Bruce Glanville
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Log Home Retrofit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Ballard Nov 13, 2011. 8 Replies

I am looking for ideas for a log home retrofit. 20 years old, cathedral ceiling, full basement and double pane glass. Conditioned space 1500 sq'. Blower-door reveals 5500 cfm50, smoke shows lots of…Continue

 

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Bruce Glanville replied to robert jones's discussion Should your local weatherization company be required to have someone BPI certified on their staff?
"I have been testing homes for my state utility as a baseline residential load data collection program since 2011. Some of these homes were certified Energy Star 2 or 3. Most of them failed duct and/or envelope infiltration standards. QA is a big…"
Mar 5, 2015
Bruce Glanville replied to Bruce Glanville's discussion Log Home Retrofit
"This is an older (20?) manufactured log home with matching, machined groves on the mating surfaces."
Nov 13, 2011
Bud Poll replied to Bruce Glanville's discussion Log Home Retrofit
"Hi again, You are correct, fiberglass along the vent channel is a major source of heat loss and an area where you can extrapolate some good numbers.  With cathedral ceilings the area increases and thus the heat loss.  6" of fg,…"
Nov 11, 2011
Bud Poll replied to Bruce Glanville's discussion Log Home Retrofit
"Hi Bruce, The wife and I would like a log home/camp, but as you are learning, they just don't measure up to an energy auditor's dream.  We will shift to stick built and use the simulated log siding.  Now, I'm still a novice…"
Nov 11, 2011

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On Earth Energy Group llc
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HERS, BPI, USGBC Green rater
Professional Interests
Sustainable housing, residential energy retrofits
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http://nrgrater.com

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