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Retrofitting a 1979 Home to NAHB Silver or Gold - Pending Cert

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Green Aug 20, 2016. 11 Replies

I'm excited to be the lone speaker for the last in a series of lectures for the Scottsdale Green Building Lecture Series!  The event is 6/2, Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef,…Continue

Adding Value for Energy Efficient Features During the Appraisal Process

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Green Mar 29, 2013. 4 Replies

Recently, I was asked to manage another realtors' listings and buyer clients while she went on vacation out of the country.  One of her listings was under contract, within the last couple of days, so…Continue

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Jan Green replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"Thank you for your advice Sean.  The cellulose will be removed very soon and I'll make sure they clean it up properly.  I already aerosealed my ducts so that should help tremendously.  I'd like to give it some time before…"
Apr 15
Jan Green replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"Good point Brad.  I wonder if there is something IN my attic that was not detected and is now encapsulated in the attic, in the cellulose?   HMMMMM..... A lot to think about.  Thank you again for being a sounding board in this thread.…"
Apr 14
Jan Green replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"Brad - thank you for your insights.  I listed a home for sale with that Whisper Green fan - loved it!  I'll check it out. THANK YOU!  I appreciate all the insights I can get.   As a realtor, having good sources of…"
Apr 14
Jan Green replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"During our hot summer months, the odor that is created in my attic is noticeably bad and it infiltrates my house via the attic access in my master closet - of all places to have an odor created!  I've lived in the house now for 2 years and…"
Apr 14
Jan Green replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"Thank you John!  That's my plan, swap out the fans first.  Appreciate the advice!    As a realtor with 2 designations in green building, we still have to rely on others to do the work.  Like most consumer products, i…"
Apr 14
Jan Green replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"The air test was done prior to Aerosealing and tests were fine. No drywall was removed so the vermiculite was encapsulated.  Great comments about air quality. I'll check the bathroom fans.   The cellulose is definitely very old and…"
Apr 13
Jan Green replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"I had a blower door done on my 1979 block home but didn't know I had that in the walls. I must have it another auditor told me because my house is now tighter than I expected it to be.  I also added Icynene under the lid of the roof, 16…"
Apr 13
Jan Green commented on Tom White's video

Passivhaus Goes Personal

"Great video!  Gotta share this :)"
Feb 13
Jan Green replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"Good question Rob. I've seen some that offer multi-faceted approaches with more than one product line, ie solar, energy audits, HVAC.   But I also have clients who are energy auditors that are very successful.  Being able to offer…"
Feb 2
Jan Green commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Energy Star Contractor of the Year Award Q&A: AZ Energy Efficient Home
"Great job Jonathan!  Nice to be aligned with a reputable company and individual in this field of work! "
Jan 26
Jan Green liked Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post Rock Wool Insulation for Floor of High Performance Tiny House
Jan 23
Jan Green commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post DOE Completes New Consensus-Based Air Conditioner Standards
"Good to know what lies ahead! As a green realtor, we also have to be able to manage client expectations when recommending Energy Audits for consumers. I'm assuming, as I read this that it will change some of their testing methods in the future."
Dec 19, 2016
Jan Green replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Agreed Sandy on all counts!   HES and HERS will be confusing to everyone that doesn't understand the difference in scoring methods.  My initial reaction after watching the HES video on YouTube from DOE was, "Another metric that…"
Dec 8, 2016
Jan Green commented on Jan Green's blog post Wonky HVAC System
"It's not common to see this in Arizona.  I appreciate your feedback Kent.  The unit services the existing space plus the addition. Interesting comments John.  Appreciate your feedback and information.   I'll remember…"
Sep 16, 2016
Jan Green commented on Jan Green's blog post Attic sealing versus effective system balances
"I did not make a choice to leave the old insulation. The subject wasn't brought up.  Yes, I'm having to spend more money because the contractor told me (remember I'm not the expert here) that I could seal the ducts or remove the…"
Sep 16, 2016
John Nicholas commented on Jan Green's blog post Wonky HVAC System
"The unit in the back is a compressor for a split system HVAC unit. Could be furnace with AC or air source heat pump. The unit in front is a single package HVAC unit. Could be a furnace with AC or air source heat pump.  Does the home have…"
Sep 16, 2016

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Wonky HVAC System

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 8:24pm 9 Comments

Yesterday I showed a home that was a complete remodel with added square footage.  The original house was 775 sq ft., stick built in 1946, with maybe a 6" crawl space.  The owner added 1000 sq ft to the main house and built a separate finished "workshop" on a separate HVAC system.  

Walking around the side of the house, I saw an HVAC system twice the normal width with a faded sticker.  It was a Goodman but that's all I could tell from the outside.  No idea how old it was but the…


Attic sealing versus effective system balances

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 9:44pm 17 Comments

First off, I am not an Energy Auditor and don't hold those certifications or experience.  I am a realtor with 2 green designations that assist my clients, both buyers and sellers, with energy efficient upgrades.  It is my job to be able to convey my unique knowlege to help them lower their energy bills, improve indoor…


Capturing the Value of Green - Step by Step

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 9:44am 0 Comments

Don't miss this FREE Event open to the public that includes the step by step process for gaining more value for homes with green and energy efficient features.  December 2, 5:30 - 7:30, DIRTT Environmental Solutions, 836 E University, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Featured Speakers - Sandra Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service, Punta Gorda, Florida; Chriss Wass, Firefly Living; & Matt Thorne, Nova Home Loans.  

Food & Drinks will be served. 



2 Day Green Certified Course for Appraisers in Phoenix

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 9:40am 0 Comments

First 25 will be refunded the $75 Fee for this 2 day course, includes:

Introduction to Green Building & Case Studies in Green Residential Buildings.  

12/3 - 4, 8 - 5, Phoenix Business & Workforce Development Center, 302 N First Ave, 6th Floor, Phoenix, 85003.

Courses will be taught by Sandy Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service, Punta Gorda, Florida; Vice Chair for Education for the Appraisal Institute. 

To Register:  …


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At 1:42pm on May 12, 2012, David Eggleton said…

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At 6:32am on April 13, 2012, Laura Reedy Stukel said…

Yes. It is a small world!  Good to have more Realtors around here. Keep up the great work!

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