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3799 Main St. #87024
Atlanta, GA 30337
USA

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!

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High Performance Home Building Materials

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett has received shipment on all the components of the shell of the big house build!
More at: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/atlanta-homestead

Thanks to:
475 Building Supply: http://FourSevenFive.com
ROCKWOOL INSULATION: http://Rockwool.com
ALPEN WINDOWS: http://ThinkAlpen.com
THERMALBUCK: http://ThermalBuck.com

How to Install WRB Sheathing (ForceField)

Corbett Lunsford

Grace and Corbett show the latest development on their home build- the wall sheathing, which is also the air tightness layer and weather barrier. It's called ForceField, and here you'll see a demo of why it's such an important component in the system, and how to install it for a higher performance home.

More on ForceField at: http://ForceField.BuildGP.com

More on this build at: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/atlanta-homestead

ForceField and Thermostat: High Performance Wall & Roof Sheathing

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett introduces you to the OSB panels with performance control skins that will be installed on his family's performance-tuned house.

More at: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/atlanta-homestead

Thanks to GP ForceField and Jeff Key- more at: http://ForceField.BuildGP.com

“Airtight" Buildings Debunked by HOMEChem

Corbett Lunsford

I've been telling people that the 475 High Performance Building Supply membranes I build with are airtight but vapor open for years. Turns out, sometimes I'm an idiot. Here's the real deal. Featuring Delphine Farmer and Marina Vance of the HOMEChem Experiment.

For more on Intello: http://foursevenfive.com

For more on HOMEChem: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/homechem

Using Infrared to Find Holes in Your House

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett Lunsford loves infrared cameras (he has six of them, including this FLIR One Pro) but they're not the whole story. Pair your diagnostic tools to be a mastermind of home performance.

Learn more at http://HomePerformance.training

Q&A: Home Performance for Tiny Houses

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett does a live Q&A with students of his 'Home Performance for Tiny Spaces' course. More at: https://buildingperformanceworkshop.com/tinyspaces/

Most Airtight Barn at an Off Grid Homestead Ever?

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett performs a blower door test on LG Squared Architecture's #OffGridHomestead. Will Chris's toolshed beat the record set by the #DryVault? Will Passive House standards be outperformed? Will Corbett remember to plug in all his hoses?

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!

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.