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Brian Robinson replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"Spray foam & intumescent paint the interior of the foundation walls to air seal & insulate.  Seal & insulate the ductwork.  Mother earth is "giving" you 50+/- degrees alreadythru the floor so don't fret about the…"
May 12
Brian Robinson replied to Michael Robinson's discussion Insulating and air sealing a finished attic
"I'd consider keeping the thermal & pressure/air boundary at the roof deck (take advantage of the relatively tight roof deck) and install a sealed/taped Intello membrane as an air barrier.  Please meake sure you add enough insulation to…"
Apr 1
Brian Robinson replied to Jack Baikoff's discussion Vermiculite in the fireplace
"All that really matters is to assume it's an ACM until "proven" otherwise or professionally remediated & tested clear by an industial hygenist. Testing is free from the ZAI Trust for vermiculite anywhere in a home & they pay…"
Feb 29
Brian Robinson replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Vapor Barrier on top of basement concrete floor
"Curious as to why "trapping moisture" against concrete is likely to be problematic.  Can  you please share?  Many thanks."
Jan 7
Brian Robinson replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
"Precisely Ted, Demand reduction trumps production efficiency every time because its forever!   Still love the hybrid electric (Heat Pump) water heaters though as you get the best of both worlds, presuming you don't have access to low cost…"
May 23, 2014
Brian Robinson replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"We've used the shower start type devices for about 6 years and found they work great!  Especially if HO has kids that might not be as mindful to monitor the shower temp closely while waiting.  Other big plus is that when connected in…"
May 8, 2014
Brian Robinson 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 8, 2014
Brian Robinson replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
"Keep in mind the additional delay induced by not having a ready supply of hat water in the tank, the possibility of the "cold water sandwich" effect, the importance of matching historical flow rates / temp rise.  IMHO it always makes…"
May 2, 2014
Brian Robinson posted a photo

Modular Home: Window behind sheet rock

Client was astounded that their builder never insulated within the framing for a potential window in their 10 year old modular home. See customer hand prints on sheet rock where they could actually "feel the cold".
Sep 30, 2013
Brian Robinson replied to Jack Baikoff's discussion Vermiculite in the fireplace
"I'd check with the local installers as to when the orig. install was and what product they were using.  Grace, etc. stopped producing / selling ACM vermiculite in the mid. 90's. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermiculite Best,"
Sep 30, 2013
Brian Robinson replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Removal of bad smells from mold contaminated attic
"You may wish to try limeprime by earthpaint.net."
Aug 1, 2013
Brian Robinson replied to Johnny Ritzo's discussion Selecting a Water Heater
"Are including the Efficiency Maine cash rebates of up to $300 in your calculation?  Are you sure each of these units will actually supply enough hot water to meet peak demand?  Have you thought about annualized lifecycle cost =…"
Jun 13, 2013
Brian Robinson commented on Tom White's video
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Green Building Entrepreneur: Shane Gring- BOULD

"At Evergreen Home Performance LLC in Rockland ME, we have been involved in 2 recent Habitat builds. We were pleased to volunteer our time and talent to ensuring that tight very well insulated and adequately ventilated houses were…"
May 26, 2013
Brian Robinson replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Stump the Chump - March 2013
"Perhaps the 2nd time around the local home performance hero (LHPH) decided to insulate the heating pipes and / or the foundation walls.  I am of course assuming the pipes were probably proximate to an un-insulated / un-air sealed…"
Mar 29, 2013
Brian Robinson commented on Tom DelConte's blog post Why Tankless, Hybrid Electric, and Solar Water Heaters Just Don't Work!
"Hi Tom, Not to worry, I'm not a native nor thin skinned. I suppose it is unusual that our clients like the idea of locking in a worry-free investment that yields 10% annually on each invested dollar, has a value to investment ratio of 1 to…"
Dec 21, 2012
Brian Robinson commented on Tom DelConte's blog post Why Tankless, Hybrid Electric, and Solar Water Heaters Just Don't Work!
"Tom, Interesting how you can determine all this by what you "see, just driving around."   I agree that the "price" of tanked resistance elec.DHW is lower but would counter that the "cos"t is actually higher.…"
Dec 21, 2012

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Evergreen Home Performance
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BPI Building Analyst , ME Certified Auditor & Wx Technician
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http://www.evergreenyourhome.com

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Kelly replied to Colin Genge's discussion What is the value of using a pressure pan to test outlets?
"Hi Colin, I like using the pressure pans at outlets to guide my inspections once I'm in the…"
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Leo Klisch commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Natural Gas is Becoming Less Attractive
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Kobus Niemand commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post A Healthy Home and a Healthy Bottom Line
"Thanks for the download! Great paper,  Homes receiving EE can experience increases in radon…"
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Jan Green replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Agreed Sandy on all counts!   HES and HERS will be confusing to everyone that doesn't…"
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"Modular Lifestyles has developed proven Net Zero factory built as a modular or his HUD code…"
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