Hal Skinner
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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 on Wednesday.

How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?
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I am asking this as I do not recall anyone speaking of any study to this end.  Many comments about adding insulation under a house with a crawl space and the benefits of doing that.  I do not recall…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Skinner Sep 4.

A funny story about a Radiant Control Coating in a hospital

In the 30 years I have worked with our Radiant Control Coating, I have encountered some cute and funny events.There is a cute story that goes with this picture.…Continue

Started Aug 9

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

 

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Craig Bird replied to Hal Skinner's discussion What this RCC will do on an exterior wall compared to standard paint. in the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
"I agree and studies done will agree with you in those cases too - it makes sense when there is little to no insulation in the wall. You got a bigger piece of pie to bite from. Small pie, small bite."
7 hours ago
Hal Skinner replied to Hal Skinner's discussion What this RCC will do on an exterior wall compared to standard paint. in the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
"You might want to check out this discussion in my group. http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/group/radiant-control-coatings-and-their-many-uses/forum/topics/our-rcc-videos-test-and-resulting-energy-calcs In the part where UNLV did the study om our…"
12 hours ago
Craig Bird replied to Hal Skinner's discussion What this RCC will do on an exterior wall compared to standard paint. in the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
"In this scenario the walls were made of R35 rigid foam. Even if ex-employee of big energy company calculated a 50% reduction in heat transfer through the walls(and was accurate), that in itself doesn't mean anything. 50% of barely anything, is…"
13 hours ago
Craig Bird replied to Hal Skinner's discussion What this RCC will do on an exterior wall compared to standard paint. in the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
"Actually emissivity rating doesn't make much of a difference between coatings because almost all coatings (and all construction materials except clean bare metals) have an emissivity value around 0.9. Anyways, your example still doesn't…"
Saturday
Hal Skinner replied to Hal Skinner's discussion What this RCC will do on an exterior wall compared to standard paint. in the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
"Craig, here is a list of an index of reflectivity of different colors.  I did not see any listing of thermal emissivity.  That is very important. Here is our coatings stats; Reflectivity -   0.83 (83%) Emissivity…"
Saturday
Craig Bird replied to Hal Skinner's discussion What this RCC will do on an exterior wall compared to standard paint. in the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
"Again, this test doesn't mean much without a third sensor installed on a section of regular white paint."
Saturday
Hal Skinner replied to Hal Skinner's discussion What this RCC will do on an exterior wall compared to standard paint. in the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
"Hi Craig, Here is an example from a commercial I did. Measrement taken 3 inches off the exterior wall into 8 inch 'Superfoam'.  I believe they said it was R-35 foam. Bare temp  -  58 degrees RCC temp  -  38…"
Saturday
Craig Bird replied to Hal Skinner's discussion What this RCC will do on an exterior wall compared to standard paint. in the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
"Have you ever taken a 'rule of thumb' measurement of how many degrees from ambient standard white paint would be? Seems like that would be the real test of the effectiveness of the RCC paint. Another interesting test would be how much the…"
Friday
Hal Skinner added a discussion to the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
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What this RCC will do on an exterior wal compared to standard paint.

On this particular discussion I can only speak for the RCC I have worked with for all these years.The largest number of applications I have done or supervised is to residential exterior walls.Here is a simple 'Rule of thumb' testing method to see what this RCC will do compared to standard paint already on the home. Take a surface temperature of the existing paint.  Whatever the ambient air temperature is at that moment, the temperature of the wall coated with our RCC will be within 3 to 5…See More
Friday
Hal Skinner replied to George Kopf's discussion Extremely long wait for hot water
"When it comes to remodeling, nobody knows nothin til ya open up the wall!  lol   :"" AW MAN!  Where the h--- is THAT pipe goin to???"  Yup been there done that. :)"
Thursday
Hal Skinner replied to George Kopf's discussion Extremely long wait for hot water
"Hi George. Are we looking at 2 tankless wter heaters that are NOT located very near where the hot water faucets are, very near the kitchen, very near ther bathrooms?  Would relocating them closer to those areas be an option?  Sounds like…"
Thursday
Hal Skinner added a discussion to the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
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The ice cream freezer and Grandma's house

So you will understand a little better how an RCC works.  I am going to describe two scenarios and ask you if you have ever experienced them.1.  It's 100 degrees outside.  You want some ice cream.  You go to the supermarket, open the glass door of the ice cream freezer.  You stand there with the door open, within a couple feet of the freezer, for several seconds enjoying that cold coming out .  It feels SOOO good.Everyone has done this, including me.2.  Everyone has known someone with an old…See More
Wednesday
Hal Skinner replied to Hal Skinner's discussion Has Lead Based Paint ever stopped you on an energy upgrade?
"Good morning Sean. Yes I do know you need to be certified to do anything with LBP, asbestos too for that matter.  We all know that unsrupulous remodeling contractors will remove it without certification and simply toss it in with the other…"
Wednesday
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Hal Skinner's discussion Has Lead Based Paint ever stopped you on an energy upgrade?
"You do know you need to be a certified Lead Renovator to even do a contract on a pre-78 house (under most circumstances) unless it has already been tested by a third-party to be free of lead?…"
Sep 10
Hal Skinner replied to Hal Skinner's discussion 'See through' Radiant Barrier window attachment?
Sep 9
Hal Skinner posted a discussion

Has Lead Based Paint ever stopped you on an energy upgrade?

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 slam the brakes on everything? Has that happened to anyone here?  What did you do?There is only 2 options I know of;  Remove or encapsulate.  Removal requires an abatement contractor and that is usually crazy expensive.  Encapsulation is usually far less expensive but seems to be the least desired of…See More
Sep 9

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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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Craig Bird replied to Hal Skinner's discussion What this RCC will do on an exterior wall compared to standard paint. in the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
"I agree and studies done will agree with you in those cases too - it makes sense when there is…"
7 hours ago
Hal Skinner replied to Hal Skinner's discussion What this RCC will do on an exterior wall compared to standard paint. in the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
"You might want to check out this discussion in my…"
12 hours ago
Craig Bird replied to Hal Skinner's discussion What this RCC will do on an exterior wall compared to standard paint. in the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
"In this scenario the walls were made of R35 rigid foam. Even if ex-employee of big energy company…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Kevin Jordan's discussion air infiltration total
"Sorry I don't have anything handy but pull a search for EqLA equivalent leakage…"
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Erik Henson commented on Andrew Navolio's blog post MEEA assists with Home Energy Certification programs
"It seems to me like we are trying to re-invent the wheel.  There are several available…"
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Craig Bird replied to Hal Skinner's discussion What this RCC will do on an exterior wall compared to standard paint. in the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
"Actually emissivity rating doesn't make much of a difference between coatings because almost…"
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