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Workflow processes
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Wondering if you have any experience with workflow programs?  Good ones, bad ones, industry specific?  Pros and cons?Thanks!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dmitri A Martin Dec 4.

RESNET CAZ Training
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Not BPI Certified & looking for a RESNET CAZ training in the Pacific NW?  I've only found 1 and it's full.  Anybody know of any in Washington or Oregon?Continue

Tags: RESNET, caz, training, CAZ

Started this discussion. Last reply by Everblue Nov 18.

Fire sprinklers & air infiltration?
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The housing industry is continuously trying to make houses tighter.  This will continue coming up as an issue for the sprinkler industry until it is resolved.  The type of sprinkler head we are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Minch Mar 20.

Bad floor insulation installation
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 We are seeing this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Mar 17.

 

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Kent Mitchell commented on Tom White's blog post Clean Energy Works Oregon: Total Home Performance
"As a contractor in the region - we frequently wonder how/why you can be a non-profit?  Oregon seems to generate a lot of non-profit EE companies?  "
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Workflow processes

Wondering if you have any experience with workflow programs?  Good ones, bad ones, industry specific?  Pros and cons?Thanks!See More
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Dmitri A Martin replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion Workflow processes
"I have found that a CRM system is important for capturing and storing client info.  Then I use autohotkey to transfer this info into various documents and automate multiple processes."
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Workflow processes

Wondering if you have any experience with workflow programs?  Good ones, bad ones, industry specific?  Pros and cons?Thanks!See More
Nov 29
Kent Mitchell commented on Adam Swain's blog post Top Worst Crawl Space Insulation Ideas
"Hi Adam - It sounds like you may be referring to enclosed crawlspaces - Here in the NW we've steered away from them as moisture is a serious issue, so we vent nearly 100% of them.  We also have radon issues here so we use a combination of…"
Nov 22
Everblue replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion RESNET CAZ Training
"Hey Kent, unfortunately we do have RESNET CAZ training available in Washington or Oregon. However, if you're looking to meet this requirement before the end of the year, we do have several RESNET CAZ training courses around the country still…"
Nov 18
Kent Mitchell replied to Barbara Smith's discussion Furnace with ECM: How to Model in the group HVAC
"Hi Barbara, You are right about being able to model details accurately.  But then we are challenged with how to model actual useage as well.  For your question here's REM's suggested solution: At this point we suggest the…"
Nov 6
Kent Mitchell replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"I haven't personally switched to tankless but have been involved with hundreds and have feedback from dozens.  Most all of them are one unit supplying the entire house.  Some have a second unit and others have tankless for the master…"
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RESNET CAZ Training

Not BPI Certified & looking for a RESNET CAZ training in the Pacific NW?  I've only found 1 and it's full.  Anybody know of any in Washington or Oregon?See More
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RESNET CAZ Training

Not BPI Certified & looking for a RESNET CAZ training in the Pacific NW?  I've only found 1 and it's full.  Anybody know of any in Washington or Oregon?See More
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Mar 21
Ed Minch replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion Fire sprinklers & air infiltration?
"This is not the only problem with sprinklers.  Any pipe in the attic with water in it must be protected from freezing, and the standard practice in the mid-Atlantic has come to be called "tenting".  The insulator will cover the…"
Mar 20
JEFFREY M HUGO, CBO replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion Fire sprinklers & air infiltration?
"I understand now. You are speaking of the annular space between the cup (housing) and the sheetrock. In the perfect world, there is tight fit but we both know how that works 99.9% of the time. Can this area be filled with caulk or compound? I would…"
Mar 19
Kent Mitchell replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion Fire sprinklers & air infiltration?
"We understand that, and it makes perfect sense. That is not the issue.   We are not talking about sealing the cover plate.  It's the housing where it meets the sheetrock - not the escutcheon or the cover plate.  On a…"
Mar 19

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Acronym CRAZY...

I don’t believe this is an industry specific issue but we do seem to have an excess of acronyms. 

For example we have RESNET, HERS, BPI, LEED, CSG, ACCI, ANSI, OSHA, WISHA, OMG, & LMAO! 

Confused yet?  No – then let’s try these on for size… ACH50, ACHNAT, SIPS, DMHP, HP, WH, HVAC, CFM, ELA, SLA and IECC, MEC, ASHRAE but don’t forget NYC! 

BTW can you name EPA, HERC, OSB, PVC, ABS, BD, DB, MDF, MDO, SEER, HSPF, HRV’s, ERV’s, DOE, NGBS, BIA, PV, UV, UVA, UVL, DHW, IAQ,…

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