Kirsten Richnavsky
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Crawl spaces and attics: OSHA to implement new rule on confined spaces

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Nicholas Jul 9, 2015. 4 Replies

OSHA’s new rule designed to protect workers in confined spaces takes effect on August 3rd, 2015. Routine tasks like installing spray-foam insulation in attics or installing plumbing in a crawlspace…Continue

Tags: Attics, Spaces, Crawl, OSHA

Where Building Science Meets Healthy Homes

Started Jun 17, 2015 0 Replies

BPI CEO Larry Zarker talks about the nexus between building science retrofits and healthy home interventions with REMODELING magazine, and how home performance upgrades are helping people live more…Continue

Tags: BPI

Breaking the link between unhealthy homes and unhealthy kids

Started May 21, 2015 0 Replies

Listen in on IAQ Radio to a discussion on reducing the household triggers that cause asthmaattacks and other respiratory ailments through home performance interventions,with Larry Zarker from BPI and…Continue

Tags: IAQ, BPI

New BPI Standard for Conducting Energy Audits Published as an ANSI Standard!

Started May 20, 2015 0 Replies

The Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings defines the minimum criteria and specific procedures for building science-based residential energy audits and related diagnostic tests. The…Continue

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Michael Dunseith commented on Kirsten Richnavsky's group Retrotec, Inc
"Congratulations on your new postion. Looking forward to working with you in the near future. Best wishes. GJTC."
Jan 18
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Dec 22, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Hi Dmitri! We spread the word about the challenge across many different channels, including through an e-newsletter, this forum and social media, and track correct answers across all of these channels. This time around, we received the quickest…"
Aug 17, 2015
Dmitri A Martin replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"I don't see Doug Horgan, Nathan Winkler, Silas Hoeppner or Ray Levinson listed as someone who posted an answer in the discussion thread.  On my computer screen it looks like Bryan Burris is the only person posting that answer.  How…"
Aug 17, 2015
Quinn Korzeniecki replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"We received so many great answers to last month's stumper! A big thank you to all the folks who sent us your great ideas and guesses - some very creative answers too! Doug Horgan of BOWA Remodeling in McLean, Virginia is…"
Aug 17, 2015
Eric Kjelshus replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"There may not be a solution?"
Aug 3, 2015
Tim Jones replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Was there a blech on the stove? Used to cover the flame on a gas stove, sometimes it does not have enough space to allow for decent combustion and the CO accumulates."
Aug 3, 2015
Colin Genge replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Being a novice at CO, I looked up permissible and ambient levels that appear to be 10 PPM and about 2 PPM over 8 hours respectively. CO alarms cannot display values under 30 PPM due to false alarms. ASHRAE says indoor should not be above 9 PPM. I…"
Aug 3, 2015
Jeff Martin replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Since the obvious suspects for the CO were ruled out, certainly a head scratch moment.  If cooking ahead for the Shabbat was also ruled out, that has me thinking the Orthodox aspect may have led them to make an assumption and ignore one…"
Aug 3, 2015
Dmitri A Martin replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"The detectors could have been giving false positive readings due to cleaning chemicals as it is customary to clean the house in preparation for the evening.  Stick your Bacharach Monaoxor III in a bottle of Pine Sol and you will see what I mean."
Aug 3, 2015
Joshua Moore replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Great thread - when will you post the solution?"
Aug 3, 2015
Eric Kjelshus replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"After looking at Hot water heater and furnace.  I look where the gas line goes - fire place - heating - dryer - BBQ.  Then I look at what was heating up I was at a small room that had little sausage links precooked - got the CO up to 37…"
Jul 22, 2015
Bryan Burris replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"They make ovens with a "Sabbath mode" function to keep food warm without having to do anything on the Sabbath. Sometimes they don't look like they're on. This is my guess."
Jul 22, 2015
Teresa Coffman replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Orr, something for keeping food warm during the Sabbath?  It wouldn't necessarily be "cooking" anything."
Jul 20, 2015
Teresa Coffman replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Also, the Sabbath rules against using electricity might have led to something being turned OFF whose absence then causes the CO.  I haven't come up with any idea what that might be, though."
Jul 20, 2015

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At 12:51pm on May 19, 2015, Gregory Homan said…

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