Todd Collins
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Todd Collins replied to Kim Tanner's discussion Article about residential energy efficiency and why sales are low
"More appropriate might be the un-subsidized actual and environmental cost of natural gas and electricity generation is not priced in.  Oil is relevant in the north east, but largely that is it.  An all electric home or propane heated home…"
Jan 28, 2016
Todd Collins replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Ancient (70's) wall foam insulation, now a powder.
"What did you find about the dust?  "
Mar 27, 2015
Todd Collins replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"This is already mentioned in the comments, and it is not a bad thing to say it again.  In short, you have to measure energy use / sf.  And you have to take into consideration the typical appliances in homes then and now.  Having said…"
Mar 12, 2015
Todd Collins replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"Keeping air from getting into the wall assembly is important - so answer to your question air barrier will help.  Keep in mind that WRB's are not necessarily air barriers.  As you know, water generally gets into a wall more readily in…"
Feb 27, 2015
Todd Collins replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"might want to consider vapor permeability.   Need to move the dew point out far enough to prevent condensation within the wall assembly.  "
Feb 26, 2015
Todd Collins replied to Nate Adams's discussion One Knob and the Pain That Inspired It
"Home performance is about comfort and energy savings.  We are working on a document about comfort to include information regarding indoor surface temperatures of exterior walls and windows.  In short, the way to make this a reality is to…"
Jan 29, 2015
Todd Collins replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Richard,  I don't believe I am missing any points.  As I mentioned... I have no interest in bantering or arguing with you.  We are on the same page - we want healthier buildings, but you are not correct in saying properly…"
Jul 28, 2014
Todd Collins replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Richard,   The study you cited states:    "Patrick N. Breysse, a public health researcher at Johns Hopkins University, calls the study important because it shows that green housing clearly contributes to reductions in indoor…"
Jul 26, 2014
Todd Collins replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Richard is not correct about this issue.   Air sealing has not gone far enough.  What we need to learn is that we need to add mechanical ventilation to air tight buildings to bring in fresh air.  A good HRV/ERV will not only bring in…"
Jul 17, 2014
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"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! Don't…"
Aug 15, 2013
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