“I don’t get it why would we want to make the house so tight that you would need ventilation?” I was asked this question by a potential customer. I think that this is certainly valid question. I…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Shankle Sep 8, 2012.
To test, or not to test, that is the question: Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Protocols, Or to take Arms against a Sea of Air Infiltration, And by…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Price Mar 22, 2012.
The Three Laws of Home Performance Contractor
A performance contractor must do no harm through action or in action.
A performance contractor must follow the principles of building science unless they are in conflict with the first law
A performance contractor must protect…
Posted on November 13, 2012 at 10:33pm — 6 Comments
Building Science is not really science; it is more of a concept. While the concepts were developed by scientists the system itself is not really hard science. The concepts are generally employed by building analysts and construction professionals. While I consider myself a student of building science I do not consider myself a building scientist. I am simply a tradesman with special training. While some in the field might have different opinions about their role in this industry I am…Continue
Posted on October 29, 2012 at 11:26pm — 7 Comments
I have a theory for what the N stands for in the N factor but really no clue. I understand what the n factor intends to do and how to use it but fail to understand how it applies in the real world and in particular to San Diego.
The N factor is a correction number that smooths the data for blower door numbers in multiple climate zones of homes of different size and height and brings the homes into a level playing field. We then can use this number…
Posted on October 6, 2012 at 11:20am — 7 Comments
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