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Atlanta, GA
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773.398.5288

Advanced residential construction and home improvement consulting and owner's advocacy in Atlanta, using the latest building performance diagnostic and modeling techniques and tools. Airtightness, insulation, HVAC, ventilation, moisture, and air quality and EMF consulting for homeowners and building professionals alike.

Videos/Podcasts/Articles

Home performance articles and stories from the field with internationally respected building forensics guru Corbett Lunsford at the Building Performance Workshop. Hear new episodes of the Building Performance Podcast, see new videos from the Home Performance YouTube channel, and learn all about how diagnostic testing (more than an 'Energy Audit') can make home improvement and new home construction a proven process!

People I Follow (and hope you will too)

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett gives you 8 podcasts, video channels, and blogs you may not have heard of, all about home performance, HVAC, and building awesomeness:

Matt Moreman's Obsessed Garage channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MattMoreman

Bryan Orr's HVAC School podcast and channel: http://hvacrschool.com/

HVAC with Stephen Rardon channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/jewvenile77

Neil Comparetto's HVAC channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCICyuKv5NCGJu2gazjzgiGA/videos

Blake Reid's Terrawatt Home blog: http://www.terrawatthome.com/news/2017/10/23/keeping-things-dry-waimea-s-wet-side

Chris Laumer-Giddens' LG Squared channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2sJ6CQzqJ3DdeP7acjPRrg/videos

Adam Cohen's PassivHaus for Everyone channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmhV0KEJZWrMlmFHV0Je02Q

Stewart Brand's How Buildings Learn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvEqfg2sIH0

Performance Testing with Obsessed Garage, Ep1-5

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett traveled from Atlanta to Orlando to help Matt Moreman of Obsessed Garage get all the spec's on his 4000 sq. ft. house. See the blower door setup, 3D modeling, kitchen exhaust hood pressure testing, and inspection of the home's exterior and attic in preparation for the Vitals Checkup package:

Next, we run the blower door depressurization and pressurization tests, and the beginnings of infrared thermography and zonal pressure testing across the house:

We continue going beyond the traditional 'energy audit' performance testing to create a prioritized map of home improvements to control comfort, moisture, air quality, energy efficiency and durability:

Time for home improvement conclusions and recommendations for Matt's family, including air sealing, duct sealing, and equalization of heat flow in rooms of the house:

As Matt plans for his future headquarters for Obsessed Garage, Corbett starts the energy consulting process for controlling all the invisible dynamics of the building: heat bleed, airflow and pressure, moisture, and air quality:

Testing Atlanta's #DryVault with Blower Door & Infrared Camera

Corbett Lunsford

Now that Corbett's finished building the #DryVault, a super-sophisticated tool shed, it's time to whip out the Retrotec 5000 and FLIR T660 to see exactly how well he did. For more about any of the building or testing products used, visit:

http://foursevenfive.com
http://roxul.com
http://retrotec.com
http://flir.com

Free Homeowner Course in College Park, GA

Corbett Lunsford

More Insulation? NO.
HVAC Replacement? NOPE.
New Windows? PLEASE STOP IT.

FREE COURSE FOR NORMAL PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN HOMES:

How to PROVE You Got What You Paid For in Home Improvements and New Construction

Includes a free copy of ‘How to Keep an Eye on Your New Home Construction or Home Improvement’

Tues. Nov. 7, 6-8pm
Woodward Academy Chapel
1600 Rugby Avenue
College Park, GA

Corbett Lunsford built the world’s highest performance tiny house on wheels, but it’s not because he’s a great builder. He’s an idiot- just ask him. The reason he could create a home that feels perfectly comfortable, smells great, and sounds quiet all the time is that he’s learned to think about the physics of home performance, and measure it. And he wants to pass along what he’s learned so you never feel like you wasted money guessing- Proof Is Possible through the ‘magic’ of performance testing like infrared, blower door, and HVAC diagnostics.

