Rob Buchanan
  • Waterloo, IA
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Building envelope and mechanical interactive effects

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Jun 29, 2017. 1 Reply

Good afternoon everyone,I was reviewing some of the old BPI newsletters and noticed a stump-the-chump about the interactive effects on energy savings with building envelope measures last July and…Continue

High-use headscratcher

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mick Lane Feb 5, 2016. 16 Replies

Hi all,I'm hoping someone can assist with a head scratcher I can't seem to crack. First, the facts:Mostly heating climate (zone 5)Home is 6000 sqftGSHP (unknown EER/COP)Rural home with a number of…Continue

Whole-house Ductless Mini-split install costs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Bass Jun 29, 2015. 6 Replies

Something I've been working on for a few months now is trying to get a reasonable cost range for a whole-house ductless mini-split heat pump. A couple of anecdotal prices I've received range from an…Continue

'Shielding insulation'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawna Henderson Apr 9, 2014. 3 Replies

Good morning all,We had a question come up on "shielding insulation." The description is as follows: "The Universal Shielding Insulation is used to reduce cold air infiltration into the dwelling and…Continue

 

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Rob Buchanan replied to Dav Camras's discussion Low Leakage home with cathedral ceiling
"I would refer you to this document by Building Science Corp., which tackles the issue of ventilation in cathedral or flat roofs. You don't need to ventilate, but you need to carefully design the…"
Dec 21, 2017
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Healthy Indoors (IAQ)

The Healthy Indoors group is focused on indoor air quality (IAQ), mold, moisture control, radon, lead, air duct cleaning & HVAC hygiene, and building performance/ building science-related topics that affect the healthiness of our indoor environments, like air leakage.See More
Oct 10, 2017
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1000 Home Challenge

Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.See More
Oct 5, 2017
Rob Buchanan liked David Eggleton's group 1000 Home Challenge
Oct 5, 2017

Profile Information

Company
Alliant Energy
Professional Certification
BPI Building Analyst, BPI Envelope Specialist
Professional Interests
Retrofits and pressure barrier assessment and improvement, building performance auditing

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At 12:01pm on December 29, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Rob,

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"The most accurate way to accomplish this is to have 4 blower doors running at the same time, one…"
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Tour 2 IL New Built Homes - 1 LEED Silver - 1 Zero Energy Ready

During the IL Green Built Home Tour, we looked at 2 homes right down the road from each other to…See More
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