Hal Skinner
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Contractors teaming up with financial lenders

I ran this subject line past a few of the administrators.  They and I could not recall this subject getting discussed here.To start off I want to say I am NOT an expert on lending institutions or…Continue

Started Feb 19

'See through' Radiant Barrier window attachment?
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Liteline companies ‘In’Flector’I was introduced to this product around a month ago, however, it apperently has been around many years.  I had never heard of it and was wondering if anyone on this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Skinner Apr 5, 2012.

Energy analysis on converted steel storage containers?
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Many of the manufacturers insulate and add air conditioners to these units.  They are used as offices, school classrooms, conditioned storage buildings, mountain homes, etc.Anyone ever done an energy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Skinner Oct 20, 2011.

ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance 101: Understanding the marketplace

Received this email from the ACEEE.   It appears to be the first in a series of articles.  Since everyone seems to want financing, thought I would pass this along as it might be very useful. Dear…Continue

Started Aug 15, 2011

 

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Contractors teaming up with financial lenders

I ran this subject line past a few of the administrators.  They and I could not recall this subject getting discussed here.To start off I want to say I am NOT an expert on lending institutions or anything that they do, per se.I will try and tell you what I saw  while working with a general contractor's sales people.In 2003,  as the engineering rep for the paint / coating I work with, our manufacturer sent me to Sacramento.  We had a brand new distributor who was a general building contractor. …See More
Feb 24
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Contractors teaming up financial lenders.

I ran this subject line past a few of the administrators.  They and I could not recall this subject getting discussed here.To start off I want to say I am NOT an expert on lending institutions or anything that they do, per se.I will try and tell you what I saw  while working with a general contractor's sales people.In 2003,  as the engineering rep for the paint / coating I work with, our manufacturer sent me to Sacramento.  We had a brand new distributor who was a general building contractor. …See More
Feb 19
Hal Skinner replied to daniel manriquez's discussion Residential Energy Efficiency displays in the group Marketing Energy Efficiency
"Hi Daniel, I have worked with an insulating coating for 30.  I have been a manufactures engineering rep for that product for almost all those years.  As a rep, some of m,y duties were to train and certify applicators / contractors and…"
Feb 12
Hal Skinner replied to Erin Hult's discussion LBNL looking for HVAC contractors that service Small Commercial
"Hi Tom. After re-reading my post, I kind of came off as giving all AC contractors a black eye and that was not what I meant to do.  That was my dealings with  a few dozen AC contractors in my area of Northern California.  I tried to…"
Feb 12
Hal Skinner replied to Erin Hult's discussion LBNL looking for HVAC contractors that service Small Commercial
"Hi Erin, Been quite awhile since I posted here.  I have worked with a radiant control coating for around 30 years.  I have met with dozens of A/C contractors in those years.  I always approached them with an offer of a free…"
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Barry NewDelman replied to Hal Skinner's discussion Building a case for energy efficiency upgrades in the group Marketing Energy Efficiency
"Hal , et al "When dealing with a commercial business, big or small, we always get the same reply when we talk about energy efficiency upgrades;  "We just don't have any money to spend right now because of....." …"
Aug 8, 2013
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Bribing a prospective customer.

OK, our company works with a radiant barrier coating, looks and applies like paint.  We found out early on that the more intelligent and informed the homeowner is, the more they understand and realize it is a good investment.  I know this is not news to anyone here.. You can show them all the statements, lab reports and photos you have and they are still not convinced enough to sign on the dotted line.  For THOSE homeowners, we found out that you have to give them something they can feel /…See More
Aug 8, 2013
Bijou Lulla replied to Hal Skinner's discussion Building a case for energy efficiency upgrades in the group Marketing Energy Efficiency
"Has anyone done a case study post installation - on the benefits that were perceived before investment and the actual benefits that materialized post the Energy Efficient retrofit? Will be happy if you share some details with us. "
Apr 13, 2013
Barry NewDelman replied to Hal Skinner's discussion Building a case for energy efficiency upgrades in the group Marketing Energy Efficiency
"I do not know if this  still an active discussion, since it goes back to July 2011. However, I think it's important for me to indicate to those who have interests that I totally agree with this or that building owners when asked…"
Apr 2, 2013
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White radiant barrier paint vs standard white paint

"I am amazed by the results from the use of ceramic paints on mobile homes. The use of ceramic paints on the roofs solves a huge problem that mobile home owners run into when it is evident that the insulation in the roof is breaking down, but…"
Feb 22, 2013
Hal Skinner replied to James White's discussion Russian Wood Stoves (Masonry Stoves)
""Indian build small fire, sit close, stays warem  White man build big fire,m sit way back, freezes to death"."
Nov 29, 2012
Robert Riversong replied to Hal Skinner's discussion Different classifications of radiant barrier materials
""you need thermal mass to achieve any kind of 'R' value" Thermal mass and R-value are two entirely distinct properties. Thermal insulations are merely materials, usually very low-mass materials, that trap dead air. Radiant…"
Sep 2, 2012
Bud Poll replied to Hal Skinner's discussion Different classifications of radiant barrier materials
"Hi Hal, Tamasin, and Joshua,  I'm far from ready for this discussion, but I can pose an application for consideration and see if survives the critique and yes it uses a radiant barrier.  Since I didn't want to steal Hal's…"
Aug 28, 2012
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Different classifications of radiant barrier materials

I am one of those people involved with ‘a’ radiant barrier product, just one.  Over the years I have tested ours vs a few dozen of our competitors.  There are different types of radiant barrier materials out there.  Ours is a radiant barrier coating, an ENERGY STAR ‘Cool Roof’ coating.  I wish someone in charge of these would create a seperate classification just for the coatings. I hate it when the coating classification gets lumped in with the aluminum foil types and the others.  If you…See More
Aug 28, 2012
Joshua Knittel replied to Hal Skinner's discussion Different classifications of radiant barrier materials
"First off, a reputable radiant barrier dealer / installer should never claim that a radiant barrier will address anything but "radiant heat gain". It is asinine to assume that it would or should have any affect on conduction or…"
Aug 27, 2012

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ICE STORAGE BOXES
ICE CHESTS
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New Energy Star requirements for Cool Roof coatings

I was forwarded an email that originated from the Energy Star Heat Island group.  This was something I was not aware of.  I have changed the font to red for the main point of my own comments below the quoted part of the email.

 

"This call will provide an overview of the revised requirements for ENERGY STAR labeling of roofing products. The focus will be on the certification and verification processes. Beginning January 2011, labeling requires third- party…

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Posted on April 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

New applications for an Energy Star 'Cool Roof' coating.





I work with two contractors; one is in Denison Texas and the other in Sacramento, CA. …

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Posted on November 5, 2010 at 4:45pm

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