Whether you’re planning home improvements, trying to solve a mystery house problem, or buying or building a home, you will learn a ton in this crash course from one of the world’s experts on the topic. Bring any and all questions about your particular home, and get your hands on high-tech testing tools!

IN THIS 2-HOUR WORKSHOP, YOU'LL LEARN TO:

  • Explore your home through the lens of the #TinyLab (which housed 3 people and 2 cats on a 13k mile tour)
  • Understand the physics of home performance, and predict problems before they happen
  • Control the way your home feels, smells, and sounds using the latest technology and materials
  • Ensure your home isn’t poisoning or endangering your family
  • Make better investments in home upgrades

SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTER FOR FREE AT:
ProofisPossible.com

Finishing the #DryVault: Highest Performance Tool Shed in the World

Corbett Lunsford

See Corbett put the finishing touches on the airsealing and insulation of the #DryVault's enclosure in Atlanta. All that's left is to test the airtightness and insulation perfection with blower doors, infrared cameras, lasers and spaceships. For more on the Intello material and process, visit http://foursevenfive.com

Insulating the High Performance Dry Room

Corbett Lunsford

Part 2 of building the #DryVault- the world's highest performance tool shed, in Atlanta. See Corbett insulate it to Grade 1 quality with Roxul Comfortbatts! For more on the insulation material, check out http://www.roxul.com/

Highest Performance Tool Shed in the World!

Corbett Lunsford

Welcome to the #DryVault, a super airtight, insulated, and dehumidified tool shed for the Building Performance Workshop's diagnostic tools in Atlanta, GA. Corbett will be helping homeowners make higher performance decisions on home improvement and new construction in Atlanta from this home base, and we can't wait to show off the framing and airsealing systems used here! For more on the airsealing products used, check out 475 High Performance Building Supply.

Tour of the Building Performance Workshop in Atlanta

Corbett Lunsford

Welcome to the inaugural tour of the real life Building Performance Workshop on our high performance homestead in Atlanta, Georgia! From the translucent walls and roof to the airtight, insulated and dessicant dehumidified Dry Vault inside it, everything here is about making the invisible dynamics of building performance visible. Stay tuned for the blower door test, infrared thermal scan, air quality testing, and much more when the Workshop is built!

BPW on Lifetime TV 'Designing Spaces'

Grace McPhillips

On a recent episode of Lifetime Television's Designing Spaces, indoor air quality is discussed in depth by BPW founder Corbett Lunsford, joined by former 6-Week Mastermind student Ed Lammers of Honey Home Services. Thanks to Fantech for making this spotlight possible, and stay tuned for Grace and Corbett's own TV show coming up in 2018: Home Diagnosis!

#TBT: 8 Ways to Test Airflow in Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett Lunsford demonstrates 8 methods for airflow testing in single family and multifamily homes heating, cooling, and ventilation, including:
1. Exhaust Flow Pan (Energy Conservatory's Flow Meter)
2. Cardboard Box Flow Pan (handmade by Corbett)
3. Pressure Matching (FlowFinder from Retrotec)
4. Pressure Matching (Duc Tester from Retrotec)
5. Velocity Pressure (24" Pitot Tube from Dwyer)
6. Small Vane Anemometer (Testo 416)
7. Large Vane Anemometer (Testo 417)
8. Plastic Bag (30 gallon lightweight garbage bag)

For more on these diagnostics:
http://HomePerformanceBook.com

Testing Custom HVAC Grilles with a Blower Door

Corbett Lunsford

Watch home performance testing guru Corbett Lunsford test the pressure, airflow, and velocity performance of some beautiful custom carved wooden return grilles, using just a blower door kit, a homemade box, and an anemometer. Grilles made by Stellar Engraving by Vencor Inc. (http://vencorinc.com). Test performed out of the back of Corbett's pickup truck in Atlanta GA! Yeehaw!