Chris J Folse
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  • Charlotte, NC
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Company
AltruEnergy Building Performance
Professional Certification
HERS
Professional Interests
HERS Rating, Energy Star Rating, Existing home rating and retrofitting
Website URL
http://altruenergy.com

Chris J Folse's Blog

Retrofit Job

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:30am 1 Comment

I love to hear from homeowners on the internet, although it's not always a homeowner from a publication that had work done on the subject of their publication. I always learn something about the homeowners expectations, grievances and the message they want to send about the company. People who share ideas are genius, people who share accomplishments are smart, and people who talk about people are ignorant.

Because this is relatively a new field for a lot of people I'm prone to remind…

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COST VS VALUE VS PROFIT FOR BUILDING OR RETROFITTING

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

COST, as affected by real property (land & structures): Cost of land and assembling a structure as an improvement to the land. The cost of the structure is the purchase of land, planning, estimating, managing, labor and profit of the materials assembled or installed for the production of a building on improving the site. Cost is materials or unit value and the business/investment process of completing the structure or improvement on site for a…

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Energy Valuation

Posted on October 10, 2011 at 1:31pm 1 Comment

I've been a contractor since 1972 and an accredited appraiser and real estate broker since 1990 and a HERS Rater since 2006. I'd like to know why everyone thinks poking sharp sticks at appraisers will get you more help? If I came to your job and started telling you how to do your business do you think I'd get your cooporation? I think a lump sum line adjustment will be easier to get into the mainstream valuation arena. Appraisals are not Energy Reports. Most appraisers aren't energy raters…

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At 7:54am on October 9, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Chris,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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