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
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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
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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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Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

Started by Beverly Lerch in General Forum. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire 19 hours ago. 4 Replies

DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?

Started by Leslie Jackson in HVAC. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire 19 hours ago. 6 Replies

VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC

Started by Jerry Needham in BPI. Last reply by Tim O'Brien 22 hours ago. 5 Replies

Apply now for the Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship!

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum. Last reply by Quinn Korzeniecki on Thursday. 1 Reply

Log home roof insulation

Started by Bob Reuther in Best Practices. Last reply by Bob Reuther Aug 7. 10 Replies

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Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"Running a ceiling fan actually heats up air. Allison Bailes has some great articles on it.  I…"
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Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Leslie Jackson's discussion DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?
"Where are the supply runs located? Look to make sure supply runs are sealed. I would second having…"
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"New build may not have been "dry" before finished and occupied. Residual moisture from…"
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"Oversized A/C systems wont pull out enough moisture from the conditioned air. I would check to make…"
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Franco Oyuela replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"Using a ceiling fan as part of a team to bring your maximum home cooling comfort. Adding a ceiling…"
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Beverly Lerch replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"Thank you.  Good information about the ceiling fans."
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
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