Ken Girdley
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Ken Girdley replied to Jennifer Rupnow's discussion Crawlspaces & Barriers: Installation Standards / Best Practices for BPI Professionals & Contractors ? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Hi Jennifer, Glad to hear that you are friends with the contractor and just trying to gain information.  His installation is not "best practice" but it is an accepted installation method.  As I mentioned in a previous post, best…"
May 16, 2012
Ken Girdley replied to Jennifer Rupnow's discussion Crawlspaces & Barriers: Installation Standards / Best Practices for BPI Professionals & Contractors ? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Debra,  being a BPI certfied contractor, I agree but Jennifer didn't provide enough information for us to accurately assess the conditions so I stand by my 90% statement.  By the way, code is for new construction.  This is an…"
May 16, 2012
Ken Girdley replied to Jennifer Rupnow's discussion Crawlspace Vapor Barrier: Install Correction and Future Guidance in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"This is an unconditioned, vented crawl space."
May 16, 2012
Ken Girdley joined Sean Lintow Sr's group
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Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
May 16, 2012
Ken Girdley replied to Jennifer Rupnow's discussion Crawlspaces & Barriers: Installation Standards / Best Practices for BPI Professionals & Contractors ? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Yes, the purpose of the barrier is to trap the moisture to keep it from getting into the conditioned space.  That is why best practice tells us that we run the membrane up the foundation wall, terminate it approximately 6 inches below the mud…"
May 16, 2012
Ken Girdley replied to Jennifer Rupnow's discussion Crawlspaces & Barriers: Installation Standards / Best Practices for BPI Professionals & Contractors ? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Jennifer,  I'm curious why you made this post.  Are you trying to help the homeowner get compensation from the contractor?  Are you trying to assist the homeowner with legal action?  Are you trying to help the contractor get…"
May 16, 2012
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Building Performance Institute (BPI)

BPI is the nation's premier standards development, quality assurance and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work.See More
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Ken Girdley is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Feb 9, 2011

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GreenBuild Customs & Services
Professional Certification
CM, PMP, BPI, GPR-NH, GPR-EH, HERS
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Sustainable building consultation
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http://greenbuildcustoms.com

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At 1:50pm on February 9, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Ken,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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