Ken Girdley
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Ken Girdley replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"Here is the California Climate Zones by Zip Codes http://www.energy.ca.gov/maps/renewable/building_climate_zones.html ."
Sep 21, 2015
Ken Girdley replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"Leave it to my beloved California to be different.  I'll bet the other 49 states use the DoE climate zones. Ken"
Sep 17, 2015
Ken Girdley replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"Thanks for sharing this, Keith. Just one question, are the DoE and CEC (California Energy Commission) climate zones different?  I live and work in 94024 (California CZ 4) but your listing shows it as CZ 3. Ken"
Sep 17, 2015
Ken Girdley replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"Hi Scott & Keith, Would you guys be willing to share your databases with the rest of us? Ken"
Sep 17, 2015
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
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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)

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Apr 14, 2011
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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,

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Victor Rols Lindsay commented on Diane Chojnowski's event Better Buildings Peer Exchange Call: Home Improvement Catalyst: Keeping the Ball Rolling with Homeowners by Delivering More Value
"Hi Diane, Unfortunately some of us are unable to partake in this webinar/ forum. Is there a…"
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Ken Summers replied to Gregory Cisco's discussion Abandoning under-slab HVAC ductwork which fills with groundwater seasonally.
"My largest concern is moisture. I have seen mold forming on interior walls in the heating season…"
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"Hi Sonja We provide home energy optimization services and provide a 5-year heating and cooling…"
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Introduction Since ancient times, wood burning has been used for heating in some capacity or other. Although, of late, wood stoves are thought of more as a decorative appliance than a heat source, in truth wood heat is still one of the most…
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