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Started Sep 27, 2017 0 Replies

Capturing the building communities attention is not easy unless you have something new to share that is intuitive and offers real insight into air sealing and energy performance.Link below 43 Shares…Continue

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Michael Schettine replied to David Meiland's discussion Air-sealing 101 for new home builders who have failed their blower door tests
"David "nailed" it."
Apr 5
Michael Schettine replied to David Meiland's discussion Air-sealing 101 for new home builders who have failed their blower door tests
"I speak with hundreds of builders on the topic of air-sealing. When I ask them this simple question, "are you sealing from the inside (post frame) trying to stop conditioned air from leaving the space or stop moisture latent air…"
Mar 30
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Michael Schettine replied to David Meiland's discussion Air-sealing 101 for new home builders who have failed their blower door tests
"We have a new  system that air seals stick-framing by over 80% according to New York State Energy Agency. In a side-by-side identical test we scored 30.4% better than comprehensive caulking method from the interior. Builders that are…"
Mar 29
Michael Schettine commented on Ian Halpern's blog post Looking to Make Your Home More Comfortable and Healthy? Building Scientists Say ‘Air Seal First. See Your House as a System & Look Up in the Attic.’
"http://information.insulationinstitute.org/blog/building-tighter-homes-with-gasketed-framing Answer to new construction is above... Existing structures are a whole different animal however its bad judgment keep pushing out poor performance…"
Mar 8
Michael Schettine commented on Ian Halpern's blog post Looking to Make Your Home More Comfortable and Healthy? Building Scientists Say ‘Air Seal First. See Your House as a System & Look Up in the Attic.’
"Proper education on air-sealing needs to be done during the framing phase...not "post frame" with caulks and a bootstrap approach that won't last. Sealing during framing creates a more durable and less cost…"
Mar 8
Michael Schettine commented on Home Performance Coalition's blog post Moving New York Forward on Energy Efficiency in 2018
"NYSERDA is leading the way here in NYS and across the nation on energy solutions. The governs (REV) goals are bold and set as a high priority on down.   "
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Framing production combined with air sealing

Building Tighter Homes with Gasketed FramingIf you follow our blog, you know that we talk quite a bit about building science. In fact, we wrote a primer on how builders can use building science to produce more durable, comfortable, and energy-efficient homes. We also share information on effective air sealing and blower door testing -- a pain point for some builders having…See More
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Framing production combined with air sealing

Building Tighter Homes with Gasketed FramingIf you follow our blog, you know that we talk quite a bit about building science. In fact, we wrote a primer on how builders can use building science to produce more durable, comfortable, and energy-efficient homes. We also share information on effective air sealing and blower door testing -- a pain point for some builders having…See More
Feb 15
Michael Schettine commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Andrew Scatizzi- Stick to the Basics in New Construction
"http://information.insulationinstitute.org/blog/building-tighter-homes-with-gasketed-framing Above is a new solution that will get you 3 ACH . Nice post."
Feb 12
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Legends of Home Performance: John Straube, Professor, University of Waterloo, Prin. RDH Building Science Inc

"A puzzling observation in general. Why with thousands of tests performed on common stick-frame walls via ASTMe283 and the fact that thousands of those samples display the same poor results that common walls leak air like a faucet without a…"
Oct 26, 2017
Michael Schettine replied to John Shillito's discussion Moisture/Mold on rim joist; in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"The problem is that when allowing moist ambient outside air to enter the rim box it meets with conditioned air and condensation starts. Same as walls.  Stop the air leakage and mold isn't allowed to flourish. This is best done with…"
Oct 12, 2017
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Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
Oct 12, 2017
Michael Schettine replied to Dannie Jackson's discussion Green Built Ranch House
"Hello Dannie: We know the air-sealing works extremely well, qualified by two top US labs. and New York State Energy Agency to reduce air intrusion in walls by over 80%.        www.accuframe.com We know from…"
Oct 4, 2017

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Framing production combined with air sealing

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Building Tighter Homes with Gasketed Framing

If you follow our blog, you know that we talk quite a bit about building science. In fact, we wrote a primer on how builders can use building science to produce more durable, comfortable, and energy-efficient homes. We also share…

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At 8:56am on September 27, 2017, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Michael,

This would be great information to share in the Forum Discussions. Please feel free to post it here: http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/forum/topic/new?target=http%3A%2F%2Fhomeenergypros.lbl.gov%2Fforum

At 9:45am on September 26, 2017, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Michael,

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 upload your profile photo.

Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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