Today Corbett talks with Bill Lazar of St. Johns Housing Partnership about how his organization built hundreds of affordable homes in St. Augustine, Florida, that are scientifically superior to the million dollar mansions going up across town. Recorded from the #TinyLab on the Proof Is Possible Tour.
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!
Corbett sits down with Kathy Swahn, award-winning director of The Drake House, which provides temporary housing for homeless women and children in Atlanta. Reportedly, the average age for homeless people in Atlanta is 9 years old- whoa.
Corbett likes tools that are sexy and scary at the same time. This flow hood is both. Measure CFM, Drybulb, Wetbulb, Dewpoint, Velocity, and more with this very affordable tool that will help revolutionize the HVAC industry.
Corbett breaks down the pros, cons, and best uses for six infrared thermal cameras: Flir ONE, C2, and MR160, ThermApp, Fluke TiR110, and Flir T660. All of these can be seen at https://TruTechTools.com
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
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:
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:
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:
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
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/
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.
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!