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Retrofitting a 1979 Home to NAHB Silver or Gold - Pending Cert

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Green Aug 20. 11 Replies

I'm excited to be the lone speaker for the last in a series of lectures for the Scottsdale Green Building Lecture Series!  The event is 6/2, Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef,…Continue

Adding Value for Energy Efficient Features During the Appraisal Process

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Green Mar 29, 2013. 4 Replies

Recently, I was asked to manage another realtors' listings and buyer clients while she went on vacation out of the country.  One of her listings was under contract, within the last couple of days, so…Continue

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Jan Green commented on Jan Green's blog post Wonky HVAC System
"It's not common to see this in Arizona.  I appreciate your feedback Kent.  The unit services the existing space plus the addition. Interesting comments John.  Appreciate your feedback and information.   I'll remember…"
Sep 16
Jan Green commented on Jan Green's blog post Attic sealing versus effective system balances
"I did not make a choice to leave the old insulation. The subject wasn't brought up.  Yes, I'm having to spend more money because the contractor told me (remember I'm not the expert here) that I could seal the ducts or remove the…"
Sep 16
John Nicholas commented on Jan Green's blog post Wonky HVAC System
"The unit in the back is a compressor for a split system HVAC unit. Could be furnace with AC or air source heat pump. The unit in front is a single package HVAC unit. Could be a furnace with AC or air source heat pump.  Does the home have…"
Sep 16
John Nicholas commented on Jan Green's blog post Attic sealing versus effective system balances
"Jan,  You have a typical problem for everyone dealing with contractors and spending money. You made  choice to spend money to spray the roof deck and leave the old insulation. Sometimes a problem, sometimes not.  Now you get an…"
Sep 16
Judy Rachel commented on Jan Green's blog post Attic sealing versus effective system balances
"What does the smell, smell like?  Dead animal?  Rotten eggs?  Fishy?  . . .  When the A part & B part of Icynene are not mixed in the correct proportions the Icynene can smell bad pretty much forever after…"
Sep 15
Kent Browning commented on Jan Green's blog post Wonky HVAC System
"This looks like a common type of system for Arizona.  Most of the time that package unit would be located on the roof and the ducts run down thru the roof. A lot of units installed that way were evap coolers that were replaced with an air…"
Sep 15
Jan Green commented on Jan Green's blog post Attic sealing versus effective system balances
"The smell was there event after cleaning ducts, so it is not in the ducts and appears to be the old cellulose.  I had an air test as I thought I might have mold, had it in a laundry room wall but General Contractor supposedly fixed so I was…"
Sep 12
Jan Green commented on Jan Green's blog post Wonky HVAC System
"We typically have these on stalled on roofs in AZ and I never see this type of set up in a residential home, one supply for air and one for return.  Very strange!"
Sep 12
Jan Green commented on Jan Green's blog post Attic sealing versus effective system balances
"Thank you Eric.  I had the ducts cleaned, then sealed, AFTER icynene and new AC installed.  Thought I had this figured out.  I would crawl this attic myself, but had back surgery and can't do that physically just yet, so may have…"
Sep 12
Eric Kjelshus commented on Jan Green's blog post Attic sealing versus effective system balances
"If I was there 1st) is to test air CO VOC dust temp RH.  2)nd Then look for dead things  mice rats birds bugs  may have vack the duct and suck out some of inside duct sealant.   3) smell is a hard one some times to find. A teck…"
Sep 12
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Jan Green commented on Jan Green's blog post Attic sealing versus effective system balances
"I'm not concerned about the insulation as much as I am the smell coming from my attic. I've already ran the insulation by the verifier in Tucson, so I'm fine with what I have installed.   If you read my post my concern is the…"
Sep 12
Bud Poll commented on Jan Green's blog post Attic sealing versus effective system balances
"In terms of traditional r-value Icynene is rated at r-4 per inch for open cell and r-4.9 per inch for closed cell, per their web page. http://www.icynene.com/en-us/products/commercial/product-portfolio-USA I checked InSEALator's web page and…"
Sep 12
Jan Green commented on Jan Green's blog post Attic sealing versus effective system balances
"No, as I said it's at least 4" thick and the installer, InSEALators, verified it's R50. "
Sep 12
Bud Poll commented on Jan Green's blog post Attic sealing versus effective system balances
"Are you combining the cellulose with the Icynene?  4" of Icynene doesn't add up to r-50, I don't think. Bud"
Sep 12
Jan Green commented on Jan Green's blog post Attic sealing versus effective system balances
"We are in climate zone  2, receiving less than 7" of rain a year, so no snow, and rarely below 45 degrees.  In fact this past summer our high temp was 118.   We don't have that type of humidity, but we do have dew points as…"
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Wonky HVAC System

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 8:24pm 9 Comments

Yesterday I showed a home that was a complete remodel with added square footage.  The original house was 775 sq ft., stick built in 1946, with maybe a 6" crawl space.  The owner added 1000 sq ft to the main house and built a separate finished "workshop" on a separate HVAC system.  

Walking around the side of the house, I saw an HVAC system twice the normal width with a faded sticker.  It was a Goodman but that's all I could tell from the outside.  No idea how old it was but the…

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Attic sealing versus effective system balances

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 9:44pm 17 Comments

First off, I am not an Energy Auditor and don't hold those certifications or experience.  I am a realtor with 2 green designations that assist my clients, both buyers and sellers, with energy efficient upgrades.  It is my job to be able to convey my unique knowlege to help them lower their energy bills, improve indoor…

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Capturing the Value of Green - Step by Step

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 9:44am 0 Comments

Don't miss this FREE Event open to the public that includes the step by step process for gaining more value for homes with green and energy efficient features.  December 2, 5:30 - 7:30, DIRTT Environmental Solutions, 836 E University, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Featured Speakers - Sandra Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service, Punta Gorda, Florida; Chriss Wass, Firefly Living; & Matt Thorne, Nova Home Loans.  

Food & Drinks will be served. 

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2 Day Green Certified Course for Appraisers in Phoenix

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 9:40am 0 Comments

First 25 will be refunded the $75 Fee for this 2 day course, includes:

Introduction to Green Building & Case Studies in Green Residential Buildings.  

12/3 - 4, 8 - 5, Phoenix Business & Workforce Development Center, 302 N First Ave, 6th Floor, Phoenix, 85003.

Courses will be taught by Sandy Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service, Punta Gorda, Florida; Vice Chair for Education for the Appraisal Institute. 

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At 1:42pm on May 12, 2012, David Eggleton said…

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At 6:32am on April 13, 2012, Laura Reedy Stukel said…

Yes. It is a small world!  Good to have more Realtors around here. Keep up the great work!

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Hi Jan,

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