Paul Morin
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RaterFest! 2013

If you are a Home Energy Professional, and you like the outdoors, you should be at RaterFest! 2013. We believe RaterFest is one of the best building performance conferences out there. Why? Well, we have an incredible speaker and presenter line up. We're set in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We offer delicious local organic meals and home brew. And there's live music, great trail walks, and fishing to boot. See More
Aug 26, 2013
Paul Morin replied to George J. Nesbitt's discussion Duct Testing High Velocity Systems
"if the duct leakage is relatively low, 200 cfm or less, the pressure in the duct system will be quite uniform and either location will give consistent results.  If the duct leakage is high, over 500 cfm, we recommend that you do two…"
Jan 10, 2013
Paul Morin replied to Darrel Tenter's discussion Questioning W.C.C.
"Darrell, I am confused by your last paragraph:  ‘I’m not suggesting that we discontinue combustion safety testing. I question whether the risk reduction (or lack of) merits the complexity and time…"
Oct 25, 2012
Paul Morin replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Exhaust Fan Venting - Bathroom, ERV, & HRV in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"I would like to share some of the lessons learned by the Minneapolis Sound Insulation Program when it weatherized over 8000 homes near the MSP airport and installed continuously operating exhaust only ventilation in almost all of them.  We are…"
Oct 4, 2012
Paul Morin replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Blower Door Depressurization and the Human Ear
"This article (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17587417) shows that the measured cabin pressure in an airplane changes by 5000 Pa during flight.  This will certainly cause discomfort but is unlikely to cause damage.  I wouldn't be…"
Aug 30, 2012
Paul Morin replied to Colin Genge's discussion What is the value of using a pressure pan to test outlets?
"David, you could use the Exhaust Fan Flow Meter to measure air flows above 10 cfm through the recessed light, but you would need to pressurize the house to 50 Pa.  For flows below 10 cfm, you would need to make the hole in the Exhaust Fan Flow…"
Aug 30, 2012
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Trainers and Mentors

Share your experience with different training and mentoring methods. Learn about new training tools, certifications and training programs.See More
Aug 28, 2012
Paul Morin joined Tom White's group
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Weatherization

Share your concerns and successes as a weatherization professional, or information for this community.
Aug 28, 2012
Paul Morin joined Allison A. Bailes III's group
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HVAC

HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
Aug 28, 2012
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ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc.)

ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc.) is a nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge information, education and best practices in the area of residential building construction known as home performance and weatherization. Through national and regional educational and networking events, ACI provides innovative building science knowledge presented by renowned industry experts focused on advancing residential energy efficiency nationwide. It is our…See More
Aug 28, 2012
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creative fan setup

Setup of 15 Blower Door fans for large commercial building in Germany.
Apr 13, 2012
Paul Morin replied to Judi Lyall's discussion before infrared cameras ???? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Common practice in the Minneapolis area for the past 20 years has been to drill a 2” hole in a closet on an outside wall and snap a plastic plug into the hole after verifying the insulation level.  This would be done for any home built…"
Apr 15, 2011
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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
Apr 15, 2011
Adam Zielinski replied to Paul Morin's discussion Solutions to depressurization in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Paul,   In fact I do think the standard is suggesting making the building shell leakier.  Obviously this would be a last resort, but it would be preferable to make a house leakier than to have a combustion appliance that is…"
Mar 21, 2011
Paul Morin replied to Paul Morin's discussion Solutions to depressurization in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"What to you think the standard means by 'other modifications to the building shell to bring the depressurization within acceptable limits.'  It mentions makeup air earlier, so I do not think it is suggesting making the building shell…"
Mar 20, 2011
Bill Kraus replied to Paul Morin's discussion Solutions to depressurization in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"This has never been taught in my class. We teach that the ideal remedy is to upgrade to a sealed combustion appliance to eliminate the interaction of house pressure on the appliances. If this is not a reasonable upgrade then there are other…"
Mar 19, 2011

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At 3:26pm on December 21, 2010, Carol A. Markell said…

Welcome Paul

At 10:43am on December 20, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Paul,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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