Jerry Needham
  • Geneva, IL
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share

Jerry Needham's Friends

  • John White
  • David Butler

Jerry Needham's Groups

Jerry Needham's Discussions

70 unit building rehab

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr on Saturday. 2 Replies

We met briefly with the HO manager and they have a 3 story with parking garage under the 3 floors that is heated.  The building has 2 entrances with meeting area in both foyers and the foyers are…Continue

Cathedral ceiling with tongue and groove ceiling. Looking for solutions.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Tripp Nov 29, 2018. 4 Replies

Did audit last week and…Continue

Blower door test for small apartment building

Started this discussion. Last reply by John White Jan 25. 20 Replies

Today I received a request to test 4 units for a small apartment building.  He says the building is 32x52 which is 1560 SF.  There is 4 apartments which are 1 bedroom and living room plus bath and…Continue

HVAC Question about running fan continuously VS setting on Auto so it runs when AC or furnace runs

Started this discussion. Last reply by John White Sep 7, 2018. 24 Replies

I get a lot of confusion from homeowners who are told by their HVAC contractor to run the fan "on" all the time.  I realize that these high-efficiency furnaces now have the DC motors that take less…Continue

 

Jerry Needham's Page

Latest Activity

Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion 70 unit building rehab
"He is in the Chicago market & here single pane aluminum windows are not something you would like to have when the temps drop into the negatives... There are numerous was to look into this but I would start with the easiest - poll the existing…"
Saturday
Jenna Bader replied to Jerry Needham's discussion 70 unit building rehab
"Where is this project located? Try getting an energy modeler to perform an analysis of the building. In California, we work on Multifamily projects and the California Building Code for Energy Compliance requires the use of the California…"
Thursday
Jerry Needham posted a discussion

70 unit building rehab

We met briefly with the HO manager and they have a 3 story with parking garage under the 3 floors that is heated.  The building has 2 entrances with meeting area in both foyers and the foyers are open all the way to top of building.The HO manager says they have about $50,000 allocated for some upgrades and he wants to know if I as an energy auditor can give the 70 owners any suggestions to improve the comfort issues in this 50 yr old building.  We are thinking about doing a sample of some units…See More
Feb 12
John White replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"It highly depends on the purpose of the test. If you are testing it for code compliance, then there is no need for such tests. If you would test each unit individually then it automatically eliminates the pesky adiabatic leakage."
Jan 25
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"I have done 10 houses with aerobarrier. It is impressive!  I thought at first it was a great idea but most likely a scam 2 good to be true. After the second house I was sold. It seals all the problem areas at the source point. Everything I have…"
Dec 6, 2018
Colin Genge replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Retrotec has a tubing hookup diagram in their multi-fan manual that is available on line for free. "
Dec 5, 2018
Keith Tripp replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Cathedral ceiling with tongue and groove ceiling. Looking for solutions.
"Is there any insulation or vapour barrier above the wood plank that is visible on the interior? "
Nov 29, 2018
Jerry Needham shared a profile on Facebook
Nov 15, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Cathedral ceiling with tongue and groove ceiling. Looking for solutions.
"Outside is best as it still maintains the look inside & as mentioned below - no thermal transfer through the beams. With that you do have some issues to consider like soffits, eaves, etc... For more on hot roof options -…"
Nov 9, 2018
Brad Cook replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Cathedral ceiling with tongue and groove ceiling. Looking for solutions.
"Adding rigid on the inside would certainly help and would allow for effectively air sealing all of those joints. The down side is the thermal short-circuits at the beams. We have done several roofs where we strip the existing asphalt shingles and…"
Nov 9, 2018
John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Cathedral ceiling with tongue and groove ceiling. Looking for solutions.
"What is on the roofing side?  Asphalt Shingles, roll roofing, etc.   When is it due for replacement?   You could get a roofing company to add external rigid insulation on top of the tongue and groove, then the roofing. …"
Nov 8, 2018
Jerry Needham posted a discussion

Cathedral ceiling with tongue and groove ceiling. Looking for solutions.

