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Daniel Baur-McGuire commented on David Keefe's blog post Explaining Air Sealing and Ventilation to Homeowners
"Awesome write up. Very well done and to the point. Always someone who wants to challenge this with the "Homes need to breathe" comment. I think it means, "I just want the status quo so i can be lazy and cheap.""
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Jacob Corvidae commented on David Keefe's blog post Explaining Air Sealing and Ventilation to Homeowners
"Great analogy with the water, David. Quick clear and "sticky". "
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tedkidd commented on David Keefe's blog post Explaining Air Sealing and Ventilation to Homeowners
"Nice. You can also send them a PDF of Nate Adams Home Comfort 101 chapter (free) and skip to the 201 stuff, saves a bunch of time by speeding through the basics instead of having to counter/pull them through those tediously ignorant…"
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Explaining Air Sealing and Ventilation to Homeowners

Your clients are likely to have misconceptions about tight houses. Some folks think that houses shouldn’t be tight, that they “need to breathe.” Certainly there have been cases where air-sealing a house has done more harm than good. But just because something has been done incorrectly in the past doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be done or that it can’t be done correctly. When air sealing produces undesirable results, it’s usually because we have either failed to identify and treat pollutant…See More
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Franco Oyuela commented on David Keefe's blog post Explaining Air Sealing and Ventilation to Homeowners
"The Importance of Air Sealing Your New Home. Air sealing a house increases your comfort by reducing the drafts in a house. By air sealing the home the amount of humidity that enters will also be reduced, which is a big factor in the comfort level…"
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Explaining Air Sealing and Ventilation to Homeowners

Your clients are likely to have misconceptions about tight houses. Some folks think that houses shouldn’t be tight, that they “need to breathe.” Certainly there have been cases where air-sealing a house has done more harm than good. But just because something has been done incorrectly in the past doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be done or that it can’t be done correctly. When air sealing produces undesirable results, it’s usually because we have either failed to identify and treat pollutant…See More
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Debra Little commented on David Keefe's blog post In Memory of Ken Tohinaka
"Wonderfully written tribute Dave Keefe!"
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In Memory of Ken Tohinaka

Lately, I've been writing occasional articles for our Home Performance contractors.  For this post, I'm skipping the usual technical advice and focusing instead on an industry leader who recently left us.This is the sixth edition of Efficiency Vermont’s “Thoughts of Home” series as written by Dave Keefe. It is intended for building science professionals in Vermont and not…See More
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In Memory of Ken Tohinaka

Lately, I've been writing occasional articles for our Home Performance contractors.  For this post, I'm skipping the usual technical advice and focusing instead on an industry leader who recently left us.This is the sixth edition of Efficiency Vermont’s “Thoughts of Home” series as written by Dave Keefe. It is intended for building science professionals in Vermont and not…See More
Nov 26, 2018
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A Climate Report From The Field - Dave Keefe

"David: fantastic stories from the heart !! Thanks for sharing. Comment re: urgent need for climate action:  we need drastic, quantum leap measures. It is even more urgent than you indicate. -- scientists revised the 2 C target last year to 1.5…"
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A Climate Report From The Field - Keefe

"A Climate Report from the Field" by David Keefe. Part of a TED-inspired evening session at the HPC Home Performance Conference, Philadelphia PA, April 25, 2018
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Explaining Air Sealing and Ventilation to Homeowners

Posted on January 7, 2019 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

Your clients are likely to have misconceptions about tight houses. Some folks think that houses shouldn’t be tight, that they “need to breathe.” Certainly there have been cases where air-sealing a house has done more harm than good. But just because something has been done incorrectly in the past doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be done or that it can’t be done correctly. When air sealing produces undesirable results, it’s usually because we have either failed to identify and treat…

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In Memory of Ken Tohinaka

Posted on November 26, 2018 at 11:30am 1 Comment

Lately, I've been writing occasional articles for our Home Performance contractors.  For this post, I'm skipping the usual technical advice and focusing instead on an industry leader who recently left us.

This is the sixth edition of Efficiency Vermont’s “Thoughts of Home” series as written by Dave Keefe. It is intended for building science…

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At 8:57pm on November 20, 2018, James Pollard said…

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Thanks God bless.

At 8:49am on May 10, 2018, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi David,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. 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!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo.

Thanks!

Diane, HEP Forum Moderator

 
 
 

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