Have a Listen: "The Blower Door Man is Coming to Town" from the Energy Circle Lounge

This past weekend Martin Holladay posted a series of "Christmas Carols from the Energy Nerd," classic Christmas songs hilariously rewritten for building energy nerds like us... and probably you, too.

So one of our team members, Greg -- a man of great talent and true genius -- decided to put one of them to a tune.

Special thanks to Martin Holladay for permission to sing his song. In addition to being a gifted lyricist, he's also one of the country's finest writers in the green building/energy efficiency sector, and has a must-read blog called Musings of an Energy Nerd, which you can follow here.

So without further ado, here it is, direct from the Energy Circle Lounge: The Blower Door Man is Coming to Town. Happy Holidays all. 

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Comment by Jan Green on December 24, 2012 at 9:27am

Back by popular demand......  Very cool!

Comment by Kevin Wood on December 24, 2012 at 8:44am

He's checking the list, He's checking it twice, he wants to find out which house is loose or tight, The blower door man is coming to town.

Comment by Chris Peters on December 24, 2012 at 8:33am

I've had this one kicking around for quite a few years now.

The 12 hours of Insulating

By Elaine Peters

Dedicated to Joe Ilaqua


On the first hour of insulating Joe Ilaqua said to me,

“You know this stuff isn’t free.”

On the second hour of insulating my crew chief said to me

“Set up the equipment.”

On the third hour of insulating my crew chief said to me

“Where is the caulk?”

On the fourth hour of insulating my crew chief said to me

“Call this list to Joe.”

On the fifth hour of insulating my crew chief said to me

“Where is my coffee?”

On the sixth hour of insulating my crew chief said to me

“Air seal the attic”

On the seventh hour of insulating my crew chief said to me

“Drill out the wall”

On the eighth hour of insulating my crew chief said to me

“Who’s’ foot went through the ceiling?”

On the ninth hour of insulating my crew chief said to me

“Quick, call the sheet rockers.”

On the tenth hour of insulating my crew chief said to me

“Ready to blow the attic.”

On the eleventh hour of insulating my crew chief said to me

“Clean up this mess”

On the twelfth hour of insulating my crew chief said to me

“I want to go home”

Comment by tedkidd on December 24, 2012 at 7:47am

Peter - so awesome!  Thanks Greg Cutler, Nice Job!   

I expect we'll see re-posts by Allison all over Facebook and Linked-In.  

Allison, I'm ready with my Like button...

Comment by Peter Troast on January 7, 2011 at 9:52am
Hmmmm, Allison. You've got my wheels turning. "Georgia, Georgia. The whole house through. Just a big red door keeps Georgia on my mind." (Disclosure: I've met the lyricist Martin Holladay, and I'm no Martin Holladay.)
Comment by Allison A. Bailes III on January 7, 2011 at 6:40am
This should be the theme song for Georgia's new energy code. As of the first of this year, Blower Door tests are required for new homes.
Comment by Carol A. Markell on December 26, 2010 at 3:06pm
Peter, I think you folks in Maine are hitting the egg nog and having way to much fun


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