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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.

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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

Podcast #83 Affordable Housing That Kicks McMansions' Butts with Bill Lazar

Corbett Lunsford

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.

PODCAST #81: Keep Asking Questions with Hap Haven

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett talks with Hap Haven of US Green Home about where home performance contractors come from and where we're going (and how not to crash and burn on the way there). Sponsored by the Building Performance Workshop's 6-Week Mastermind Distance Course and Home Performance for Tiny Spaces course.

PODCAST #78: John Krigger on Home Performance WINS and FAILS

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett talks with home performance legend John Krigger, author of several books including Residential Energy, about how home performance professionals are winning and failing at helping clients with their homes.  Sponsored by Fall Fast Track, the 6-week mastermind course for home performance professionals.

To download this episode or hear more, subscribe in iTunes or visit BuildingPerformancePodcast.com

PODCAST #77: Matt Risinger on Building High Performance Homes

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett talks with Matt Ringer of Risinger Homes (and YouTube fame) about insulation/outsulation, building science facts/fiction, and the classic dilemma of building anything well: it's complicated. Sponsored by Fall Fast Track, the only 6-week distance mastermind course in home performance.

How Should a Homeowner Shop for a High Performance Home?!?

Corbett Lunsford

Hello Corbett,
I have been listening to your podcast and heard your request for ideas. You often mention the challenges in educating consumers, and I think my questions might be interesting to the non-professionals in your audience.
I just moved to Denver, Colorado and am considering purchasing a home for the first time. As a potential first-time homebuyer interested in air quality, moisture management, energy efficiency, and building durability, I expect that it is unlikely that I will be able to find a high-performing home at an entry-level price. With the expectation that I may need to invest in some retrofitting, I have a couple of general building performance questions:

Ascertaining current performance

Assuming that a first-time buyer probably will not have access to the sophisticated diagnostics described on your podcast during their search, what are some key things to look for that would indicate a high or low performance?
Utility bills can shed some light on energy efficiency, but how can someone gauge issues like air quality or moisture control?

Performance improvement opportunities

What factors influence a residential building’s suitability for a high-performance retrofit?
Are there factors that would influence the ROI of a retrofit for a modest home? And how could a homebuyer identify those?

Assembling a team

Do you have suggestions about how to assemble your team (realtors, inspectors, and appraisers) to help identify an entry-level home based on current or future potential?
What skills or expertise would you consider important?
Your podcasts have covered issues about financing for retrofits – so there may be nothing new to address here.
 
Basically, it would be great to be able to use a home performance lens during a home search to identify a property in which it is not too difficult or expensive to improve from decent to good performance.
As a potential consumer, I have enjoyed and learned a lot from your podcast. Thank you for thoughts.

Best,
B

PODCAST #75 REALTORS OF THE FUTURE: Chad Curry on Technology & Real Estate

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett talks with Chad Curry, managing director of the Center for REALTOR Technology, about how performance metrics are changing the real estate industry. From the Internet of Things to measuring air quality in neighborhoods, Chad's group is on the cutting edge of helping the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) incorporate home performance into the selling and buying of homes everywhere! Sponsored by Fall Fast Track- my 6-week mastermind course in home performance ninja techniques.

To download this episode or hear more, subscribe in iTunes or visit BuildingPerformancePodcast.com

PODCAST #74 SAFE, HEALTHY, AND TESTED: BPI's Larry Zarker means home performance, not VD

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett talks at the Habitat X thinktank with BPI CEO Larry Zarker about his passions: helping contractors, building homes that stop sending you to the emergency room, and how to infiltrate the health insurance industry to help make all that happen. Sponsored by the 6-week Fall Fast Track distance mastermind course for home performance black belts.

To download this episode or hear others, visit BuildingPerformancePodcast.com

PODCAST #73: Drying Air vs. Drying Stuff

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett is psyched to again talk with Lew Harriman, the master of dehumidification and author of lots of books on moisture control, about guess what! Lew takes us on a tour of macro-drying philosophy, down to the nitty gritty of ERVs and hairdryers and wet spots on your carpet. Sponsored by Corbett's Fall Fast Track 6-week mastermind course in free market home performance.

To download this episode or hear others, check the show out on iTunes or at BuildingPerformancePodcast.com

PODCAST #72 STUFF TO BUILD WITH: Ken Levenson of 475 Building Supply

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett talks with Ken Levenson of 475 High Performance Building Supply about Passive House gaining a foothold around the world, what it takes to build for performance, and why the materials and components have to be shipped across the ocean to get to us. Sponsored by Fall Fast Track- the 6 week distance mastermind course for profiting from performance in the private market.

To download this episode or hear others, check the show out on iTunes or at BuildingPerformancePodcast.com