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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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15,000 lbs of Rockwool Insulation: Crossfit Challenge

Corbett Lunsford

Maybe you've seen people wrestle with tires or climb ropes or do push-ups. They are all ninnies. This is how you work out for real- by hugging Rockwool (aka Roxul) and strutting around your acreage. Stay tuned to see all these rocks get installed in a perfectly performing house.

Learn more about this awesome insulating material at: Rockwool.com

Retrofitting for Performance: Crawlspace Encapsulation

Corbett Lunsford

Using 475 High Performance Building Supply materials, Corbett and his dad are encapsulating the vented crawlspace of a one-story ranch home in Atlanta. See what a difference the improvements make to the test data from the Ultra-Aire Sentry system and the blower door.

5 Kinds of Ventilation for HOMEChem Control

Corbett Lunsford

Ventilation is simple in concept- it moves bad air out and good air in. But the applications can be intensely confusing- Grace and Corbett help peel the onion of controlling home performance dynamics (and the HOMEChem issues we're learning more and more about) using fans and controls available around the world.

Featured systems are AirCycler, Fantech, Broan-Nutone, RenewAire and Ultra-Aire.

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

LINKS MENTIONED IN VIDEO:

http://haywardscore.com

http://healthyindoors.com

http://cpsproducts.com

http://flir.com

http://testo.com

http://retrotec.com

http://energyconservatory.com

http://trutechtools.com

http://aircycler.com

http://broan-nutone.com

http://fantech.net

http://renewaire.com

http://ultra-aire.com

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.

#TinyLab Tour Ends: Lessons Learned

Corbett Lunsford

Grace and Corbett Lunsford are happy to not be moving every week, like they did on the Proof Is Possible Tour! Hear some of the ups and downs, and what they learned on this 13,000 mile, 26-state tour of the U.S. promoting measured home performance.

#TinyLab in Death Valley: Proven Performance

Corbett Lunsford

See what the hottest place on Earth (Death Valley, with the world record 134ºF temperature) does to the world's highest performance tiny house on wheels. See proof that our airtightness, insulation, cooling, and ventilation works even where it's not designed to go.

Building Pro Review of the Proof Is Possible Tour

Corbett Lunsford

Hear from BPI Certified Pros Ryan Weitzel of FLC Energy and Neil Comparetto of Matrix Mechanical about the pro workshop portion of the Proof Is Possible Tour. Come study advanced techniques and tools for home performance diagnostics with Corbett Lunsford, the guy who wrote the book on it!

#TinyLab Airsealing Tape Technique Demonstration

Corbett Lunsford

If you want airtightness (and you DO), you want to use airsealing tape. Corbett demonstrates Tescon Vana tape application, thanks to 475 High Performance Building Supply for importing this stuff from Europe!

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.

Airtight Homes are Quiet Homes: Hear for Yourself with this Helicopter

Corbett Lunsford

Hear why airtightness, not insulation, is what makes a home noiseproof. A helicopter takes off outside the #TinyLab and you can't hear it!

Tiny House Building Lessons Learned

Corbett Lunsford

We've been working on the Tiny Lab for almost a full month now, and there are lots of videos still in the queue, but here are the first few glimpses into the world of building a high performance 200 sq. ft. tiny house on wheels: