Sean Lintow Sr
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion 70 unit building rehab
"He is in the Chicago market & here single pane aluminum windows are not something you would like to have when the temps drop into the negatives... There are numerous was to look into this but I would start with the easiest - poll the existing…"
Saturday
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Danny Gough's discussion Sealing Flex Duct Passing Through an Air Barrier
"metal sleeve is only way IMHO but they do give a way to "comply" with ES https://basc.pnnl.gov/resource-guides/air-sealing-duct-and-flue-shafts under description tab air barrier is rarely a "fire stop" though a fire barrier…"
Feb 5
Sean Lintow Sr liked Chris Davis's blog post Adios and Fare-thee-well to Mike Rogers by Peter Troast
Dec 21, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jason's discussion Encapsulated CS cold floors without batt insulation
"Just as an FYI, tile floors will always "feel" cool no matter what time of year especially if barefoot or just wearing socks unless exposed to some sort of heat - be it the sun or whatever Adding in insulation won't really help much…"
Dec 21, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"BTW David, if you would like to mention anything to the builder it might be to consider using radiant sheathing in that area - shiny side down of course :) That should help keep the heat up where they want it & hopefully help with any worries…"
Dec 19, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"2018 IECC --- just think, you do have 6 sided encapsulation unlike an attic which see's more of a Delta T then you will see here. Also, in most cases most builders never put anything underneath (crawls especially, some basements) so you still…"
Dec 17, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"Yes & no - newer codes added in "Exception: As an alternative, the floor framing-cavity insulation shall be in contact with the topside of sheathing or continuous insulation installed on the bottom side of floor framing where combined with…"
Dec 15, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"FYI - APS / SRP basically means Phoenix, AZ with no humidity except for after a monsoon blows through"
Dec 8, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Well you are in an interesting market as humidity levels there are almost non-existent thus you don't need the long run time to help pull that "heat" from the air. With that set the temp lower just before on-peak & pre-cool the…"
Dec 3, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Assuming same efficiency - apples to apples - off the top of my head the only way a ducted system gets penalized is in the leakage to outside & where are the ducts / insulation. You have your ducts all inside the envelope there should be no…"
Nov 15, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Cathedral ceiling with tongue and groove ceiling. Looking for solutions.
"Outside is best as it still maintains the look inside & as mentioned below - no thermal transfer through the beams. With that you do have some issues to consider like soffits, eaves, etc... For more on hot roof options -…"
Nov 9, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Blake Reid's discussion Airsealing & Termites
"Nice thought but Nope - you need the gas to get to the termites which it won't do if you seal up areas they have already gotten past / are in"
Nov 4, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Kent Kjellgren's discussion Sealed crawl space for new construction
"No Yes - Closed Cell only (sprayed on is generally best as long as done properly) Supply only but check with AHJ - some require both Depends - it might be needed to dry out area / keep dry due to issues with install or... Back to above description -…"
Oct 26, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Sorry but LMAO - one blower door for that small of a space gives you an accurate number for the building because it is no bigger than a small home. Now if the inspector for some reason wants each unit tested, well... As for marriage wall leakage…"
Oct 18, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"FYI, he is in Illinois where code is 5 (well up until March as noted when it drops to 4)  Heh one reason I love Retrotec - no need to buy optional rings :) Though I did see they now have a Passive House version now (Duct tester with panel which…"
Oct 11, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"New construction - commercial? If so you can test whole building as one unless inspector for some reason says test each unit  As for adiabatic - that option somewhat goes bye bye come March (thank goodness) but ELA is brought in as an option…"
Oct 7, 2018

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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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Forum Discussions

Indoor Air Quality Monitors and Meters

Started by Rob Madden in General Forum. Last reply by Al Tibbs 18 hours ago. 13 Replies

70 unit building rehab

Started by Jerry Needham in Multifamily. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr on Saturday. 2 Replies

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Laurie DiDonato posted an event

RESNET HERS Rater Hybrid Training (Classroom Section in NH) at Online/ Classroom Component in Manchester, NH

April 29, 2019 at 9am to May 24, 2019 at 5pm
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Emily Ambrose posted a blog post

City Pages: What They Are & How to Use Them Right

Recently, we have been talking a lot about…See More
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Al Tibbs replied to Rob Madden's discussion Indoor Air Quality Monitors and Meters
"I would take a look at Gray Wolf products. They are the best I have used. I have tried most over…"
18 hours ago
Tommie John added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
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Blower Door and Duct Blaster!

Hey everyone, I have some great items for sale a Minneapolis blower door with dg-700. I also have a…See More
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Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment…See More
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Technology and Customer Service

I read this line in a Forbes article … "Time and technology wait for no one, and customer loyalty…See More
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EERE Request for Information Concerning Efficient & Flexible Building Loads

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