Hal Skinner
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Any success getting landlords to energy upgrade a single family rental unit?
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Any success getting landlords to energy upgrade a single family rental unit? Multi-family dwelling units aside here.  Single family homes only.  How much success have you had convincing a ‘Landlord’…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette yesterday.

RCC as interior paint in a house that DOES have R-rated insulation.
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Here is a few pictures, a statement and a copy of the electric bill from a homeowner.  He had the interior walls and ceiling painted with the RCC. My first post of the RCC used as interior paint on a…Continue

Tags: REFLECTIVITY, ROOF, RADIANT, PAINT, INSULATION

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Skinner Oct 9.

An example of what an RCC can do with no R- insulation in the walls.
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I have had a handful of folks on this forum tell me, in effect,  that an RCC can do a very good job of insulating a wall with no R-rated insulation in it.  However, if there is R-rated insulation,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Skinner Sep 29.

Has Lead Based Paint ever stopped you on an energy upgrade?
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In the process of determining all the different things that a home energy rater suggests to a homeowner, if an LBP issue arises, is this a major hurdle to overcome or deal with?   Would that issue…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Skinner Sep 10.

 

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Bob Blanchette replied to Hal Skinner's discussion Any success getting landlords to energy upgrade a single family rental unit?
"Sell utility subsidized services to the tenants. It has to pay back within a year though."
yesterday
Tom Mallard replied to Hal Skinner's discussion How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?
"Thx, Robert. Being a PNWester where crawl spaces are moist or wet seasonally & some sites never dry out, dealing with that properly means dealing with pore pressure on the foundation at highest flow, that's the cause and typical is a…"
yesterday
Hal Skinner added a discussion to the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
yesterday
Hal Skinner replied to Hal Skinner's discussion How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?
"I can only speak for the one I have worked with over t6he years.  We have a certification for water vapor permeation.  W@e do not have one for air permeation.     Our coating has excellrent sealant qualities and it penetrates…"
yesterday
Hal Skinner replied to Hal Skinner's discussion How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?
"Hi George, I can see where this could be a HUGE issue in Canada.   We spray our RCC directly onto the underside of the wood floor and beams.  This stops the heat energy from radiating down to the cold dirt / baserment below.  We dont…"
yesterday
Tom DelConte replied to Hal Skinner's discussion How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?
"Tom: agreed, except if crawl space has gotten wet there may be mold which may require remediation. Tom DC"
yesterday
Robert Haverlock replied to Hal Skinner's discussion How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?
"I feel like I'm preaching to the choir! So here it goes. In recent years, Building America and others have done a lot of research around the country on crawl spaces.  Conventional wisdom on crawl spaces over the years has ranged from…"
Friday
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Any success getting landlords to energy upgrade a single family rental unit?

Any success getting landlords to energy upgrade a single family rental unit? Multi-family dwelling units aside here.  Single family homes only.  How much success have you had convincing a ‘Landlord’ rental unit owner to pay for energy upgrades to the rental unit? I had very limited success over the years with our Radiant Control Coating.  The landlords “Couldn’t care less what the utility bills are”.  They wanted their rent and that was the bottom line for them.  If utility incentives could be…See More
Thursday
Tom Mallard replied to Hal Skinner's discussion How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?
"And if you can't afford that, add thermal collection and you may not need to worry about how leaky it is ... that's a principle, homes don't have thermal collection, that's"
Thursday
Tom DelConte replied to Hal Skinner's discussion How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?
"The life cycle economics of a United States home is 75 years. Consequently, if the home is approaching this age it's better to brownfield it; to raze it and use the lot to build an uptodate energy efficient EnergyStar rated home. This is your…"
Thursday
Hal Skinner replied to Hal Skinner's discussion ENERGY SAVING USES OF RCC'S IN / ON /UNDER and near MOBILE HOMES in the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
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Hal Skinner replied to Ti Mougne's discussion Dirty Sock Syndrome in high efficiency HVAC units
"Not certain of the relevancy here but It brought back some memories.  The memories are all from commercial jobs where the overhead metal and flex ducting were dripping water and producing an odor.  Here is what we determined in those…"
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Chad Mcaulife replied to Hal Skinner's discussion How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?
"Of course 2" thick or more foam will make a difference even if attached to bottom of floor joist.  The  key is to also insulate to box sill and rim joist thus bringing the floor cavity within the thermal AND PRESSURE BOUNDRY. …"
Nov 13
Hal Skinner added a discussion to the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
Nov 11
Tom Mallard replied to Hal Skinner's discussion How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?
"I've found plenty of SW/LWIR coating companies in photonics most for lenses some for surfaces, and found that most spectrometers don't distinguish LWIR very well. To test radiance & conduction requires a good one for full spectral…"
Nov 7
Hal Skinner replied to Hal Skinner's discussion How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?
"Applying our RCC directly to the underside of a wood floor.  I think folks just have a misubderstanding of the different ways a RCC can function to stop or reduce heat energy flow.  Everyone knows they reflect the sun's heat energy as…"
Nov 7

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New Energy Star requirements for Cool Roof coatings

I was forwarded an email that originated from the Energy Star Heat Island group.  This was something I was not aware of.  I have changed the font to red for the main point of my own comments below the quoted part of the email.

 

"This call will provide an overview of the revised requirements for ENERGY STAR labeling of roofing products. The focus will be on the certification and verification processes. Beginning January 2011, labeling requires third- party…

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Posted on April 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

New applications for an Energy Star 'Cool Roof' coating.





I work with two contractors; one is in Denison Texas and the other in Sacramento, CA. …

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Posted on November 5, 2010 at 4:45pm

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