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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 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

BPW on Lifetime TV 'Designing Spaces'

Grace McPhillips

On a recent episode of Lifetime Television's Designing Spaces, indoor air quality is discussed in depth by BPW founder Corbett Lunsford, joined by former 6-Week Mastermind student Ed Lammers of Honey Home Services. Thanks to Fantech for making this spotlight possible, and stay tuned for Grace and Corbett's own TV show coming up in 2018: Home Diagnosis!

REALTOR Crash Course in Home Performance

Corbett Lunsford

If you've asked yourself whether energy efficiency really sells homes, you're asking the right question. Go way beyond efficiency into the quality control metrics that can prove a home is worth the money, whether you're on the buyer or the seller side. Home performance diagnostics are here to stay- don't get left behind!

Recorded at Orange County Association of REALTORS during the Proof Is Possible US Tour- special thanks to Eileen Oldroyd, Joanne Frank, and Laura Reedy Stukel for making it happen!

Best Home Improvement Showroom in the World: Sanders Home Services

Corbett Lunsford

Building performance testing expert Corbett Lunsford and Pete Sanders take you behind the curtain at the soon-to-be-opened Sanders Home Services showroom in Washington Township, New Jersey (outside Philadelphia). See the best hands-on demonstration of home performance outside the #TinyLab! Visit Sanders Home Services online at: http://www.sandershomeservices.com/

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

The Pro's Guide to City Sponsorship for the Proof Is Possible Tour

Corbett Lunsford

Because nothing like the Proof Is Possible Tour has ever been done before, we get a LOT of questions about it. Which we LOVE answering, so keep them coming! But we thought we'd take the bull by the horns and answer some of the HARD questions about what it is, why we're doing it, how City Sponsors work, and why YOU should participate!

FIRST CITIES ON THE TOUR MAP:
San Diego, CA (City Sponsor: United Infrared/Thermal Imaging Conference)
Atlantic City, NJ (City Sponsor: GreenLife Energy Solutions)
Chicago, IL (City Sponsor: Advanced Energy Services)
Dallas/Plano, TX (City Sponsor: Advanced Energy Solutions)
~CLICK HERE TO ADD YOURS NOW!~

OK, here's an 8-minute crash course in putting your city on the map:

'Home Diagnosis' Finally Puts Home Performance Testing on Mainstream TV

Corbett Lunsford

Grace and I have been trying to make a TV show about home performance testing for years- we've tried three times so far!  This is how it works traditionally:

  1. You get a network executive to want to see you as a couple onscreen because they think you're quirky or weird or otherwise compelling in a I-can't-look-away kind of way
  2. You work with a production company and pay out of your own pocket to shoot a 'sizzle reel' that shows off the personality of the hosts
  3. You remind yourself and everyone else that your show is about SCIENCE, not about relationship drama and being quirky or weird
  4. They remind you that no one cares about the topic in reality TV
  5. You feel frustrated and you throw the whole idea in the garbage because you don't want to play their stupid game

So we've decided to make the show ourselves, without asking anyone's permission. We find that works best for us- whether self-publishing a book (Home Performance Diagnostics) or making a feature film (The Other One), it always seems to work perfectly when we don't have someone breathing down our neck to conform to 'the way things get done around here normally.' Here's the show that will actually make it onto mainstream television: HOME DIAGNOSIS.

In 2014, we pushed hard for a show called PRESCRIPTION HOME PERFORMANCE to get made, but it went exactly nowhere. We went to the national RealScreen Summit, a non-fiction television programming conference (yeah, I know!), met with all kinds of networks to pitch the idea, and finally had Science Channel interested until they finally said, "wait, we don't want to compete with HGTV." And that was that. But you can still see what the show was like here:

And way back in 2009, we worked with our friends and client Sandy Gordon to make OUR GREEN COMPANY, which resulted in all of us being told by the Discovery Green channel that 'green' was a fad. Look at these kids- so young, so fresh, and maybe clueless!

Stay tuned for developments on HOME DIAGNOSIS- at the very least, it'll show on PBS just like This Old House does, and at most, it'll be running 24 hours a day on every channel there is.  Probably it'll be somewhere in between!

If you'd like to participate in the making of this show, please reach out to us about it!

How to Renovate a Home in Dallas- the RIGHT Way

Corbett Lunsford

Dear Corbett-
I am not a contractor, but a residential homeowner that has become increasingly interested in owning (and taking a part in creating) a high performance building. After going through several series of podcasts, I ran across yours, and immediately loved it because you went into greater detail about the things that I want to learn about; so I want to thank you for the podcast.
Onto my situation.... I am looking to buy an older (1940's) home that has no hvac, next to no insulation, and needs a good deal of work; but I believe it has the best potential for making a high performance home.... a blank canvas.
What I am having trouble with is finding the local rock stars that can really help me make my house as efficient and comfortable as possible with my given budget. Do you know of any really good people in the Dallas area that could get me on the right track? Thanks again for putting out all the info!
~Derek R.


Thanks for reaching out, Derek! I'm always happy to help, and I think the home you're considering is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY. A blank canvas is much easier to paint on, and when a house is fully 'finished' and has been renovated, it just means you'll have to dig harder and deeper to find and fix the issues that are lurking under the surface.
I'll hook you up privately with a few of my own black belts who are part of Fall Fast Track, but I also want you to know that when we take this show on the road next year for the Proof Is Possible Tour, we'll be creating a directory of pros who pledge to deliver guaranteed results across the U.S.!  Stay tuned here for further developments on that front, and keep in touch about your high performance home renovation!
Looking Forward,
Corbett

PODCAST #66 RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB: Spohn & Bergmann on the Evolution of Test Equipment

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett talks with Bill Spohn of TruTech Tools and James Bergmann of Stride Tool about where testing tools have been, where they're going, and how contractors are using them to prove they kick the competition's butts. This special episode is from the 2014 Fall Fast Track- learn more at HomePerformance.training

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

When Performance Testing Goes Weird: BUILDING FORENSICS MASTERMIND APRIL 2015

Corbett Lunsford

Are you sure your home performance diagnostics are giving you accurate information? Join building forensics guru Corbett Lunsford in slapping foreheads when things don’t turn out quite as we expect in a number of home improvement projects in Chicago.

PODCAST #64 THE CONTRACTOR AT THE TOP: Rick Chitwood on Being Unbeatable

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett talks with Rick Chitwood of Chitwood Energy Management, author of the book Measured Home Performance, and the wizard behind the curtain for all home improvement contractors whether they know it or not. Rick discusses how he launched into performance-based home improvements from a conventional HVAC background, and why he had zero warranty claims despite promising concrete and aggressive results. This special episode is from the 2014 Fall Fast Track- learn more at HomePerformance.training

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