Sean Lintow Sr
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to carter turner's discussion Home Energy Savings
"there is only one way to know, measure it - plug the tv into a watt meter & see what it shows for in use & off. The DVR you are toast, it needs power Next if the amount is meaningful buy a surge strip with a few outlets that always stay on…"
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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
Jul 21
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Martin Newmark's discussion Best Practice for Retrofit Insulation on Modern Knee Walls in Attics
"It gets down to the size of the crawl - I can't recall where I saw it but one contractor cuts a whole through on the gable end which allows for passage of foam boards, etc... Don't forget you have to put an air barrier up for most…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Sorry but no, not that big of a thing up here Biggest issue I see for most is everyone grid ties & then wonders why they have no power when lines go down..."
May 21
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Clearest concise piece I have seen - https://runonsun.com/newsletters/v2015/02-Newsletter.html Top 5 Reasons to Stay Away from that Solar Lease!  "
May 19
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Apr 17
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"A few quick thoughts - main issue is in the summer with open cell? If so I would strongly check into that due to moisture drive is inwards during the heat of the day & many times people notice an odor it is due to improper mix  Assuming OC…"
Apr 14
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Energy Wise Solutions's discussion What causes a temperature plane in a home
"Stagnation / inversion layer - common with radiant heated buildings where the heat stays low & it is cooler the higher you go - awesome in commercial & other areas as you aren't heating everything. The reverse can also be in effect…"
Apr 13
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Daniel James Grundy's discussion Stack/wind pressure and flow networks.
"Pascals for stack has been discussed to death here Wind is pretty easy to find & if need be I would recommend googleing Bernoulli's principle on wind Unfortunately just looking at the diagram without some context it is hard to know…"
Mar 18
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"Any chance of asbestos - it is an automatic no thanks Have you thought about pressurizing the house instead"
Mar 15
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Larry Nissman's discussion Strange IR Image
"Mold? Shoot I have a picture of a smiley face on a wall - reason it was sprayed with something & then painted over, but it was enough to create a thermal difference that can be caught via camera only"
Feb 16
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Ken Kalke's discussion Glass Block Windows
"Well as most I know (if not all) wont meet the energy code - none and for those that do opt for them are limited to 15 SF as I recall"
Jan 13
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Company
SLS Construction & Building Solutions LLC
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Building energy modeler, Educator / Trainer, Energy auditor / assessor / analyst
Professional Certification
AEE, HERS Rater, RESNET
Website URL
http://SLS-Construction.com
Blog URL
http://TheHTRC.com
Twitter ID
The_HTRC
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/slsconstruction
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Sean Lintow Sr's Blog

Illinois, the ERI, IECACA & RESNET - The final push

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Monday April 6th (10 AM to noon) will decide whether the ERI aka as the HERS option will be part of Illinois new Energy Code or dropped till the next code cycle. While many local rating companies joined forces to help get it brought back up for discussion after it was…

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

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 7:48am 0 Comments

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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BPI at the Crossroads

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

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

Posted on January 8, 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments

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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"The avg scores are interesting. Are there comparative numbers for previous years? I thought they…"
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