Diane Chojnowski's Comments

Comment Wall (101 comments)

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

At 7:07am on January 28, 2013, Emmanuel de Crepy said…

Hi Diane, Thank you for your review ! I've updated my profile with the location info in France ;) ... I'll check the energy efficiency threads - very keen about what is going on in the States !

Thanks !

At 3:42am on December 4, 2012, John Murphy said…

Hello Diane...

Thanks for the welcome.

At 9:03am on December 2, 2012, Justin Lie said…

Thanks Diane for the welcome. This is such a great community and resource!

At 9:12pm on November 11, 2012, Simon Craig said…

Thank you much Diane.. such a great online community. and thanks again for you kindly welcome.

At 9:10pm on November 11, 2012, Selena Cowell said…

Thanks Diane.

At 12:07pm on November 11, 2012, Jean-Yves Milette said…

Thanks Diane,

I'm new to this site and I'm not computer savvy. I got a question for you.

A contractor just installed a sump pump with a french drain to waterproof an unfinished section of my basement. He used a waffle board along the walls to prevent any leak from the walls. I would like to finish this section of my basement but i"m not sure how to make my first floor joint air tight and at the same time ventilate the basement floor in case of radon gas. Where should I go for advises on this?

Thanks.

John

At 4:51pm on October 17, 2012, John Porterfield said…

Thx Diane,

Don’t know Sean Lintow of Best Practices, though I know Matthew Redmond.  I want to ask you the same question I asked Matt:

I fear EFFECTIVE is something that may be overlooked as people suppose BEST PRACTICES are sufficient (necessary, yes . . . sufficient, no).   Will EFFECTIVE get lost in Best Practices, especially as regards doing effective air seal and insulation?

Seems like insulators need a spot to share their solutions to problems, much as occurs at heatinghelp.com.  Wife Cheryl and I do lots of follow-up inspections & here’s how we see the “Real World of Install” :

In our audit and follow-up independent guidance, and more-so looking at work people have had done before we are on-site, we estimate that, on average, people get about 70% of what is being paid for in programs that include an audit and follow-up inspection, and less than 70% of what is being bought in private work, outside of programs.  It's hard to figure out a percentage since some work is completed as agreed  but done poorly, some partly done, and in some cases payment is made for work that is entirely missing.   From the installers view I think we'd venture the biggest problem of having something less, or different than what the installer bills for is simply reality: it’s difficult to "ace" air seal and insulation work. 

Also, I’m bizi & want to know what’s involved w/ a group.  Once started, what does the “starter” do?

At 2:48pm on October 8, 2012, Beth Kopitzke said…

Thank you Diane for the warm welcome!

At 9:39am on September 17, 2012, Amanda Moss said…

Thank you Diane! I look forward to sharing and learning!

At 10:09am on September 10, 2012, Gjorevski Saso said…

Hi Diane

and thanks for your kindly welcome.

At 12:59pm on August 29, 2012, King Rosales said…

HI Diane, I've my location to the map, Go Canada go! What a great online community this is. Kudos.

At 12:37pm on August 10, 2012, Marc Church said…

Hi Diane,

It's nice to be in such good company!  Thanks for having me!

At 10:01am on June 12, 2012, Nancy Lange said…

Hi Diane - 

Thanks for the welcome.  Looking forward to using the site and connections.

Nancy

At 11:44am on June 5, 2012, Mary Beth Thakar said…

Hi, Diane, Thanks for that welcome a while back.  Just was looking for a way to read Home Energy magazine on this site, as I BELIEVE that I could do before.  But now it seems that I have to subscribe.  I am not unwilling to subscribe, but I just wanted to see if I could read it for free on Home Energy Pros.  Am I crazy -- or am I wrong that the magazine was not accessible through this website?? Thanks, just checking on my sanity.

At 7:39pm on May 28, 2012, Sally Blackwell said…

Thanks Diane, its good to be here! Looks like there are one or two of us from NZ!

Sally

At 9:19pm on May 18, 2012, Nazrul Nizam said…

Hi Diane. Thank you so much for welcoming me. It's so nice to be a part of a great community. I'm sure I'm going to learn something in here.

Honestly speaking Diane,  I have high ambitions and dreaming to put my site to the higher level. The thing is, I'm lack of knowledge in green energy and I obviously do not have the time, anymore to keep really late hours. So I join this community and looking for some help from brilliant people, especially the one who has a greater interest in alternative energy. 

To cut everything short, I'm looking for volunteers authors who would be interested in helping me producing a quality alternative energy articles for my alternative energy news website. Can I find someone in here Diane?

At 9:25am on May 18, 2012, Steve Leombruno said…
Thanks Diane for the warm welcome.
At 6:01pm on May 1, 2012, Don Morgan said…

Thank you for the nice welcome.

At 11:07pm on April 12, 2012, Mark Linear said…
Thanks Diane, I appreciate you
accepting my application. I look forward to being a part of your community, learning and sharing as a home contractor here in the state of Michigan!
At 11:45am on April 12, 2012, Adam Bricker said…

Thanks Diane!

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.  Home Energy Pros is sponsored by the Better Buildings Residential Network.

Latest Activity

Profile IconAnand Natarajan and Bill Collinge joined Home Energy Pros
14 minutes ago
Scott Stubbs added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
Thumbnail

Retrotec Commercial & Residential Blower Doors $4800

My business no longer has the need for my Retrotec blower door equipment so I am selling both the…See More
1 hour ago
Chris Stratton replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"I like that idea. Giving people as many options to engage as possible (without overwhelming them)…"
4 hours ago
Colin Genge posted an event

Duct Testing 101 Webinar at Online

July 2, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm
•Testing for Energy Code or envelope performance •Measure a known hole to prove to yourself you and…See More
4 hours ago
John Proctor commented on Mariusz Chorazy's blog post Think Your AC Won’t Make it Through the Summer San Antonio TX? We’ve Got the Fixes
"Correction -- according to the most definitive study I know of the median life is 20.5 years. 63%…"
7 hours ago
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Chris Another faster option in the interim could be to post a You-Tube video on how to use the…"
21 hours ago
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Ted -  That is why the 1000 Home Challenge has two options for determining a project's…"
22 hours ago
Empower Efficiency added 2 discussions to the group Job Board
22 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service