Sean Lintow Sr
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"As for direction / speed a piece I did on that - http://thehtrc.com/2014/faq-ceiling-fan-direction-summer-winter which goes from basics to common exceptions The biggest things though to keep in mind: if your not in the room it does no good to…"
Thursday
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Chris Bellanca's discussion Overheating garage
"There are only two methods - block the heat before it gets in & exhaust what gets in Blocking - numerous methods like David pointed out - you can also shade it, use cool roof coatings, go with a hot roof.... With that, your garage can still get…"
Jun 22
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bob Reuther's discussion log home roof insulation
"Yep especially if you got water issues as the insulation that was there is now essentially shot / water trapped & there maybe more issues you can't readily see (though infrared can help in that regard)"
Jun 8
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bob Reuther's discussion log home roof insulation
"Hmmm interesting that infrared can tell you exactly how much insulation... More like you have some thermal anomalies which show some issues which require more looking into. For typical issues like this you need to take existing roofing off & get…"
Jun 8
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom
"The problem was probably there before, it just wasn't as apparent - sure rain isn't getting in through said ridge also? Love hot roof systems especially when you have so little room for traditional means - just make sure it is closed cell…"
Jun 1
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Gary Hall's discussion HERS score with HRV
"LOL, it is an energy asset score not a health score :) You want points for health you got to look for other certifications which most use HERS for the energy part"
Jun 1
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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
May 21
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Gary Hall's discussion HERS score with HRV
"Depends on electric usage & how you have it run - what is he comparing it to? Beyond that you have to have ventilation - as for how you go about it can be a good or bad thing"
May 17
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Gary Wright's discussion Radiant Barrier Southeast
"A couple of issues with that - working around the trusses is a pain for that especially to get everything right & it gets to be real tight real quick. The biggest though is dust settling on the sheets over time which has been shown to reduce the…"
May 7
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Gary Wright's discussion Radiant Barrier Southeast
"You know the answer is it depends - what are you trying to accomplish, why, how much are you willing to pay for it... Is it shady, do you have a tile roof... http://thehtrc.com/2012/building-science-radiant-barriers  With that once all air…"
May 3
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jenna Bader's discussion Green Building Tips for a School Bus RV Conversion Project
"RV's always use foam due to they want to keep as much space as possible inside though generally they are sheets. With that a properly installed CC spray foam gives you the most bang for your buck & helps ensure your don't have moisture…"
Apr 27
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…"
Apr 15
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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SLS Construction & Building Solutions LLC
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AEE, HERS Rater, RESNET
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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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Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

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

DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?

Started by Leslie Jackson in HVAC. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire yesterday. 6 Replies

VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC

Started by Jerry Needham in BPI. Last reply by Tim O'Brien yesterday. 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

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1950s Home Retrofit to Super Efficient Passive House - Urban Green Building

This 1950s Montreal house was retrofitted to become a super efficient passive house by adding a 16 inch thick layer of cellulose insulation to the exterior. Maison Ozalée's builder, Richard Price from Construction Le Tournesol, also used triple…
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1950s Home Retrofit to Super Efficient Passive House - Urban Green Building

This 1950s Montreal house was retrofitted to become a super efficient passive house by adding a 16 inch thick layer of cellulose insulation to the exterior. ...
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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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Tim O'Brien replied to Jerry Needham's discussion VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC
"New build may not have been "dry" before finished and occupied. Residual moisture from…"
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Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Jerry Needham's discussion VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC
"Oversized A/C systems wont pull out enough moisture from the conditioned air. I would check to make…"
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Franco Oyuela commented on Fresh Air Duct Cleaning's blog post Moving in to a new home and why you should get a Duct Cleaning
"There is no evidence to suggest that clean ducts leads to better overall health. However, it should…"
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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…"
Friday
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
"As for direction / speed a piece I did on that…"
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