Ron Jones
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Sustainable Home Solutions
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BPI Certified Building Analyst & Envelope Professional
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Why Test?

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 1:00pm 6 Comments

I've been wondering lately why we're so hell bent on testing houses. After all, we're a bunch of smart building scientist type guys and gals, right? We may not be Joe Lstiburek's (for which our families and fiends, unbeknownst to them, are mighty grateful), but we have a working knowledge of air and moisture movement, thermal and pressure boundaries, various Deltas (T, P, and the rest), and all that other stuff BPI made us learn. We don't assess houses one day in Tallahassee, the next in…


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At 6:24am on March 23, 2011, John Poole said…
Thanks for joining the Historic Home group, Ron. Hope you find it interesting!
At 5:21pm on December 9, 2010, Troy Spindler said…

What an ugly picture!

Hey,  I'm still struggling with my crawl space stemwall efflorescence.  Did you take the guy, Rich Cowperthwaite's  PG&E crawl space class? His suggestions to me:  French Drain, Structural Engineer, Reduce Landscape Irrig. & replace turf with native plants,  Get rid of old crawl FAU & replace/w sealed combustion unit, Seal all crawl space vents & weather strip access -All good but I was hoping for something cheaper.


See you Tue. 12/14

At 2:02pm on December 4, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…
Hi Ron, 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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