Sean Lintow Sr
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Closed cell on roof deck to prevent mold.
"Way to much information is missing to even say something definitive but I can say that yes it can shorten the life of the roof... by about two weeks (shingles) http://thehtrc.com/2011/what-is-a-hot-roof  As for mold, the iso or is it exothermic…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Steve Eberly's discussion Humidity control in tight home
"Sorry this will be short but what are levels throughout house - i.e. could it be concrete slab still drying out, customer use bath fans properly, exhaust hood, etc... Just how well were those windows installed - air leakage?  Fix the issues…"
Mar 26
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Meiland's discussion Air-sealing 101 for new home builders who have failed their blower door tests
"Yeah I finally got a chance to read it & while they say it can be done with finishes installed I wouldn't chance it. Made by same company that does ducts - activates by lower humidity & temperatures outdoors to turn to gel... They…"
Mar 25
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Meiland's discussion Air-sealing 101 for new home builders who have failed their blower door tests
"David Butler nailed it for the best all around resource - I have quite a few on my site also starting with My Take: How hard is it to hit the IECC Air Leakage Targets? Beyond that where are the leaks coming in at (it is just like an older home) Two…"
Mar 24
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Mark Furst's discussion Tax Credit and the LTO test
"Did you do a regular duct test or none at all?   As for tax credits - most of the time the builders one has been retroactively applied. most of us thought it was DOA due to incoming president and policies but alas..."
Mar 9
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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
Feb 16
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Mandy Leazenby's discussion 2005 EPAct tax credit
"And there we go, it got a retroactive extension till 12.31.2017 now"
Feb 15
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jignesh's discussion Efficiency of furnace
"Essentially for every dollar thrown at it you get 90 - 95 cents worth of heat, the rest goes up the flue or... As for the testing you might want to pop over to ENERGY STAR as they have the criteria listed for the testing there as I recall"
Feb 13
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Barbara Smith's discussion Installing Smoke Detectors with Long Life Batteries
"As an FYI - Codes require them including CO for any work being done (except reroof & a handful of other items) - problem is most programs think they don't have to abide by codes / pull permits. "
Feb 2
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Dav Camras's discussion Low Leakage home with cathedral ceiling
"It depends, are they going with a hot roof system? If so no air gap is required The reason for the gap is because even with super low leakage numbers, you still have leakage & the reason the bays get ventilated is to eliminate condensation…"
Dec 8, 2017
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Mandy Leazenby's discussion 2005 EPAct tax credit
"It did not get renewed & chances are slim to none that it will (even retroactive which has happened before)  http://thehtrc.com/2013/home-builders-energy-efficient-tax-credit-faq ;"
Dec 6, 2017
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Melissa Baldridge's discussion ASHRAE 62.2 Help
"No attachment? What version of 62.2? With that said, I don't much care for the credit - size to recommended & then tune it down with timers as much is overkill http://thehtrc.com/2014/aci-great-ventilation-debate"
Nov 30, 2017
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Nov 3, 2017
Keith Tripp replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Interesting to see that recirc. has been in use for many years in some places. It is still a novelty here in Toronto area. While on the plumbing topic, DWHR (Drain Waste Heat Recovery) is also new here in the last five years or so. It is one…"
Oct 20, 2017
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"You might consider a commercial grade roof foam spray (higher density than normal CC Foam) with a coating over that - if they want metal over that, that's fine as there are some special clips & rails they can use but the clips need to be…"
Oct 16, 2017
David Butler replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Since others reactivated this thread, I'll chime in. In recent years I been including DHW distribution in my design review conferences. As others noted, each house is different, requiring its own solution. The device Sean mentioned in the OP…"
Oct 13, 2017

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Sean Lintow Sr's Blog

Illinois, the ERI, IECACA & RESNET - The final push

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Monday April 6th (10 AM to noon) will decide whether the ERI aka as the HERS option will be part of Illinois new Energy Code or dropped till the next code cycle. While many local rating companies joined forces to help get it brought back up for discussion after it was…

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So you want / need to pass RESNET’s CAZ Tests?

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:48am 0 Comments

As many know, by the end of this year all HERS Raters & Field Inspectors (RFI’s) in good standing must complete a three prong CAZ training & testing requirement (assuming it was not part of their original training). While one can debate should they or shouldn’t they have done this, the die has been cast and the mandate has been made. In case this is news to you,…

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BPI at the Crossroads

Posted on March 25, 2012 at 7:30pm 7 Comments

This is a look at some of the recent changes & challenges facing BPI I originally posted on my site:http://blog.sls-construction.com/2012/bpi-at-the-crossroads-exams-new-certifications-standards

Lately BPI (aka Building Performance Institute, Inc.) has been growing exponentially and making plenty of waves in the certification field. Just this last July they had…

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Becoming a LEED AP: Habitat for Humanity, BOULD, and You?

Posted on January 8, 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

So you have decided you want to earn or become a LEED AP. There is just one small issue, unless you have or are working on a LEED project, just how are you supposed to gain the experience & show documented involvement on a project registered or certified for LEED? (AKA a letter of attestation) As some well know, finding or being able to gain the needed project experience can be a rare opportunity. Fortunately though, the chances for many looking in have an opportunity through a…

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