ken Neuhauser
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ken Neuhauser replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?
"Griffin, That's a gorgeous attic! To my eye, the bungalow is a beautify style that can accommodate high performance discretely.  The only aspect of this building that looks less solid (visually) and a little inconsistent is the roof…"
Apr 10
ken Neuhauser replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Actual Energy Use - 20 Thousand Home Challenge Projects & 20th Project to Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
Jan 24
ken Neuhauser replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Actual Energy Use - 20 Thousand Home Challenge Projects & 20th Project to Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Hello, Brennan! I am also very interested in what you find from aggregating DER performance across the U.S.  Performance data is going to be key to the general public's evaluation of this level of retrofit.  It is exciting to see such…"
Jan 23
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ken Neuhauser replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Unvented Roof Assembly
"Hello, Patrick, There are a few important considerations that I think people often miss when deciding between or comparing establishing the thermal enclosure at the attic floor or in the plane of the roof.   First, to really do the same…"
Oct 4, 2013
ken Neuhauser replied to Kevin's discussion Underground ductwork
"Moldy cheerios, mice poop, marbles and matchbox cars.  M-m-m-m!  Plus lots of cat hair if the house has cats.  I'm not a fan of floor registers even if they are not associated with below-slab ducts."
Sep 19, 2013
ken Neuhauser replied to Kevin's discussion Underground ductwork
"Kevin, I agree, he would be wasting his money to seal the sub-slab ductwork. There is only one appropriate retrofit measure for ducts below a slab: fill with concrete and relocate ductwork within the building. I've put a camera in a sub-slab…"
Sep 13, 2013
ken Neuhauser commented on Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post What do Ducted Mini-Splits Look Like?
"Thank you for this post, Chris! Of course we all want the efficiency of mini-splits in a ducted system.  The trouble seems to be, however, that once we put ducts on these systems, they no longer have a performance advantage over…"
Aug 1, 2013
ken Neuhauser replied to Nick Helmholdt's discussion How to Add a Passively Cooled Wine Cellar?
"Hello Nick, Joe Lstiburek has a nice article on wine cellars.  It is also available on the buildingscience.com website.   You might have already come across this in your research:…"
Jun 6, 2013
ken Neuhauser replied to Brad Cook's discussion Venting a clothes dryer through an unheated garage
"Brad, If you've insulated the pipe, sloped to the outside, properly lapped the joints, left a drain hole or two at the bottom of the vent termination...then I think you're just up against physics.  Physics wins every time.  The…"
Jan 24, 2013
ken Neuhauser commented on Glen Gallo's blog post Building Science is not really science
"Appreciate the thoughts, Glen.  But I think you need to be careful about the terminology.  Building science is science.  It's the application of building science that tends to be less scientific.  The discipline of building…"
Nov 8, 2012
ken Neuhauser is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Nov 23, 2011

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At 8:32am on November 26, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Ken,

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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