A. Tamasin Sterner
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Combustion Appliance Testing Can Be Easy if You Understand What and Why You Are Testing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Phillips Dec 2, 2010. 10 Replies

Lots of energy auditors, inspectors, HVAC folks, and air sealers are confused about how, when, and why it is important to test combustion appliances.  They often don't know what the test is supposed…Continue

 

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Ken Summers commented on A. Tamasin Sterner's blog post Attic Fans and CAZ Pressure - Testing Fun!
"While showing the client the effect from a PAV is good, the bigger issue to us the amount of air that the fan is taking from the home which in turn brings back in hot outside air and in many parts of the country contains humidity. Don't get me…"
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Attic Fans and CAZ Pressure - Testing Fun!

Consider turning attic fans on when checking for the worst case CAZ depressurization. The fan may be changing the pressure dynamics of the home in dangerous ways.While doing a comprehensive quality control visit, our Pure Energy final inspector noted that both the natural draft water heater and the natural…See More
May 9
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Attic Fans and CAZ Pressure - Testing Fun!

Consider turning attic fans on when checking for the worst case CAZ depressurization. The fan may be changing the pressure dynamics of the home in dangerous ways.While doing a comprehensive quality control visit, our Pure Energy final inspector noted that both the natural draft water heater and the natural…See More
May 8
A. Tamasin Sterner replied to Jim Tenhundfeld's discussion LED's and motion sensors
"Pure Energy has been installing LED bulbs for a while and have some experience with LED bulb brands and types, installation issues, customer acceptance, and bulbs that are the most successful with dimmer switches.  Pure Energy found…"
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Dear Occupant:

What conditions were present when a customer had an Aha moment?  What made the communication successful?  Please share your successes here so we can all learn.  'Cause we know that houses don't use energy.  People Do! See More
Dec 30, 2016
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Larry Armanda's equipment and tools

Many of you knew Larry Armanda - A pioneer in the weatherization and home performance industry.  He recently made his transition into non-physical and I'm selling some of his tools and equipment for his wife.   Here is a brief list:  Flir E40bx thermal imager; Fluke 33 Clamp multimeter; Brultech ECM-200-B electrical consumption meter; older model Minneapolis blower door without a manometer; Lineman's glove kit, hard hat, and arc hood; 2 Retrotec smoke bottles; Anthony Cox's first House of…See More
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Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment you have to sell, trade or wish to purchase.Please post the equipment age, serial numbers, condition, warranties and asking price.See More
Sep 14, 2016
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What conditions were present when a customer had an Aha moment?  What made the communication successful?  Please share your successes here so we can all learn.  'Cause we know that houses don't use energy.  People Do! See More
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Dec 22, 2015
A. Tamasin Sterner commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post The Real Women of Home Performance
"No worries, Susan!  Back in the days of Consciousness Raising groups, "women and woman" had many alternate spellings, including "wimmin", "womyn", "womon" and a few more. "
Jul 20, 2015
A. Tamasin Sterner commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post The Real Women of Home Performance
"So proud of you Amy!  Thank you"
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What conditions were present when a customer had an Aha moment?  What made the communication successful?  Please share your successes here so we can all learn.  'Cause we know that houses don't use energy.  People Do! See More
Feb 25, 2014
A. Tamasin Sterner posted a status
"Hi Everyone! In response to requests from technicians, we have about 40 videos on YouTube. Start searching with Pure Energy Coach."
Jan 29, 2014

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Attic Fans and CAZ Pressure - Testing Fun!

Posted on May 8, 2017 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

Consider turning attic fans on when checking for the worst case CAZ depressurization. The fan may be changing the pressure dynamics of the home in dangerous ways.…

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Are You in PA, NJ, or DE? Do You Plan to Become a BPI Testing Center?

Posted on January 15, 2012 at 8:22pm 0 Comments

 I'm wanting to assess which tri-state BPI Affiliates are becoming BPI Testing Centers.  And, in order to not over flood the area with too many Testing Centers, I'm looking to pool resources. We have 25 test computers. This will keep costs down.  If you are becoming a Test Center, or if you know an entity that is, please share that infomation.  It will be public soon enough.  I'm also wanting to assess the need for traveling Proctors.  If you need Proctors, please share that information…

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Health Issues Caused By Insulation Products

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:27am 2 Comments

Does anyone know anyone who has had decreased health due to the installation of insulation materials?  I've been emailing back and forth with a man who had Atticat loose fill installed in two exterior walls.  He claims the odor is persisting and has developed teeth gnashing.

Q & A with A. Tamasin Sterner on her Women's Energy Auditing course in Montana

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 7:46am 5 Comments

This is a great field for women. And there are far too few women in the industry. I want that to change.

In our Women's Energy Auditing course women will learn how to improve their health, the health of their family, and the health of others. They will be able to do this because they will learn skills needed to properly understand, avoid, and fix problems that make buildings fall apart, like moisture and mold, which causes health problems for many people...

 

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At 11:22am on April 4, 2011, Building Performance Institute said…
Not according to the august panel of judges on March 4, who took about 90 seconds into the conference call to unanimously vote for you out of a field of 13 contenders!
At 5:33am on March 29, 2011, John Poole said…
Thanks very much for joining our Historic Home group. Hope you find it interesting!
At 4:34pm on November 14, 2010, Carol A. Markell said…
so I just said 'hello' to Tamasin Sterner from Mt. are there 2 of you? I'm confused
 
 
 

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