Jim Gunshinan's Groups (14)

  • Hall of Shame

    160 members Latest Activity: Jul 9 In this group, members share an array of images from the field, showing the kinds of issues encountered by home performance professionals in real…

  • Energy Efficient Design

    74 members Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2017 Energy efficiency starts at the drafting table... How architects and designers can help buildings reach high-performance standards.

  • Habitat for Humanity

    67 members Latest Activity: Dec 31, 2016

    Sustainable Building Group

  • HVAC

    207 members Latest Activity: May 16 HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part…

  • Home Energy Ratings

    107 members Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2017 Calculating them; visualizing them; explaining them; selling them .... there is a lot to discuss and debate here

  • Building Performance Institute (BPI)

    335 members Latest Activity: Jul 23

    BPI is the nation's premier standards development, quality assurance and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit…

  • 1000 Home Challenge

    138 members Latest Activity: Apr 8

    Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from…

  • Multifamily Buildings

    150 members Latest Activity: Dec 14, 2017

    For too long there has been relatively little EE focus on multifamily, but some new programs have recently started. This group gives us a venue to…

  • Energy Upgrade California

    56 members Latest Activity: Sep 8, 2015

    This is a group for contractors and other pros participating in the Energy Upgrade California energy efficiency program launched 3/1/11.

  • INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS

    195 members Latest Activity: Feb 16

    This group is dedicated to knowledge sharing and discussion of infrared thermography for building sciences and energy applications.

  • Best Practices (Residential)

    345 members Latest Activity: May 21

    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…

  • Tools of the Trade

    105 members Latest Activity: Jul 21, 2017 A hammer and a saw used to be the key tools for home contractors. Today, the best-in-breed also use high-tech equipment while performing a…

  • Trainers and Mentors

    131 members Latest Activity: Nov 21, 2017

    Share your experience with different training and mentoring methods. Learn about new training tools, certifications and training programs.

  • Weatherization

    164 members Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2017 Share your concerns and successes as a weatherization professional, or information for this community.

Forum Discussions

Mini split installation location

Started by Jan Green in HVAC. Last reply by David Butler 13 hours ago. 13 Replies

Think of the house as a really big duct

Started by Frank Spevak in HVAC. Last reply by John White on Friday. 2 Replies

Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

Started by Beverly Lerch in General Forum. Last reply by Beverly Lerch on Thursday. 13 Replies

Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom

Started by Jerry Needham in General Forum. Last reply by John Nicholas on Thursday. 10 Replies

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Matt Wright added a discussion to the group Job Board
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Home Performance Expert in Frisco, CO

Deeper Green ConsultingHome Performance ExpertJob Description:Deeper Green Consulting is seeking a…See More
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Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"There is a scientific paper that Tom Phillips cited where the researchers are looking at the…"
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David Byrnes's video was featured

Should the Attic Floor Insulation Be Removed When Doing Spray Foam?

Spray foam insulation contractors and homeowners alike have debated this questions over many years and since spray foam first gained popularity
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David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I'm not sure if I'm making myself clear. You don't want to 'squeeze' the…"
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More "Buzz" from ACEEE Summer Study—Grow Homes

Joe Clark and Martha Wudka of Evergreen Economics did a study in which "getting into the weeds (or…See More
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I agre that the south wall would be shaded for the warmer summer months, but it won't look…"
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I'll check on electrical.  Good point.  "
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Thank you for that.  I wanted to put it on the west wall since there isn't much chance of…"
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David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Hi Jan, actually, I said you'd be find putting it on the west wall since you wanted a larger…"
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Using Pearl Certification to Bridge the gap between home energy and value - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

October 3, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
In this webinar, “The Power of the Pearl Connection”, Pearl Certification’s Cynthia Adams, CEO and…See More
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Walter Ahlgrim replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Being a Flip you must consider the install cost. At least get a bid for a PTAC unit like the ones…"
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Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"South Wall. It will have the highest load needed for cooling/heating. the shade from the tree could…"
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Glen Gallo replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I would add where is the power coming from? the south wall proposed might have easier access for…"
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John White replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"Soffit vents can be used for intake, but they are not the only means of intake. If you have a…"
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Franco Oyuela commented on David Byrnes's video
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Why One Room Is Hotter Than Others

"If the temperature difference between your bedroom and your living room feels like walking from a…"
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Franco Oyuela replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"First: Mini split are a great option. Second:vI agree with David that installing on the south…"
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