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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!

Filtering by Tag: high performance

Building to Control Humidity

Corbett Lunsford

It's easy to overthink building science decisions- here, Corbett quickly summarizes the basics of controlling moisture in the Lunsford family home build, and for any home. Interactions between materials and systems like GP ForceField, Rockwool Insulation, and Ultra-Aire ventilating dehumidifiers are simple to understand if you use the 4-3-2-1 approach.

Learn more at: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/atlanta-homestead

5-Layer Slab for High Performance House

Corbett Lunsford

Home Diagnosis TV series co-host Corbett Lunsford shows the installation of the 5 layers of performance control under his family's new house. Thanks to Royal Building Products, Rockwool Insulation, Stego Industries, and the subcontractors who worked so hard to get this right! More at: https://HomeDiagnosis.tv/atlanta-homestead

High Performance Crawlspace Walls

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett, Grace, and their crew of awesome nerds pour a high performance crawlspace foundation wall and totally skip the slump test, on purpose, which they know will get a lot of loving kindness in the comments section.

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

Kitchen Exhaust: #1 Tool to Control Your HOMEChem

Corbett Lunsford

Grace and Corbett Lunsford demonstrate the best way to design and select your kitchen exhaust system, using the #TinyLab's own Broan ventilation components. The ACE130SS range hood (new model BCSEK1SS) paired with the 8" Make-Up Air Unit means perfect control over the indoor environment, the chemistry, and the health of their family.

More resources and tools at: http://Broan.com/learn

Tuning the Enclosure of our Atlanta Home Build

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett digs into the weather barriers, structures, airsealing and insulation layers of the high performance house in Atlanta, which will be featured in season 2 of the Home Diagnosis TV series.

*CORRECTION: Pango Wrap is 15-mil thick, not 20, but is still a 0.01-perm vapor barrier.

Learn more about these high performance materials:

PANGO WRAP

FORM-A-DRAIN AND PLATON

FORCEFIELD SHEATHING

475 BUILDING SUPPLY AIRSEALING MATERIALS

ROCKWOOL INSULATION (AKA ROXUL)

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

Our Atlanta High Performance Home Build Part 1: Basis of Design

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett talks through the basis of design for his family's upcoming house construction in Atlanta, GA. Subscribe to stay tuned for videos during the build! To learn more about the high performance building products being used, click below:
475 HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING SUPPLY
GEORGIA-PACIFIC FORCEFIELD SHEATHING
ROCKWOOL INSULATION
FANTECH VENTILATION
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC COOLING & HEATING
ULTRA-AIRE VENTILATING DEHUMIDIFIERS
CHRONOMITE POINT-OF-USE WATER HEATERS

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!

Ventilation Innovations at IBS 2018

Corbett Lunsford

Phil Rivas of Fantech shows Corbett around the Fantech booth at the International Builders Show 2018. Demonstrations of Inline Kitchen Exhaust hood with silencer, Energy Recovery Ventilator with balancing registers, HEPA filtration, and Dryer Booster Fans. Learn more at http://Fantech.net

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.

People I Follow (and hope you will too)

Corbett Lunsford

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