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Radiant Barrier in the North?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Mallard Mar 1, 2011. 16 Replies

I've lived in both North Carolina and Minnesota. I installed a radiant barrier in North Carolina and was very impressed by the results. Now in Minnesota there are only about two months that are hot…Continue

 

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Mary Beth Thakar commented on Ross Jackson's video
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The Drafty House Demo

"It is a lovely video -- but I think you should say something about the dangers that come (i.e., backdrafting) with sealing the downstairs first.  Just a thought.  I like your use of those bowls and colanders!"
Aug 23, 2012
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The Drafty House Demo

A kitchen demo of a drafty house. Different options are shown on sealing upstairs or downstairs. Suggestions made on where to seal leaks first.
Aug 2, 2012
tedkidd commented on Ross Jackson's video
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"Nice Video.  Probably helps people understand stack losses come from both up and down.   Not sure I'd prioritize up over down.  I view them as the same job.  If they were 2 separate jobs I'd probably attempt to…"
Apr 12, 2012
Ross Jackson's video was featured

The Drafty House Demo

A kitchen demo of a drafty house. Different options are shown on sealing upstairs or downstairs. Suggestions made on where to seal leaks first.
Apr 10, 2012
Neely Crane-Smith left a comment for Ross Jackson
"Hey!  I'm doing well; still running the Energy Challenge (27K strong and growing!) and doing workshops for our residential program.  Always an interesting time to be in energy efficiency..."
Mar 31, 2011
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"Thanks for your kind comment on the video Neely. How's it goin'?"
Mar 31, 2011
Ross Jackson commented on Chris Kaiser's blog post Residential Solar PV vs Residential Wind Turbine
"This is great stuff! It's a real direct comparison that could have an affect on home owner's decisions. Thanks!"
Mar 31, 2011
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"Thanks for the friend request. I love foreign contacts and I loved the video you put up!"
Mar 11, 2011
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Mar 3, 2011
Tom Mallard replied to Ross Jackson's discussion Radiant Barrier in the North?
"A good wall system has the weather barrier, insulation, thermal-mass, interior finish. Existing systems are missing the thermal-mass, calculated by thickness and transmittivity to hold heat-cold long enough to reduce energy inputs, easy to sim…"
Mar 1, 2011
Tom Mallard replied to Ross Jackson's discussion Radiant Barrier in the North?
"If you reflect back to the interior of the home it will reduce the loss-rate by some amount, if you have a datasheet it's usually there how to compute heat-transfer per hour, most have the spectral breakout."
Mar 1, 2011
Robert H replied to Ross Jackson's discussion Radiant Barrier in the North?
"I doubt you would see much benefit from a barrier in MN. From my research only the far southern states get much benefit but even then they need to focus on air sealing and having high levels of insulation.   The priorities in a home should be…"
Mar 1, 2011
Henry Borysewicz commented on Ross Jackson's video
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"Nice video, Ross!"
Feb 28, 2011
Ben Fowler commented on Ross Jackson's video
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"Good advice. Ideally, you'd do both at the same time!"
Feb 18, 2011
Joseph J. Ilacqua commented on Ross Jackson's video
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"Thanks for the great video"
Feb 17, 2011

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At 11:08am on March 31, 2011, Neely Crane-Smith said…
Hey!  I'm doing well; still running the Energy Challenge (27K strong and growing!) and doing workshops for our residential program.  Always an interesting time to be in energy efficiency...
At 10:09pm on January 31, 2011, Evan Mills said…
Hi Ross - noticed that you're interested in MF buildings.  If you have time, we'd love to hear your ideas in the new multifamily buildings group.
 
 
 

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