Kirsten Richnavsky
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Crawl spaces and attics: OSHA to implement new rule on confined spaces

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Nicholas Jul 9, 2015. 4 Replies

OSHA’s new rule designed to protect workers in confined spaces takes effect on August 3rd, 2015. Routine tasks like installing spray-foam insulation in attics or installing plumbing in a crawlspace…Continue

Tags: Attics, Spaces, Crawl, OSHA

Where Building Science Meets Healthy Homes

Started Jun 17, 2015 0 Replies

BPI CEO Larry Zarker talks about the nexus between building science retrofits and healthy home interventions with REMODELING magazine, and how home performance upgrades are helping people live more…Continue

Tags: BPI

Breaking the link between unhealthy homes and unhealthy kids

Started May 21, 2015 0 Replies

Listen in on IAQ Radio to a discussion on reducing the household triggers that cause asthmaattacks and other respiratory ailments through home performance interventions,with Larry Zarker from BPI and…Continue

Tags: IAQ, BPI

New BPI Standard for Conducting Energy Audits Published as an ANSI Standard!

Started May 20, 2015 0 Replies

The Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings defines the minimum criteria and specific procedures for building science-based residential energy audits and related diagnostic tests. The…Continue

Tags: BPI

 

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rCloud - The Future of Testing at Your Office or Home

October 18, 2017 from 2pm to 3pm
Integrating rCloud as an essential part of your RESNET QA process.Retrotec’s rCloud app is here, and it’s changing the way Raters are testing, documenting and sharing their results. The most powerful yet simplest app for automated testing is available on Apple iOS, Android and PC devices. rCloud securely performs single & multipoint RESNET compliant tests and provides easy-to-read reports from the field. Retrotec also provides access to all your tests through an online web portal. Sort,…See More
Oct 16, 2017
Jay Edmonds joined Kirsten Richnavsky's group
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Retrotec

Retrotec is the world's leading manufacturer of blower doors, duct testers, digital manometers, and air leakage testing software. Our equipment is trusted around the world by demanding professionals to conduct residential energy audits, large building air leakage measurements, duct leakage tests, and clean agent integrity tests.See More
Oct 10, 2017
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Retrotec

Retrotec is the world's leading manufacturer of blower doors, duct testers, digital manometers, and air leakage testing software. Our equipment is trusted around the world by demanding professionals to conduct residential energy audits, large building air leakage measurements, duct leakage tests, and clean agent integrity tests.See More
Oct 9, 2017
Diane Chojnowski joined Kirsten Richnavsky's group
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Retrotec, Inc

Retrotec is the world's leading manufacturer of blower doors, duct testers, digital manometers, and air leakage testing software. Our equipment is trusted around the world by demanding professionals to conduct residential energy audits, large building air leakage measurements, duct leakage tests, and clean agent integrity tests.See More
Apr 6, 2017
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Retrotec, Inc

Retrotec is the world's leading manufacturer of blower doors, duct testers, digital manometers, and air leakage testing software. Our equipment is trusted around the world by demanding professionals to conduct residential energy audits, large building air leakage measurements, duct leakage tests, and clean agent integrity tests.See More
Apr 5, 2017
Michael Dunseith commented on Kirsten Richnavsky's group Retrotec, Inc
"Congratulations on your new postion. Looking forward to working with you in the near future. Best wishes. GJTC."
Jan 18, 2017
Michael Dunseith joined Kirsten Richnavsky's group
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Retrotec, Inc

Retrotec is the world's leading manufacturer of blower doors, duct testers, digital manometers, and air leakage testing software. Our equipment is trusted around the world by demanding professionals to conduct residential energy audits, large building air leakage measurements, duct leakage tests, and clean agent integrity tests.See More
Jan 18, 2017
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Retrotec, Inc

Retrotec is the world's leading manufacturer of blower doors, duct testers, digital manometers, and air leakage testing software. Our equipment is trusted around the world by demanding professionals to conduct residential energy audits, large building air leakage measurements, duct leakage tests, and clean agent integrity tests.See More
Dec 22, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Hi Dmitri! We spread the word about the challenge across many different channels, including through an e-newsletter, this forum and social media, and track correct answers across all of these channels. This time around, we received the quickest…"
Aug 17, 2015
Dmitri A Martin replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"I don't see Doug Horgan, Nathan Winkler, Silas Hoeppner or Ray Levinson listed as someone who posted an answer in the discussion thread.  On my computer screen it looks like Bryan Burris is the only person posting that answer.  How…"
Aug 17, 2015
Quinn Korzeniecki replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"We received so many great answers to last month's stumper! A big thank you to all the folks who sent us your great ideas and guesses - some very creative answers too! Doug Horgan of BOWA Remodeling in McLean, Virginia is…"
Aug 17, 2015
Eric Kjelshus replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"There may not be a solution?"
Aug 3, 2015
Tim Jones replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Was there a blech on the stove? Used to cover the flame on a gas stove, sometimes it does not have enough space to allow for decent combustion and the CO accumulates."
Aug 3, 2015
Colin Genge replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Being a novice at CO, I looked up permissible and ambient levels that appear to be 10 PPM and about 2 PPM over 8 hours respectively. CO alarms cannot display values under 30 PPM due to false alarms. ASHRAE says indoor should not be above 9 PPM. I…"
Aug 3, 2015
Jeff Martin replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Since the obvious suspects for the CO were ruled out, certainly a head scratch moment.  If cooking ahead for the Shabbat was also ruled out, that has me thinking the Orthodox aspect may have led them to make an assumption and ignore one…"
Aug 3, 2015
Dmitri A Martin replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"The detectors could have been giving false positive readings due to cleaning chemicals as it is customary to clean the house in preparation for the evening.  Stick your Bacharach Monaoxor III in a bottle of Pine Sol and you will see what I mean."
Aug 3, 2015

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At 3:51pm on May 19, 2015, Gregory Homan said…

Hi Kirsten,

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!

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