum of fuss and stress.

In order to increase your chances significantly and to ensure a healthy baby you should do yourself a favor and print out these tips and stick them on your fridge.

Tip 1 Folic Acid

Start taking folic acid now; point 4 mg of folic acid per day will enormously reduce your chances of having a baby with a neural tube defect such as spina bifida and you should ensure that you start taking it about 2/3 months before trying to conceive.

Tip 2 Fun Sex

You need to ensure that you are relaxed and having fun when having sex rather than heaping stress and pressure on you and your partner by only having sex with a view to getting pregnant. One will follow the other and you can not force this; just ensure that you inject a little excitement into your sex life by doing it at different times of the day or in a different room than your bedroom. And many experts believe that you increase your chances of getting pregnant by lying down for up to 5 minutes after intercourse in order to allow the sperm to make it’s date with destiny.

Tip 3 Make Love During Your Fertile Period

This covers the time leading up to ovulation and includes the 5/6 days prior to ovulation.

Tip 4 Keep a Menstrual Calendar

It is important that you are organized and know precisely when

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Born in 1488 as Ursula Southeil, Mother Shipton came to be known as one of the most famous soothsayers in history. She was born in a cave in Knaresborough, Yorkshire and was said to been absolutely hideous to look at, but apparently had a knack for prophesy. She told fortunes for the locals, while on the side writing her predictions about the world at large.

While the majority of her predictions dealt with local and regional issues, her flair for the dramatic was best illustrated in her predictions about London. Her work came out in two publications, both nearly 60 years after her death in 1561.

She like other clairvoyants line Edgar Cayce and Maria Taigi, predicted great world changes in the years to come. She made general prediction centered on her region of the country but also had words for the greater world around her. Hers was one of the first well-documented cases of prediction, which included a vision for things inconceivable in her time. She predicted electronic communication, motorized vehicles, and tunnels that went through entire mountains, transportation under water. She also predicted that men would fly, cruise around the world in Iron Ships and that great discoveries of gold would be made in countries not yet discovered.

Her most famous prediction it is told, mentioned the Great Fire of London, which occurred inside the walls of the medieval roman cities and nearly burned the entire city to the ground. Samuel Pepys, a Member of Parliament and Naval administrator noted that when the great fire occurred, Mother Shipton had been the one to accurately foretell it. Her last prediction concerning the end of the world was that London would no longer exist prior to it.

So, those of you who wish to see the great city before it