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
Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Minch Apr 18, 2013.
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
Started this discussion. Last reply by David Eggleton Sep 28, 2011.
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
Posted on April 27, 2015 at 5:24am — 17 Comments
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
Posted on April 20, 2015 at 4:13am
A quality control program requires knowing a lot about a lot of different subjects. A HEP (BPI Home Energy Professional) Quality Control Inspector is qualified to compare a project outcome to the project requirements or work scope so that the final result is satisfactory to both the program and the homeowner. It requires both technical knowledge as well as “soft skills” which are…Continue
Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:03am
Houses should last a very long time. The Knap of Howar was built approximately fifty-five hundred years ago. Pueblos in New Mexico were built over a thousand years ago. Saltford Manor House, in Somerset, England was built sometime in the twelfth century and is still occupied! These houses are built of extremely durable materials like stone or adobe. But even the wooden houses…Continue
Posted on April 6, 2015 at 4:26am