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Home Performance U.S. Tour: PROOF IS POSSIBLE
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Hey home performance heroes:Great news: Dow Building Solutions is sponsoring the kickoff of my Proof Is Possible U.S. Tour.  Each stop is a two-day event with workshops for homeowners,…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Blaine W Fox Feb 7.

CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
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ASHRAE 62.2-2013 in an Easy-to-Use Method!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd Hoener Sep 23, 2013.

QA/QC just made simple with Retrotec DM-32 manometer

OK everybody- I just participated in (and controlled) a blower door test 1000 miles away while I sat in the comfort of my office.  The ingredients: Google Hangout, a webcam, and the new Retrotec…Continue

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tedkidd replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"Lizzy bought one of those NuWave induction stoves.  I've always hated electric and loved gas.   I guess I have bias against induction that I wasn't aware of because even though there are all types of reviews raving about…"
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Colin Genge replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"Actually engineering the flow would make sense. Maybe they need to attach the hood to the pot lid; now there is totally new paradigm.  Air jets blowing upwards around the edge of the cooktop would help also. After all that, there is still a…"
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Bud Poll replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"Hi Jim, just to add to your example from another perspective, a capture hood should also be more than a flat surface with an exhaust hole in the middle and skirting around it.  Take for example the fireplace industry that has to produce a draft…"
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Jim Peck replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"Decades of experience in the Culinary realm give me a slightly different perspective.  It is the capture area of the hood that is of significance.  Installing sides will never go over, but if the hood were required to extend some…"
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Tom Conlon replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"Assuming all of us here agreed, whom do you think we will win over first: Appliance manufacturers or my wife?"
Apr 7
Colin Genge replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"Even when gas stoves DO have exhaust fans they capture a small % of the combustion products. Note when a boiling pot is on the outside burners, most of the steam bypasses the exhaust hood. Inside burners get more of the exhaust. Even with 250 CFM…"
Apr 7
Don Hynek replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"Frankly, I believe it's unconscionable that atmospheric appliances are still allowed by Code. When we moved into our current (100-year-old) house the VERY first change I made was to replace the atmospheric water heater with a power-vent…"
Apr 7
Teresa Coffman replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"Okay, thanks.  Good to know."
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How to Air Seal Your Attic: The Secret Home Improvement BEFORE Attic Insulation

Home Performance Diagnostics Author Corbett Lunsford gives a tour of an attic air sealing jobsite in Chicago, describing how and why to do this in your own home's attic- only serious DIY fanatics need apply. Using blower door testing, duct tightness…
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PROOF #004: Home Improvement for Cold Storage & Crawlspaces

This week Corbett finds a crazy cold room inside his client's condo, and recommends insulation despite conflicting advice from other contractors, because proof is possible! And he got some!
Feb 26
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Home Performance U.S. Tour: PROOF IS POSSIBLE

Hey home performance heroes:Great news: Dow Building Solutions is sponsoring the kickoff of my Proof Is Possible U.S. Tour.  Each stop is a two-day event with workshops for homeowners, realtors/appraisers/lenders, and contractors.  Our partners TruTech Tools and Retrotec are actively participating in the events by contributing hands-on tools.http://ProofIsPossible.comMy goal is to knit together the demand/supply/middlemen in each local market, and we…See More
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Blaine W Fox replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion Home Performance U.S. Tour: PROOF IS POSSIBLE
"My pleasure."
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Grant Dorris replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion Home Performance U.S. Tour: PROOF IS POSSIBLE
"Corbett, I would love to help you bring this event to Nashville, TN.  Let me know what I can do to help."
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PROOF IS POSSIBLE #002: Hot Attic Bliss is Not a Dessert, but You CAN Make It Yourself

This week's minute has Corbett Lunsford swooning over the attic air sealing and insulation work tested in an awesome mansion renovation in Chicago. Produced by Green Dream Group in Chicago.
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PROOF IS POSSIBLE #002: Hot Attic Bliss is Not a Dessert, but You CAN Make It Yourself

This week's minute has Corbett Lunsford swooning over the attic air sealing and insulation work tested in an awesome mansion renovation in Chicago. Produced by Green Dream Group in Chicago.
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Home Performance U.S. Tour: PROOF IS POSSIBLE

Hey home performance heroes:Great news: Dow Building Solutions is sponsoring the kickoff of my Proof Is Possible U.S. Tour.  Each stop is a two-day event with workshops for homeowners, realtors/appraisers/lenders, and contractors.  Our partners TruTech Tools and Retrotec are actively participating in the events by contributing hands-on tools.http://ProofIsPossible.comMy goal is to knit together the demand/supply/middlemen in each local market, and we…See More
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New APT Reports Energy Audit Software Delivers for Home Performance Pros

Home Performance Contractors get a new professional standard for creating unique client reports and improving workflow in APT (Automated Performance Testing) Reports

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From the author of this spring's critically acclaimed Home Performance…

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Posted on August 13, 2012 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

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At 3:51pm on January 28, 2013, Bruce Helft said…

Hello Corbett,

The typical model for whole house performance contracting in California places the owner of the General B Contractor license in charge of project management. Does your company, and are you aware of other smaller companies, use a model that places the energy auditor-rater in the project manager position, much like an interior decorator will sell the job and design benefits, get the job, and then sub-contract his/her preferred tradespeople to complete the work to the high level of standard they envision? I am interested to find successful examples of small sized (1 - 3) energy professional diagnosticians that have  businesses that sell the assessment service and vision for improvements, and then hire and manage the entire whole house upgrade project.

At 7:50pm on April 14, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Corbett,

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!


Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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