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…"
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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
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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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Efficiency of furnace

Started by Jignesh in General Forum. Last reply by John Nicholas 2 hours ago. 13 Replies

Insulation Blower Recommendations?

Started by Jim Conlon in General Forum. Last reply by Brad Cook 22 hours ago. 5 Replies

Best brands for furnace

Started by Jignesh in General Forum. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus yesterday. 2 Replies

2005 EPAct tax credit

Started by Mandy Leazenby in General Forum. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Feb 15. 3 Replies

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John Nicholas replied to Jignesh's discussion Efficiency of furnace
"Any of the various energy modeling programs would give you a starting place. Model the ducts in…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jignesh's discussion Efficiency of furnace
"That is why gravity systems are much less popular then 50 years ago.   It could easily be…"
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Jim Baerg replied to Jignesh's discussion Efficiency of furnace
"This is a great discussion.  I'd like to ask a question about the distribution…"
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Brad Cook replied to Jim Conlon's discussion Insulation Blower Recommendations?
"Most rental machines will not put out the minimum required pressure for dense-packing. There are…"
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Brad Cook replied to Jim Conlon's discussion Insulation Blower Recommendations?
"We have been using the Intec Force II for almost 10 years. It only takes about 1 1/2 bags at a…"
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Eric Kjelshus replied to Jim Conlon's discussion Insulation Blower Recommendations?
"Most generator are more efficiency at 240 volt.   Its  about the total watts more…"
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Eric Kjelshus replied to Jignesh's discussion Best brands for furnace
"Its more about the install and air flow than the box brand,  Most brands about the same if you…"
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Eric Kjelshus replied to Jignesh's discussion Efficiency of furnace
"OK lets say you have a gravity air system with a 80% burn on heat exchanger with out the 8"…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jignesh's discussion Efficiency of furnace
"System Efficiency is great.  Not much use, if you don't intend to fix the various…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jignesh's discussion Efficiency of furnace
"Furnaces and all HVAC Equipment is rated by AHRI.  You can get the certification as to the…"
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How We Turned Our House into a Giant Foam Box, Part I — Wall Insulation By Wen Lee

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"Hi Chris, Thanks again for your help. Update: the system is now up and running. Chris"
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