I have a client who is has a lovely house built in 2010 that has oak hardwood floors throughout. There are apparently no other moisture issues besides the hardwood flooring. This problem is on the…Continue
Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about NEASI, the National Energy and Sustainability Institute in Colorado Springs? They are certifying commercial energy auditors that have taken a…Continue
I have a wonderful little (16 x 14 x 8) test cabin at Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA. There are 3 'rooms', one of which stands in as the bathroom. It has a bath fan in the ceiling and a small, hopper window. When I depressurize the house to 50 Pascals, the pressure between the bathroom and the main body of the cabin is just 4.3 Pascals. When I stand in the bathroom with the door closed, air is pouring in through the bathroom fan, there is enough flow to make the fan rotate…Continue
I was called in to perform a last minute duct test for a modular home builder. He was all in a dither to have a duct test and a blower door test done on a Friday so that he could get his Certificate of Occupancy (CO) so the homeowner could move in the following Monday. He said that he’d just found out that he needed these tests. The building inspector asked for them at the last minute!
I was glad to do it partially because it’s good to have builders aware of what is going on…Continue
Combustion Safety Testing is one of the most important components of the HEP QCI exam. Because it is linked to the safety of the occupants, it has been a fundamental element of BPI exams since the inception of the organization. As we make homes tighter and more energy efficient, we cut back on the…Continue