Hugh Stearns
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Hugh Stearns shared Elisa Wood's blog post on Facebook
Mar 23, 2012
Hugh Stearns replied to allen p tanner's discussion The end of profits for Auditors/raters
"As a contractor, when we start working on a bid for a large project, we will use rules of thumb to estimate costs.  This is a very handy tool that helps catch mistakes and provides direction.  We would never give out a proposal based on…"
Dec 2, 2011
Hugh Stearns replied to allen p tanner's discussion The end of profits for Auditors/raters
"Phil, Do you suppose that because a home is built by the same company in the same neighborhood that it is going to have identical problems? Really?  Have you ever been in the field?  "
Dec 2, 2011
Hugh Stearns replied to allen p tanner's discussion The end of profits for Auditors/raters
"Unfortunately, that 6 day wonder is tarnishing everyone's reputation and confidence in what we do.  If we are to be an "industry" we must establish standards in terms of knowledge, workmanship and ethics.  I have been a…"
Dec 2, 2011
Hugh Stearns replied to allen p tanner's discussion The end of profits for Auditors/raters
"Well organized industries often do a good job of protecting the value of their trade.  What do you think the solution is?  I did not follow the "as with any government run enterprise..." comment.  Is you business…"
Nov 30, 2011
Hugh Stearns joined Tom White's group
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Weatherization

Share your concerns and successes as a weatherization professional, or information for this community.
Nov 29, 2011
Hugh Stearns joined James Sayers's group
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Marketing Energy Efficiency

Sharing ideas, tools and examples of promoting energy efficiency to consumersSee More
Nov 29, 2011
Hugh Stearns joined Sean Lintow Sr's group
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Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
Nov 29, 2011
Hugh Stearns commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Google quits smart meters. Anyone care?
"As impressive as Google is for what it is has accomplished, it is almost as impressive what it has botched.  It is almost as if the company were run by a couple of impetuous ADHD kids.  Oh yeah, they are.   Not only is this an…"
Jul 11, 2011
Hugh Stearns replied to Tom White's discussion Ventilation and ERVs--Yellow Flag?
"I would consider a safer house an aspect of ROI. I think that it is incumbent upon us to be able to quantify the various components of ROI. In this case we are looking at at least three variables (up front cost, monthly cost, % removed toxins.) The…"
Nov 15, 2010
Hugh Stearns replied to Tom White's discussion Ventilation and ERVs--Yellow Flag?
"The statement "Some contractors use ERVs in place of bathroom and kitchen fans that are meant to exhaust moisture, but most ERV's capture and return the moisture--and other unwanted vapors like formaldehyde--back to the living space."…"
Nov 8, 2010
Hugh Stearns replied to Tom White's discussion Ventilation and ERVs--Yellow Flag?
"If ERVs capture and return the moisture to the building, why do they make a lot of sense in hot-humid climates?"
Nov 2, 2010
Hugh Stearns is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Nov 2, 2010

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