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Combustion Appliance Testing Can Be Easy if You Understand What and Why You Are Testing
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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

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

 

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Sean Lintow Sr commented on A. Tamasin Sterner's blog post Health Issues Caused By Insulation Products
"3 quick thoughts: I have never known fiberglass to smell, but maybe that version does have a speciality binder - I am not sure Teeth gnashing is generally a stress symptom &/or habit that many don't realize that they do until brought up The…"
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Bud Poll commented on A. Tamasin Sterner's blog post Q & A with A. Tamasin Sterner on her Women's Energy Auditing course in Montana
"Hi Tamasin, Although I won't be attending :), I think the approach is fantastic.  This is an extremely enjoyable field and anyone should be able to pick up the science.  My standard advice for anyone getting into Energy Auditing is to…"
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Robert H commented on A. Tamasin Sterner's blog post Attic Fans Can Cause Headaches for Technicians
"I think people put too much emphasis on trying to keep the attic cool as thereason to use a power vent.  First off people should be encouraged to use is the correct solution and not to spendmoney on band aids.  If the attic floor is air…"
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Bud Poll commented on A. Tamasin Sterner's blog post Attic Fans Can Cause Headaches for Technicians
"Hi Joshua, the temperature and humidity controls necessary to use an attic fan to reduce ice damming are a bit complex and unless a smart box has popped up somewhere, not available.  Ice dams can form from heat loss into the attic or from the…"
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Joshua Lloyd commented on A. Tamasin Sterner's blog post Attic Fans Can Cause Headaches for Technicians
"I have had customers telling me their roofer wants to add an attic fan to solve ice damning issues.  Now I will guarantee that the roofer is not going to move insulation around and make the ceiling air tight before installing that 1100CFM…"
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Are You in PA, NJ, or DE? Do You Plan to Become a BPI Testing Center?

 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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Posted on January 15, 2012 at 8:22pm

Health Issues Caused By Insulation Products

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.

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

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

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

What's Happening in the Industry, 101

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Here's hoping this slide show might assist those of you who administer programs.  It can be confusing!

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 4:06pm

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