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Home Performance Diagnostics Roadshow: the Proof Is Possible Tour!

Started Oct 19, 2015 0 Replies

Fellow building performance professionals:We're tired of waiting for the energy programs, codes, governments, utilities, and big corporations to 'create' a demand for home performance contracting in…Continue

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Home Performance U.S. Tour: PROOF IS POSSIBLE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blaine W Fox Feb 7, 2014. 2 Replies

Hey home performance heroes:Great news: Dow Building Solutions is sponsoring the kickoff of my Proof Is Possible U.S. Tour.  Each stop is a two-day event with workshops for homeowners,…Continue

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CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Gallo Apr 21, 2014. 19 Replies

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Testing Air Quality with Your Nose: Control Your HOMEChem

Charlie Weschler sits down with Grace and Corbett and gives fascinating examples of the complexity of indoor air chemistry. He is an air quality legend, a professor on three continents, and a super nice guy.
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Retrofitting for Performance: Testing Pre-Improvement

Corbett runs a full enclosure diagnostic on a one-story ranch for his family before planning and performing the improvements on vented crawlspace and attic.
Oct 4
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5 Types of Ventilation for Controlling Your HOMEChem

"Ventilation is one of the single most important element of an HVAC system. It is generally used to allow fresh outdoor air in your home, control the indoor air quality by diluting or reducing indoor pollutants or allergens and proper ventilation…"
Sep 14
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Toxic Chemicals and Home Performance with Arlene Blum

Arlene Blum is a famous mountain climber AND biophysical chemist, and it turns out they're basically the same job. At the Green Science Policy Institute in Berkeley, CA, she sat down with Corbett and Grace to talk about Six Classes of harmful…
Sep 13
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5 Types of Ventilation for Controlling Your HOMEChem

Ventilation is simple in concept- it moves bad air out and good air in. But the applications can be intensely confusing- Grace and Corbett help peel the onion of controlling home performance dynamics (and the HOMEChem issues we're learning more and…
Sep 11
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PROOF #004: Home Improvement for Cold Storage & Crawlspaces

This week Corbett finds a crazy cold room inside his client's condo, and recommends insulation despite conflicting advice from other contractors, because proof is possible! And he got some!
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Mitsubishi FH Ductless Minisplit: How to Take Apart & Clean

"Duct-less air conditioner heat pump systems can also help to keep your dwelling safer since there is only a small hole in the wall. Through-the-wall and window mounted room air-conditioners can provide an easy entrance for intruders."
May 1
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Mitsubishi FH Ductless Minisplit: How to Take Apart & Clean

See a demonstration of taking apart and cleaning the Mitsubishi Electric FH-series ductless minisplit heat pump. Thanks to Garret Beneker of Lincoln Air in Phoenix.
Jun 1, 2017
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Mar 10, 2017
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Home Performance Essentials Shown with Infrared Thermal Imaging

This was Corbett Lunsford's presentation on building science basics and infrared thermography at the Better Buildings: Better Business Conference in 2012. Through the lens of infrared thermal cameras, we explore the interaction and control of heat…
Dec 4, 2015
Corbett Lunsford replied to Lew Harriman's discussion Measured Home Performance - Print-on-demand Best Practices Guide for Retrofits (California Report)
"Thanks, Lew! Everybody, this is a great book."
Nov 16, 2015
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Home Performance Diagnostics Roadshow: the Proof Is Possible Tour!

Fellow building performance professionals:We're tired of waiting for the energy programs, codes, governments, utilities, and big corporations to 'create' a demand for home performance contracting in the free market. If you feel that way too, then JOIN US in going directly into our clients' neighborhoods and televisions.  Since this is an independent, not-for-profit project, we need all the support we can get.The Proof Is Possible Tour will visit 16 cities across the US between March and…See More
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Building Performance Workshop, a division of Green Dream Group
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BPI BA/EP/HP/AC/MFBA/WHALCI and Superproctor, RESNET QAD
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FALL FAST TRACK to Revolutionize Home Performance Business, Rock the Houses on Sept 1 2014

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 2:01pm 0 Comments

You took a class, or read a book, got BPI or HERS Rater certified, or just bought some diagnostic equipment. Your company was heading in the right direction in the beginning, but NOW WHAT? Earning certifications and owning diagnostic tools is a step in the right direction, but it’s only a step… the real power of your home performance focus is in practicing what you preach with testing on every job, and using it to…

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"Moisture Control Guidance for Building Design, Construction, and Maintenance"- new free guide from EPA

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 7:19pm 0 Comments

This is a great free resource for building pros everywhere- to hear the interview about its creation, check out the latest Building Performance Podcast with my hero Lew Harriman and his co-conspirator Terry Brennan:

http://buildingperformancepodcast.com/how-to-walk-on-water-the-epas-new-guidance-for-moisture-control



To download the guide,…

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New APT Reports Energy Audit Software Delivers for Home Performance Pros

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 4:31pm 1 Comment

Home Performance Contractors get a new professional standard for creating unique client reports and improving workflow in APT (Automated Performance Testing) Reports

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From the author of this spring's critically acclaimed Home Performance…

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At 6:51pm on January 28, 2013, Bruce Helft said…

Hello Corbett,

The typical model for whole house performance contracting in California places the owner of the General B Contractor license in charge of project management. Does your company, and are you aware of other smaller companies, use a model that places the energy auditor-rater in the project manager position, much like an interior decorator will sell the job and design benefits, get the job, and then sub-contract his/her preferred tradespeople to complete the work to the high level of standard they envision? I am interested to find successful examples of small sized (1 - 3) energy professional diagnosticians that have  businesses that sell the assessment service and vision for improvements, and then hire and manage the entire whole house upgrade project.

At 10:50pm on April 14, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Corbett,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!


Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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Testing Air Quality with Your Nose: Control Your HOMEChem

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