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US vs EU

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Price Jan 16, 2012. 20 Replies

Five years ago, I moved back to the US after spending eleven years in Europe as a craftsman.  My plan in moving back was to build my own house and to do it using energy saving measures, and I started…Continue

Tags: Door, Blower, EU, US

Multi Family Auditing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Marlett May 10, 2012. 38 Replies

I'm curious to hear from anyone with experience in Multi Family Auditing what your thoughts on the muti-point blower door test are, and if there are ideas for performing a valid audit without the…Continue

 

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Tim Marlett replied to Thomas Price's discussion Multi Family Auditing
"Anybody can use a blower door to tell you something you already know.  The good ones can use the tool to gain an understanding of things they didn't already know.   Ive followed this thread through the last 20 posts.  These two…"
May 10, 2012
Thomas Price replied to Hal Skinner's discussion 'See through' Radiant Barrier window attachment?
"Low-E coatings are directional.  When replacing a "glass pack" as they call it, you have to make sure you put the side with the low-E sticker on the outside."
Apr 5, 2012
Thomas Price replied to Hal Skinner's discussion 'See through' Radiant Barrier window attachment?
"Boy, from the 3D model of this building in Google Earth, it looks like there are about 1000 windows in the building, which means $475 per window!  I wonder how each window in the building will be able to save $100/year.  "
Apr 5, 2012
Thomas Price replied to Hal Skinner's discussion 'See through' Radiant Barrier window attachment?
"I'm sure it is a good product, especially in large institutional or industrial building.  My reservation about window products that claim to have a big impact on your residential utility bills is that they seem to assume that you have an…"
Apr 5, 2012
Thomas Price replied to Glen Gallo's discussion To test or not to test that is the question.
"I would just say that I agree with all of your points.  I think that testing can be very useful, especially in single family homes, but the priority should always be on saving energy (safely).  I work at a research facility, so the more…"
Mar 22, 2012
Don Hynek replied to Thomas Price's discussion Multi Family Auditing
"More on MF Blower Door Testing I am doing a hands-on three day training, April 12 - 14, 2012 in Aurora, Illinois. It is intended to teach protocols for testing multifamily buildings, how to assess a building, to plan efficient…"
Mar 13, 2012
Don Hynek replied to Thomas Price's discussion Multi Family Auditing
"So what happened here?? Did "phil" get banned?? I quit trying to accomplish anything in this discussion because some juvenile kept spouting off with a bunch of stuff clearly motivated solely by his desire to be a wisea _ _. Now I see that…"
Mar 13, 2012
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"I like this a lot. But I must say that I wouldn't want to be in that house with a gun battle going on outside. We are in America, remember."
Mar 13, 2012
Grant Salmon replied to Thomas Price's discussion Multi Family Auditing
"Good discussion going here....great forum for this type of more "global" chatter. Jon, to your website idea.  My trepidation here is that a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing.  The tightening-up of a building…"
Feb 12, 2012
Thomas Price replied to Thomas Price's discussion Multi Family Auditing
"My limited experience is in KY and VA.  I haven't yet encountered a house that is below the BAS.  I work on a team that audits multifamily buildings, including multi-point blower door testing.  My job is to take the data…"
Feb 12, 2012
Glen Gallo replied to Thomas Price's discussion Multi Family Auditing
"I am a little confused of the controversy here about testing. The health care analogy without testing we are simply phoning in a diagnosis The cost of a blower door test?  You buy one blower door and can perform thousands…"
Feb 11, 2012
Jon Haehnel replied to Thomas Price's discussion Multi Family Auditing
"Phil,   Not to belabor the point but what did you mean by "give them powerful tools".  I thought I had you pegged as opposed to the "tools" i.e. computer models, IR cameras, blower doors and the…"
Feb 10, 2012
David Eggleton replied to Thomas Price's discussion Multi Family Auditing
"It is evident that there are different housing scenes in different regions.  In much of New England, subdivisions by a single firm are small and scattered.  I think most houses were built in different eras, very often as a lone…"
Feb 10, 2012
Jon Haehnel replied to Thomas Price's discussion Multi Family Auditing
"Phil, You assume too much.  You assume that I work for a program that funds my audits, I don't.  Most of my audits are paid for by the owner, the full amount.  I don't guarantee savings.  Do you? …"
Feb 10, 2012
Jon Haehnel replied to Thomas Price's discussion Multi Family Auditing
"Thomas Price, I’d like to pick up your doctor analogy; I think there is much in common between us and doctors (except pay).  I don’t believe that doctors typically prescribe more tests just to make more money. They know that every…"
Feb 10, 2012
Grant Salmon replied to Thomas Price's discussion Multi Family Auditing
"I've been on both sides of the fence here.  Have I run blower door tests during audits on simple houses where I already knew what I was looking for?  Absolutely.  If you are called out by a customer in a market-rate setting and…"
Feb 9, 2012

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