What Were They Thinking?
When a Thermal Boundary Isn't
Here are a couple of those situations where, as home performance professionals, we scratch our heads and ask, What were they thinking? Rocket Scientist Not Required It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, or ... [continue reading]
When my family stayed in a condo in Tahoe over the summer, I was checking out the closets and found this. I called the rental agency and they sent out their handyman, who manhandled the ... [continue reading]
Plumber’s Bummer This picture was taken from inside a mobile home. The plumber had run the water lines inside the ductwork to prevent freezing. However, he failed to seal the ductwork back. We ... [continue reading]
As a HERS rater, I continually think about energy conservation. So when it came time to do the annual defrost of my beer fridge I thought to test the gasket to see if it was ... [continue reading]
Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...
I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...