Robert DV
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Robert DV commented on Brett Little's blog post Despite record breaking cold winter our MI GreenStar Certified home saved 50% Energy!
"The lessons learned are the most interesting.  Looks like the KISS method works again!! Great stuff (the article not the foam)!"
Jun 3, 2014
Robert DV replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Announces Manufacturer Product Listing Program for the Home Performance Industry in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"So BPI hired an engineering staff to evaluate these products or is the $5K fee proof enough the material is good?"
Apr 29, 2014
Robert DV replied to John Kuiper's discussion R-values for Code Performance Path - Fiberglass
"You can use either DOE-2, Energy Gauge, REM Design or REM Rate."
Jul 11, 2013
Robert DV replied to John Kuiper's discussion R-values for Code Performance Path - Fiberglass
"John The 2009 Michigan Uniform Energy Code follows closely with the 2009 IECC.  Section 402.1.4 Total UA alternative addresses the method that RES Check follows.  The values used for assemblies can be derived from the ASHRAE Handbook. In…"
Jul 11, 2013
Robert DV replied to Robert DV's discussion Manual J & Attic calculations in the group Air Conditioning Contractors of America
"Yes Isaac, I am using Wrightsoft. Thanks"
Apr 11, 2013
Isaac Savage replied to Robert DV's discussion Manual J & Attic calculations in the group Air Conditioning Contractors of America
"Yes. It does. Which software are you using to model your projects? If you're using RightSuite (aka Wrightsoft) I can give you some guidance."
Apr 11, 2013
Robert DV joined Sean Lintow Sr's group
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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
Sep 6, 2012
Robert DV replied to Robert DV's discussion Attic insulation vs. Insulated roof deck in the group Wrightsoft - Manual J / Manual D
"Thanks for the information, I'll start running a few models and see what happens. "
Jul 6, 2012
Brady Mills replied to Robert DV's discussion Attic insulation vs. Insulated roof deck in the group Wrightsoft - Manual J / Manual D
"In addition to Isaac's response below, if you're insulating the roof deck and encapsulating the attic, be sure to model the ductwork as being within building envelope. This will reduce energy losses through the ducts. "
Jul 6, 2012
Isaac Savage replied to Robert DV's discussion Attic insulation vs. Insulated roof deck in the group Wrightsoft - Manual J / Manual D
"The best way to determine what RSU does with scenarios like this is to do it both ways, then compare the reports to each other. The "component constructions" report (found in the Load section) will show you the gains losses attributed to…"
Jul 6, 2012
Robert DV added a discussion to the group Wrightsoft - Manual J / Manual D
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Attic insulation vs. Insulated roof deck

Can anyone tell me how Wrtightsoft treat a a insulated roof deck compared to a insulated flat attic.See More
May 17, 2012
Robert DV added a discussion to the group Air Conditioning Contractors of America
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Manual J & Attic calculations

Can anyone tell me how / if Manual J differentiates between attic floor insulation and insulated roof decks?See More
May 17, 2012
Robert DV replied to Caleb Simon's discussion Spray Foam and 2009 IRC codes? Your interpretation?
"Caleb, The E-84 only test has was removed from the IRC between the 2003 & 2006 code cycle.  The exceptions you are speaking of are for THERMAL barriers not ignition!  You need an ignition barrier unless the specific foam you are using…"
May 14, 2012
Robert DV replied to Caleb Simon's discussion Spray Foam and 2009 IRC codes? Your interpretation?
"Cory is right, watch out for thermal barrier requirements as well.  In it's simplest form if you can walk up to it on any given day it will require a thermal barrier.  if it is harder to get to you will need an ignition barrier. …"
May 11, 2012
Robert DV joined Tom White's group
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Share your experience with different training and mentoring methods. Learn about new training tools, certifications and training programs.See More
Jun 30, 2011
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Jun 23, 2011

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At 8:28pm on March 2, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Robert,

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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"Here's my use. This is roughly 4500 occupied sf - 2 family home with 3 people downstairs and 5…"
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Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path?

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Robert Bass replied to Rob Buchanan's discussion Whole-house Ductless Mini-split install costs
"Check to see what incentives are available in your area for GSHP. In many states GSHP can be more…"
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