A. Tamasin Sterner
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  • Lancaster, PA
  • United States
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Combustion Appliance Testing Can Be Easy if You Understand What and Why You Are Testing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Phillips Dec 2, 2010. 10 Replies

Lots of energy auditors, inspectors, HVAC folks, and air sealers are confused about how, when, and why it is important to test combustion appliances.  They often don't know what the test is supposed…Continue

 

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Pure Energy
Professional Certification
BPI Affiliate Company
Professional Interests
Home Improvement
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Quality Assurance
Coaching
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Energy Audits
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Attic Fans and CAZ Pressure - Testing Fun!

Posted on May 8, 2017 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

Consider turning attic fans on when checking for the worst case CAZ depressurization. The fan may be changing the pressure dynamics of the home in dangerous ways.…

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Are You in PA, NJ, or DE? Do You Plan to Become a BPI Testing Center?

Posted on January 15, 2012 at 11:22pm 0 Comments

 I'm wanting to assess which tri-state BPI Affiliates are becoming BPI Testing Centers.  And, in order to not over flood the area with too many Testing Centers, I'm looking to pool resources. We have 25 test computers. This will keep costs down.  If you are becoming a Test Center, or if you know an entity that is, please share that infomation.  It will be public soon enough.  I'm also wanting to assess the need for traveling Proctors.  If you need Proctors, please share that information…

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Health Issues Caused By Insulation Products

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 7:27am 2 Comments

Does anyone know anyone who has had decreased health due to the installation of insulation materials?  I've been emailing back and forth with a man who had Atticat loose fill installed in two exterior walls.  He claims the odor is persisting and has developed teeth gnashing.

Q & A with A. Tamasin Sterner on her Women's Energy Auditing course in Montana

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 10:46am 5 Comments

This is a great field for women. And there are far too few women in the industry. I want that to change.

In our Women's Energy Auditing course women will learn how to improve their health, the health of their family, and the health of others. They will be able to do this because they will learn skills needed to properly understand, avoid, and fix problems that make buildings fall apart, like moisture and mold, which causes health problems for many people...

 

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At 2:22pm on April 4, 2011, Building Performance Institute said…
Not according to the august panel of judges on March 4, who took about 90 seconds into the conference call to unanimously vote for you out of a field of 13 contenders!
At 8:33am on March 29, 2011, John Poole said…
Thanks very much for joining our Historic Home group. Hope you find it interesting!
At 7:34pm on November 14, 2010, Carol A. Markell said…
so I just said 'hello' to Tamasin Sterner from Mt. are there 2 of you? I'm confused
 
 
 

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