Sean Lintow Sr
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion When your shower is in your kitchen...
"Cool, I can start cooking dinner, hop in and take a shower while making sure that nothing is burning... Wow that is a wacky setup, but no more than normal would be my guess especially as most people never run their fans…"
2 hours ago
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"You might want to check out BSC (Joe Lstiburek) perfect wall assembly As for builders & new construction - that would be the prescriptive path where it is required - choosing the UA or performance path you can go with less (or none like is…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation
"Pretty much worthless energy wise & while the VSI will try to sell it that way, it isn't - durability & looks wise it is a step up Yes the walls definitely need to be wrapped before installing this - make sure you get the flashing…"
Thursday
Sean Lintow Sr replied to robert jones's discussion Should your local weatherization company be required to have someone BPI certified on their staff?
"Sorry it has been to long, but each state agrees to certain terms which include oversight, items that should be addressed based on their climate, etc... There also is some National Retrofit Guidelines that to my knowledge were finally…"
Feb 24
Sean Lintow Sr replied to robert jones's discussion Should your local weatherization company be required to have someone BPI certified on their staff?
"In short no as I have seen shoddy & awesome work by those certified & not - just having a certification doesn't mean anything Should they be required to meet the Feds WX regs & QA - yes Now where are they falling down - not enough…"
Feb 23
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...
"Location??? Why do you have to vent? Foam for channel, enough to deal with dew-point issues - finish with dense packed cellulose No foam between bottom flange & drywall As you can't really do a ridge vent, just create it like you would for…"
Feb 21
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"The governments take on the numbers between 1980 to 2009: EIA "
Feb 19
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion smoky neighbor
"Correct me if I am wrong but isn't supply only considered bad in your area? Even if it isn't, what happens if another neighbor decides to use there stove where it can impact the supply Personally I would look into an encapsulated crawl and…"
Feb 18
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Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
Feb 16
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Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
Feb 13
Bud Poll commented on Sean Lintow Sr's group Best Practices (Residential)
"Hi Robert, I have long advocated volunteer work as a great place to gain real field experience as an Energy Auditor.  Seniors, unemployed, and military families will keep you very busy.  All of the class work we go through is barely enough…"
Feb 12
Patrick Michaelyan commented on Sean Lintow Sr's group Best Practices (Residential)
"Mr. Jones,  God bless you. I had tried on many occassions to build a partnership with local HVAC companies without success. The main barrier: the HVAC contractors did not want to lose potential jobs because homeowners felt like they were being…"
Feb 12
robert jones commented on Sean Lintow Sr's group Best Practices (Residential)
"Hello everyone. My name is Bob Jones...I'm new to this group. I own a small heating & cooling company in Albany, NY.  I've completed three BPI certifications in May, 2014. I'm looking to start a non-profit in my community.…"
Feb 12
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Feb 7
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Rob Buchanan's discussion Whole-house Ductless Mini-split install costs
"No one can give you a valid price as there is so much that goes into - size of the unit, how many wall warts, ease of running the lines... That doesn't include the make of the unit (you want cheap or...) different markups, margins by each…"
Feb 6
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bud Poll's discussion CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
"Link doesn't work Bud? I doubt Direct Vent as the lack of oxygen should trip the safeties - could easily be a power vented, naturally vented unit that got clogged, pipe got knocked loose or they used their oven or something else for…"
Jan 28

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So you want / need to pass RESNET’s CAZ Tests?

As many know, by the end of this year all HERS Raters & Field Inspectors (RFI’s) in good standing must complete a three prong CAZ training & testing requirement (assuming it was not part of their original training). While one can debate should they or shouldn’t they have done this, the die has been cast and the mandate has been made. In case this is news to you,…

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Posted on November 19, 2014 at 7:48am

BPI at the Crossroads

This is a look at some of the recent changes & challenges facing BPI I originally posted on my site:http://blog.sls-construction.com/2012/bpi-at-the-crossroads-exams-new-certifications-standards

Lately BPI (aka Building Performance Institute, Inc.) has been growing exponentially and making plenty of waves in the certification field. Just this last July they had…

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Posted on March 25, 2012 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Becoming a LEED AP: Habitat for Humanity, BOULD, and You?

So you have decided you want to earn or become a LEED AP. There is just one small issue, unless you have or are working on a LEED project, just how are you supposed to gain the experience & show documented involvement on a project registered or certified for LEED? (AKA a letter of attestation) As some well know, finding or being able to gain the needed project experience can be a rare opportunity. Fortunately though, the chances for many looking in have an opportunity through a…

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Posted on January 8, 2012 at 10:00am

Test Taking Tips: ENERGY STAR V3, RESNET, CEA, & BPI

Whew, as of yesterday (April 22nd) and taking the ENERGY STAR V3 test (long story short – the test was not available when I took the original class), that is it for the test taking (Since posting this, I had to take another 2 tests & classes for another program I am working with - will the madness ever stop?). As I was sitting there taking the test, I was amazed at how many people were flipping…

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Posted on June 12, 2011 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

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