Bruce Chyka
  • Stilwell, KS
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Bruce Chyka replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Duct Testing - is a change in order? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"In my opinion there is only one way to measure duct leakage and it is as a percentage of fan flow. It can be measured directly, based on nominal airflow or using static pressure and fan curves. Pick one. Nominal would be the easiest, x% of 800 cfm =…"
Dec 20, 2013
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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
Dec 20, 2013
Bruce Chyka replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Installing additional supply runs from the main trunk.
"As a licensed HVAC contractor the key point to remember is its all about airflow. Does the airflow meet the comfort requirements of the area. If the area is not sealed and under insulated then the air flow from two registers is insufficient. Sealing…"
Aug 2, 2012
Bruce Chyka replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"Forgot my e-mail address Bruce@performanceplushomes.net website performanceplushomes.net"
Jul 12, 2012
Bruce Chyka replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"Tom, I'm an established BPI,RESNET Energy Auditor in the KC metro area. I too am interested in potentail opportunities to grow our business."
Jul 12, 2012
Bruce Chyka is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Apr 11, 2012

Profile Information

Company
Performance Plus Homes
Professional Certification
HERS Rater, BPI Building Analysit, Level I Thermographer
Professional Interests
Residential Green Certifications, Green Building Practices, Green Retrofit remodeling, Infrared Thermography, Farm Audits, EEM Mortgages
Website URL
http://www.performanceplushomes.net
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/performanceplushomesbrucechyka

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Jim Gunshinan commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal
"I had a revelation while attending Bruce Manclark's session of duct leak testing at the Energy…"
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George J. Nesbitt commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal
"Blower Door; the 2007 test was a depressurization test, and the 2014 a pressurization test, which…"
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George J. Nesbitt replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Plan, plan, plan, plan. The 1st step to is to understand the house, how it's built, the…"
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George J. Nesbitt posted an event

High Performance Windows - A Panel of Experts at Pyramid Alehouse`

April 26, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
Join a lively panel discussion on high performance windows. We'll cover some basics, as well as…See More
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Kaushal Bharath Raju replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Hi David, Thanks for pointing out Martin Holiday's article. I do not wish to engage in the…"
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David Eakin replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"More food for thought on this subject - read this (fairly) recent blog by one of the most respected…"
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Curt Kinder commented on Christopher Morin's blog post 5 Things New Energy Efficiency HVAC Contractors Need to Know
"You left out air distribution...Without at least a passing glance at how much air moves through the…"
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David Eakin replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"I mis-spoke - I was referring to the Midori House in Santa Cruz. Have an in-depth discussion with…"
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Kaushal Bharath Raju replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Hi David & Bud, $400/sqf > $300 sqf. The latter is the minimum cost of new construction in…"
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David Eakin replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Kaushal, There was a deep energy retrofit upgrade project (to Passive House standards) in San Jose…"
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Beyond Residential Testing at The Energy Conservatory

May 14, 2014 to May 16, 2014
The Energy Conservatory (TEC) is hosting a Beyond Residential Testing event. In addition we are…See More
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