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Ancient (70's) wall foam insulation, now a powder.
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I just found a neighborhood of this stuff, degraded to a fine powder, can be disturbed by BD, This foam (back East) was urea/formaldehyde based and sometimes toxic.  We're not using BD until I have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kari Sauder Nov 12, 2012.

Midwest energy professionals wanted
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I live in the East but am part of well-financed movement in the Midwest, and I am interested in knowing who is active in Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa.  For those of us who do not live there, the pay…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Holtzclaw Jul 19, 2012.

Knob and tube
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Wondering what best practices are for attics with ancient knob/tube wiring.  I'm doing the research, so I'm looking for sources (Codes, ASHRAE, BPI, DOE, etc) not so much what your own experiences…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Stratton Mar 2, 2012.

 

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Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.See More
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Tom Strumolo commented on Christopher Morin's blog post PED's for an HVAC Technician?
"Do you have favorite tools for AC test tune balance? I got a chance to play with Honeywell's Servicemaster kit many years ago, might not even have been digital.  Or would any of you have recommended manufacturers or suppliers I could…"
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Kari Sauder replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Ancient (70's) wall foam insulation, now a powder.
"Here's a quote and link from the EPA.  There is also good info on the InspectAPedia web site, including pictures. Look it up under UFFI (Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation) "During the 1970s, many homeowners had urea-formaldehyde foam…"
Nov 12, 2012
Tom Strumolo replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Ancient (70's) wall foam insulation, now a powder.
"By the way, BD= Blower Door. And the dust is incredibly fine, offering no resistance to a probe.  We are having it tested and doing some thermal imaging now that we have winter (ish) conditions in north central Nebraska."
Nov 12, 2012
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Ancient (70's) wall foam insulation, now a powder.
"Oh no it was used country wide & if worried I would not depressurize the house & instead opt to pressurize it if you really need the numbers to start. (I could have sworn that was all handled under a class suit, but that could be…"
Nov 9, 2012
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Ancient (70's) wall foam insulation, now a powder.

I just found a neighborhood of this stuff, degraded to a fine powder, can be disturbed by BD, This foam (back East) was urea/formaldehyde based and sometimes toxic.  We're not using BD until I have the stuff tested.  Anyone know about best practices or protocols for dealing with this?See More
Nov 9, 2012
David Holtzclaw replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"Hi Tom, I'm a BPI/RESNET and CEMIT/CEAIT auditor working in Omaha, NE. Currently, there are about 15-20 BPI/RESNET auditors in Omaha, NE and this number is growing. You can reach me at dholtzclaw@transductiontechnologies.com. I would love to…"
Jul 19, 2012
Donna Sanders replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"Thanks Tom."
Jul 16, 2012
Tom Strumolo replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"The best way for anybody to learn more about the specific opportunity in Kansas is to send an email to demriehenry@csscenter.com and request the "job opportunity PDF" for Hays.  It is written for Hays but will be similar for…"
Jul 16, 2012
Donna Sanders replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"Hi Tom. Shoot me your information. Our Home Performance company is in the Kansas City Area. Thanks,Donna donna@106greenway.com "
Jul 12, 2012
Bruce Chyka replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"Forgot my e-mail address Bruce@performanceplushomes.net website performanceplushomes.net"
Jul 12, 2012
Bruce Chyka replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"Tom, I'm an established BPI,RESNET Energy Auditor in the KC metro area. I too am interested in potentail opportunities to grow our business."
Jul 12, 2012
Ben Stallings replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"You can reach me at ben@centralenergysavers.com."
Jul 12, 2012
Tom Strumolo replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"I can share some more details 1:1 if you want to give me an email address.  I'm an independent and not a representative of the companies I work for.  They generally are bringing private money to utilities and communities to facilitate…"
Jul 12, 2012
Ben Stallings replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"Hi, Tom.  I'm in Emporia, Kansas.  I'm curious what "well-financed movement" you're referring to."
Jul 12, 2012
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Midwest energy professionals wanted

I live in the East but am part of well-financed movement in the Midwest, and I am interested in knowing who is active in Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa.  For those of us who do not live there, the pay scale is actually pretty high, the cost of living pretty low.  I've spent the past 3 years here and have found it a pretty cool place to live.  This is not an advertisement, just a heads up and an invitation to talk more specifically with folks who might want to find out more. See More
Jul 11, 2012

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Crunching energy history numbers and validating savings calculation formulas, assumptions, algorithms. Designing and redesigning efficiency programs to work and work faster. Translating scientific, legal, and bureaucratic information into plain English.
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