A. Tamasin Sterner's Blog – August 2011 Archive (3)

What's Happening in the Industry, 101

State_Of_Our_Industry_Final2.pptx

Here's hoping this slide show might assist those of you who administer programs.  It can be confusing!

Added by A. Tamasin Sterner on August 30, 2011 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Attic Fans Can Cause Headaches for Technicians

Attic fans can suck air down flues causing spillage.  Spillage can cause CO poisoning.  Attic fans can't always be easily accessed or controlled.  Read on:

 

While doing a comprehensive quality control visit last week, our Pure Energy Final Inspector noted that both the atmospheric draft water heater and atmospheric draft boiler failed these safety tests:

  • Both spilled fumes for longer than one minute (the spillage tests failed)
  • Both had inadequate draft…
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Added by A. Tamasin Sterner on August 30, 2011 at 7:00pm — 18 Comments

First Energy Management is Proactive

First Energy has always been a leader in educating employees on field issues. An example of how First Energy's energy efficiency program managers support their contractors and administrative staff: They have hired Pure Energy Coach to teach Building Science to their program managers. The benefits include a better understanding of their contractor's decision-making. In addition, they benefit from a better understanding of their QA Contractor's comments about job quality.…

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Added by A. Tamasin Sterner on August 15, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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