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Anthony Hyde replied to Jack Baikoff's discussion Just how much does adding air barrier to a knee wall insulation increase it's performance?
"In the past contractors installed a non perforated material similar to this as a radiant barrier in attics, often spread flat over the insulation in the attic floor. Moisture condensed into liquid water on the bottom side and created problems. …"
Oct 18, 2013
Anthony Hyde replied to Jack Baikoff's discussion Just how much does adding air barrier to a knee wall insulation increase it's performance?
"Try the Air Leakage heading  N1102.4.1.6 N1102.4.1 Building thermal envelope. The building thermal envelope shall be durably sealed to limit infiltration. The sealing methods between dissimilar materials shall allow for differential expansion…"
Oct 18, 2013
Anthony Hyde replied to Jack Baikoff's discussion Just how much does adding air barrier to a knee wall insulation increase it's performance?
"Yes, I do, from the third party consultant/auditor/consumer advocate side, not the supplier/installer side."
Oct 18, 2013
Anthony Hyde replied to Jack Baikoff's discussion Just how much does adding air barrier to a knee wall insulation increase it's performance?
"Code calls for a sealed air barrier on the back of knee walls.   "perforated" implies having holes to allow air passage.  " It is an air barrier according to ASTM (whatever) standards"??  What…"
Oct 18, 2013
Anthony Hyde replied to Jack Baikoff's discussion Just how much does adding air barrier to a knee wall insulation increase it's performance?
"perforated reflective insulation? Seems like an odd combination of words in a post about improving energy efficiency."
Oct 18, 2013
Anthony Hyde commented on Christopher Morin's blog post PED's for an HVAC Technician?
"The tag line paragraph almost made me delete the post - just another wild idea that should never have been posted. Then I started reading with the intent to blast the poster of such drivel. But items 1-3 are spot on advice for HVAC…"
Jul 29, 2013
Anthony Hyde replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Hot Upper Stories
"You listed 3300 CFM50 - air seal the ceiling to attic plane, install proper soffit vents ( rafter to rafter to above the insulation and sealed down to the outside of the top plate).and get your insulation and up to Code or better. .  Do…"
May 16, 2013
Anthony Hyde replied to randy tolowski's discussion Software and Audits
"Ted - "not sure what you are saying" ? Maybe you just did a quick glance- it was a long post.  You missed the point of the post - the software does not provide an accurate picture of an existing home.  How can it provide…"
Jul 26, 2012
Anthony Hyde replied to randy tolowski's discussion Software and Audits
"Working with most of the local and national energy programs, I have to use a number of different energy modeling programs.  Seems each modeling program has a different set of problems.  I always start with running my home as a…"
Jul 20, 2012
Anthony Hyde replied to Paul Raymer's discussion Smoke puffers in the group Tools of the Trade
"I find the Wizard Stick easier to use than the Puffer. It puts out a lot more "smoke".   Both have problems: constant lancing of the Puffer outlet and if you are not carefull about draining the Wizard Stick, the toy train…"
Mar 9, 2012
Anthony Hyde joined Diane Chojnowski's group
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Tools of the Trade

A hammer and a saw used to be the key tools for home contractors. Today, the best-in-breed also use high-tech equipment while performing a professional energy audit or verifying that construction has been done correctly.
Mar 9, 2012
Anthony Hyde replied to Bruce Navin's discussion Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
"I think it was P.T Barbnum that said "There's a sucker born born every minute..."  This is another one of those products with fantastic claims but no real testing for backup.    I lloked at the entire website and…"
Jan 12, 2012
Anthony Hyde joined Michael Stuart's group
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INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS

This group is dedicated to knowledge sharing and discussion of infrared thermography for building sciences and energy applications.See More
Dec 22, 2011
Anthony Hyde replied to allen p tanner's discussion The end of profits for Auditors/raters
"As PJ says, AFC First has some great programs.  Last month I went to the formal announcement/celebration where they became the first private company to be allowed to sponser a statewide (PA)  Home Performance with Energy Star program.…"
Dec 4, 2011
Anthony Hyde replied to allen p tanner's discussion The end of profits for Auditors/raters
"Phil Over the past several years I have tried all the diffrent new energy auditing programs available on a wide distribution basis. Since I work in multiple energy efficieny programs using diffrent types of software (plus…"
Dec 1, 2011
Anthony Hyde joined Norm Bourassa's group
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Multifamily Buildings

For too long there has been relatively little EE focus on multifamily, but some new programs have recently started. This group gives us a venue to share our experiences on cost effective audit & retrofit strategies and analysis tool needs.See More
Nov 29, 2011

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Saving Green Energy Audits
Professional Certification
Energy Auditor and Energy Efficiency Consultant
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http://www.SavingGreenEnergyAudits.com

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"You left out air distribution...Without at least a passing glance at how much air moves through the…"
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