Hal Skinner
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DOE feedback on rooftop units

Our energy efficient coating has been applied to rooftop AC units for around 30 years.  I see those units by the hundreds everywhere as I am sure everyone else has as well.A few weeks ago I asked the…Continue

Started Jun 11

Contractors teaming up with financial lenders

I ran this subject line past a few of the administrators.  They and I could not recall this subject getting discussed here.To start off I want to say I am NOT an expert on lending institutions or…Continue

Started Feb 19

'See through' Radiant Barrier window attachment?
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Liteline companies ‘In’Flector’I was introduced to this product around a month ago, however, it apperently has been around many years.  I had never heard of it and was wondering if anyone on this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Skinner Apr 5, 2012.

Energy analysis on converted steel storage containers?
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Many of the manufacturers insulate and add air conditioners to these units.  They are used as offices, school classrooms, conditioned storage buildings, mountain homes, etc.Anyone ever done an energy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Skinner Oct 20, 2011.

 

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Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
"This thread has certainly turned into what sounds like  a thread from a fire safety website than an energy conservation website.  Over the years, many studies have been conducted on the flammability of construction materials, wall…"
Jul 24
Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
"Richard, here is something else that might be pertinent. In my hundreds of conversations with our late distributor in Texas, we did discuss our coating applied to spray foam insulation.  He had around 25 years experience with our product at…"
Jul 22
Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
"On the MSDS for this foam product, is there a listing for 'Auto-ignition temperature' ? The auto-ignition temperature of the coating I work with is 'That of water'.  It is a Class A Type 1 fire retardant, flame spread…"
Jul 21
Hal Skinner replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Condenser placement effect on efficiency
"Hi Bob, I was given a report a handful of years ago by our coating distributor in Texas.   He gave me the following information. His neighbor had an ac unit with the condenser on the outside at ground level.  Two pipes ran up the…"
Jul 16
Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
"Hi Sean, Yes, the manufacturers provide that data.  However, there are other things involved in the real life applications that can change the actual performance of the material vs how it performed in the lab test. 1.  If the material is…"
Jul 12
Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
"I have never heard of a foam, product spontaneously combusting.   I did have an opportunity, about 20 years ago, to participate in flame spread testing of different foam materials found in acute hospitals.  There were many fire…"
Jul 11
Hal Skinner commented on James Sayers's group Marketing Energy Efficiency
"Hi Joshua, Have you contacted a local sporting goods store?  Was involved in adult and youth fast pitch softball for many years.  Thatys where we always ordered uniforms, jackets, hats etc.  Been many years since then but you might…"
Jul 7
Hal Skinner replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Concrete floor insulation details
"Not sure if this would have any bearing on your project at all. Thought I would mention it though. When we apply our coating on new concrete walls or new stucco, we always have to test the Ph level first. It must be no higher than 4, we prefer 3 or…"
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DOE feedback on rooftop units / efficiency

Our energy efficient coating has been applied to rooftop AC units for around 30 years.  I see those units by the hundreds everywhere as I am sure everyone else has as well.A few weeks ago I asked the DOE if any agency knew, or at least had a rough idea, how many buildings in the US had rooftop metal units and units that also had exposed ductwork. Here is the response they sent back.  Thought I would share it with anyone that might have an interest on this site. Thanks to Mr Gentry and the DOE…See More
Jun 11
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Contractors teaming up with financial lenders

I ran this subject line past a few of the administrators.  They and I could not recall this subject getting discussed here.To start off I want to say I am NOT an expert on lending institutions or anything that they do, per se.I will try and tell you what I saw  while working with a general contractor's sales people.In 2003,  as the engineering rep for the paint / coating I work with, our manufacturer sent me to Sacramento.  We had a brand new distributor who was a general building contractor. …See More
Feb 24
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Contractors teaming up financial lenders.

I ran this subject line past a few of the administrators.  They and I could not recall this subject getting discussed here.To start off I want to say I am NOT an expert on lending institutions or anything that they do, per se.I will try and tell you what I saw  while working with a general contractor's sales people.In 2003,  as the engineering rep for the paint / coating I work with, our manufacturer sent me to Sacramento.  We had a brand new distributor who was a general building contractor. …See More
Feb 19
Hal Skinner replied to daniel manriquez's discussion Residential Energy Efficiency displays in the group Marketing Energy Efficiency
"Hi Daniel, I have worked with an insulating coating for 30.  I have been a manufactures engineering rep for that product for almost all those years.  As a rep, some of m,y duties were to train and certify applicators / contractors and…"
Feb 12
Hal Skinner replied to Erin Hult's discussion LBNL looking for HVAC contractors that service Small Commercial
"Hi Tom. After re-reading my post, I kind of came off as giving all AC contractors a black eye and that was not what I meant to do.  That was my dealings with  a few dozen AC contractors in my area of Northern California.  I tried to…"
Feb 12

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MOBILE HOME ROOFS
FLAT ROOFS
MOBILE HOME EXTERIOR WALLS
SHINGLE PLY ROOFS
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ROOFTOP AC UNITS AND DUCTS
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ICE STORAGE BOXES
ICE CHESTS
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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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