Did audit last week and homeowner is always cold in these two rooms with cathedral ceilings and large exposed beams.  Thinking of installing Thermax in between each cavity and then adding drywall.  Any thoughts. Customer is willing to go this way but wondering if there are other solutions.See More
Nov 5, 2018
Glen Gallo replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Thanks Colin Interesting subject and many good answers. Thank you Jerry for the question. I have never ran into this but have a good understanding of the concept My first thought was with as small as it is to simply test it as one unit. But Scott…"
Oct 22, 2018
Yudah Schwartz replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"John What are your thoughts on the AeroBarrier system?"
Oct 22, 2018
John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Thank You, Colin!  Those are very good points and processes to do some Zone Pressure Diagnostics techniques applied to multi family buildings."
Oct 19, 2018
Colin Genge replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"The way we'd normally do this is to mount one blower door in the hallway, then a duct tester blower door in the individual unit. You'd first test the total leakage of the unit with adjacent apt windows open which will give you the total…"
Oct 19, 2018

Profile Information

Company
Pro Energy Consultants
Professional Certification
BPI BA, HERS
Website URL
http://www.geneva.proenergyconsultants.com
Twitter ID
proenergyfv

Jerry Needham's Blog

Spray foam on attic deck to stop mold

Posted on April 7, 2018 at 8:57pm 2 Comments

I am working with an insulation company who has already applied 2" of closed cell foam over the deck of a roof deck that has been remediated for mold twice. It was thought by spraying the foam, there would be no chance of the mold coming back.  This is a million dollar home in the Chicagoland area and homeowner is trying to sell the home but a private home inspector says the foam will shorten the life of the roof and he has scared off perspective buyers with his talk.  I have told the…

Continue

Comment Wall (1 comment)

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

Join Home Energy Pros Forum

At 11:37am on January 1, 2014, Diane Chojnowski said…

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!

Don't forget to add your profile photo and be sure to put your location on our Member Map!


Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

Forum Discussions

Indoor Air Quality Monitors and Meters

Started by Rob Madden in General Forum. Last reply by Al Tibbs 18 hours ago. 13 Replies

70 unit building rehab

Started by Jerry Needham in Multifamily. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr on Saturday. 2 Replies

Linda Wigington Leadership Award Nominations

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum. Last reply by Diane Chojnowski on Friday. 1 Reply

Latest Activity

Laurie DiDonato posted an event

RESNET HERS Rater Hybrid Training (Classroom Section in NH) at Online/ Classroom Component in Manchester, NH

April 29, 2019 at 9am to May 24, 2019 at 5pm
Online Component: NEW- On-Demand Training Modules (with Live Office Hours) Office Hours: April…See More
13 hours ago
Emily Ambrose posted a blog post

City Pages: What They Are & How to Use Them Right

Recently, we have been talking a lot about…See More
17 hours ago
Al Tibbs replied to Rob Madden's discussion Indoor Air Quality Monitors and Meters
"I would take a look at Gray Wolf products. They are the best I have used. I have tried most over…"
18 hours ago
Tommie John added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
Thumbnail

Blower Door and Duct Blaster!

Hey everyone, I have some great items for sale a Minneapolis blower door with dg-700. I also have a…See More
18 hours ago
Tommie John joined allen p tanner's group
Thumbnail

Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment…See More
18 hours ago
Kelly Caplenas posted a blog post

Technology and Customer Service

I read this line in a Forbes article … "Time and technology wait for no one, and customer loyalty…See More
19 hours ago
Diane Chojnowski posted a discussion

EERE Request for Information Concerning Efficient & Flexible Building Loads

The DOE Building Technologies Office has issued a Request for Information to solicit feedback from…See More
19 hours ago

© 2019   Created by Home Performance Coalition (HPC)   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service