Sean Lintow Sr
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Best Practices (Residential)

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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"
Thursday
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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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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Dennis Heidner replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Sean,  if you are in a drought prone or high electric market area... I can see how they would work - if you can't install a demand controlled recirc pump. FWIW,  Last week (October 2017) I spent a week at a Laquinta hotel near the…"
Oct 13, 2017
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"On demand recirc or??? If on demand the loss is very minimal, but timer based or always on the numbers climb dramatically"
Oct 13, 2017
Keith Tripp replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Water recirc is gaining popularity here in the Toronto area in new construction. Our water price is still very low on a global scale, so it is for convenience rather than savings. Some municipalities have mandatory rough-in for recirc systems,…"
Oct 12, 2017
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SLS Construction & Building Solutions LLC
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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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Best brands for furnace

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Insulation Blower Recommendations?

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"I like looking at system efficiency - Lets say the you have a 95% gas using furnace 100,000…"
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"Hi, Rent a Cellulose Insulation Blower from your local Home Depot. Get more information about…"
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"Great question - what the efficiency rating means is one of the most common questions we we asked.…"
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