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3799 Main St. #87024
Atlanta, GA 30337
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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!

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Building Science Podcast features HOMEChem

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett and Kristof Irwin from Positive Energy Austin dive deep into the revolution that's brewing. Building Science will never be the same after the HOMEChem Experiment shows us the 4-dimensional chess game that's happening at a molecular level inside every building and vehicle in the world.

Subscribe to the Building Science Podcast on iTunes or any other podcast platform. More at: https://positiveenergy.pro/building-science-podcast/2018/9/20/0asmwbpk31r3ced6myrqjjeg9smvy4

OZONE: the Original Villain of Indoor Chemistry

Corbett Lunsford

Indoor Air Quality is being explored at breakneck speed with the HOMEChem Experiment, and not surprisingly, ozone (O3) is proving to be the original villain in the complex system of interactions that make the air we breathe much more worrisome than anyone guessed. Featuring HOMEChem scientists Marina Vance, Delphine Farmer, Charlie Weschler, and Richard Corsi.

More at: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/homechem

IAQ Sensors: Human Nose vs. Mass Spectrometer

Corbett Lunsford

Charlie Weschler sits down with Grace and Corbett and gives fascinating examples of the complexity of indoor air chemistry. He is an air quality legend, a professor on 3 continents, and one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. More at: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/homechem

HOMEChem: the Revolution in IAQ and Home Performance

Corbett Lunsford

Hear the six Heroes of HOMEChem describe the what, why, and how of House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry. More at: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/homechem

Heroes of HOMEChem: Delphine Farmer, Atmospheric Chemist

Corbett Lunsford

Meet Dr. Delphine Farmer, Co-Principal Investigator for HOMEChem, and the team's ToolMaker. More at: https://HomeDiagnosis.tv/homechem

Understand HOMEChem in 30 Seconds or Less

Corbett Lunsford

From the video team that created Home Diagnosis comes the documenting of HOMEChem (House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry), the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's historic indoor chemistry campaign at the University of Texas at Austin. Learn more at: https://HomeDiagnosis.tv/homechem

HOMEChem Interview with Arlene Blum

Corbett Lunsford

Arlene Blum is a famous mountain climber AND biophysical chemist, and it turns out they're basically the same job. At the Green Science Policy Institute in Berkeley, CA, she sat down with Corbett and Grace to talk about Six Classes of harmful chemicals, how to recognize when you're being duped by lazy industrial processes and marketing magic, and what to do to protect your kids from fluorinated products, antimicrobials, flame retardants, bisphenols, phthalates, and certain solvents and metals.

More at: http://SixClasses.org

Tour the Off Grid Homestead with Chris Laumer-Giddens

Corbett Lunsford

Last week I made my first site visit to the mountains of North Carolina to start performance testing the #OffGridHomestead. This is an uber-homebuild with LG Squared Architects (now also LG Cubed Builders) and Chris Laumer-Giddens has a lot to show us, even at this rough in stage, with saws running and tractors rumbling around.

2 Years Later: is #TinyLab Still the Highest Performance Tiny House on Wheels?

Corbett Lunsford

Grace and Corbett built the world's highest performance tiny house on wheels in 2016. It was perfect. Then they toured it 13,000 miles across America and let 7,000 people come inside to feel, hear, and smell what perfectly tuned home performance is like.

What's the house performing like now, after all that torture? And under 2 inches of snow in Atlanta, Georgia? See for yourself in this 20-minute tour, complete with testing, demonstrations, and metrics that show Proof Is Possible, even for people who have never built a house before. The #TinyLab is still the undisputed most scientifically superior home performance demonstration in the world, and we sincerely hope others start challenging our work!

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!

Home Performance Homestead Begun in Atlanta!

Corbett Lunsford

Now that Corbett and Grace's 26-state Proof Is Possible Tour is over and 7,000 Americans have been brought into the illuminati of home performance, they get to have a real life for awhile. Here's a weird moment from their weird life in Atlanta.

Do Tankless Water Heating Systems Perform Better?

Corbett Lunsford

Watch home performance diagnostics guru Corbett Lunsford test the performance of demand tankless water heaters, in the #TinyLab and in a big house.  You may be surprised to see that it doesn't work exactly as advertised.