"This has never been taught in my class. We teach that the ideal remedy is to upgrade to a sealed combustion appliance to eliminate the interaction of house pressure on the appliances. If this is not a reasonable upgrade then there are other…"
You are correct, it is becoming a big deal here. I recently heard from a past student who was trying to get his CCB license to become a energy auditor that the CCB told him he would also need a home inspectors license--I haven't heard…"
Home inspection licensing is different for each state, with some states not requiring any(scary). I can tell you in Oregon to get an home inspector license you first need to pass a general contractors test and get licensed then the…"
"This is a great question. I am both an Oregon certified home inspector and a BPI building analyst and Envelope professional. These certifications do have a lot of overlap and being a home inspector helped me greatly when studing for…"
A presentation by Greg Labbé in April 2014 on retrofitting vintage home for energy efficiency. He talked about basic building science, brick houses, movement of heat energy and moisture in and out of the house, air barrier and water barrier, house…