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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!

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What We Know About HOMEChem

Corbett Lunsford

If you only learn one video's worth of HOMEChem, this is the one to watch. Hear principal investigators Delphine Farmer and Marina Vance, joined by Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz and Richard Corsi and the rest of the HOMEChem researchers, describe the complexity they uncovered in this seminal study.

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

“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.

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

The 4 P's to Solve Any Indoor Air Quality Problem

Corbett Lunsford

xEffortless Rocking means not trying to re-invent the wheel. Plenty of great home performance minds came before you, so take their ideas and make them your own. This one comes from Joe Lstiburek and John Straube at https://buildingscience.com/.

Building Science is Evolving: Healthy Indoors Minute #2

Corbett Lunsford

Home Diagnosis co-host Corbett Lunsford illustrates the basics of control over indoor air quality and indoor chemistry in the second video collaboration with Healthy Indoors Magazine. Informed by all we're learning from the HOMEChem Experiment. Learn more at:

http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/homechem

The Nasty Side Effects of Chlorine Bleach in Homes

Corbett Lunsford

Chlorine is an ingredient in bleach, which many people use to clean surfaces, dishes, and clothing at home. Turns out, it's not as clean as we thought- learn how to control your HOMEChem by knowing what happens when chrlorine in bleach reacts with the stuff indoors, and what it might be doing to your family.

Featuring HOMEChem scientists Marina Vance, Delphine Farmer, and Richard Corsi.

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

OZONE: the Original Villain of Indoor Chemistry

Corbett Lunsford

Indoor Air Quality is being explored at breakneck speed with the HOMEChem Experiment, and not surprisingly, ozone (O3) is proving to be the original villain in the complex system of interactions that make the air we breathe much more worrisome than anyone guessed. Featuring HOMEChem scientists Marina Vance, Delphine Farmer, Charlie Weschler, and Richard Corsi.

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

HOMEChem: the Revolution in IAQ and Home Performance

Corbett Lunsford

Hear the six Heroes of HOMEChem describe the what, why, and how of House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry. More at: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/homechem

Heroes of HOMEChem: Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz, Chemical Engineer

Corbett Lunsford

Dr. Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz is an Assistant Professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and at the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests lie in atmospheric chemistry and the effects of physicochemical processing of pollutants on human exposure and health.

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

Heroes of HOMEChem: Richard Corsi, Indoor Air Quality Researcher

Corbett Lunsford

Meet Dr. Richard Corsi, the Frontiersman of HOMEChem.

Richard L. Corsi is Chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and holds the Joe J. King Chair in Engineering #2.  He is a Distinguished Alumnus of Humboldt State University (2006) and of the College of Engineering at UC Davis (2016).  Dr. Corsi’s research focuses on sources, fate, human exposure and innovative control strategies related to indoor air quality. In recent years his team has focused significantly on indoor ozone chemistry and the nexus of building energy conservation and indoor air quality.  He currently oversees a large grant to study indoor air quality in high schools and to develop low cost solutions to related problems for school districts. 

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

Heroes of HOMEChem: Delphine Farmer, Atmospheric Chemist

Corbett Lunsford

Meet Dr. Delphine Farmer, Co-Principal Investigator for HOMEChem, and the team's ToolMaker. More at: https://HomeDiagnosis.tv/homechem

Understand HOMEChem in 30 Seconds or Less

Corbett Lunsford

From the video team that created Home Diagnosis comes the documenting of HOMEChem (House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry), the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's historic indoor chemistry campaign at the University of Texas at Austin. Learn more at: https://HomeDiagnosis.tv/homechem

HOMEChem Interview with Arlene Blum

Corbett Lunsford

Arlene Blum is a famous mountain climber AND biophysical chemist, and it turns out they're basically the same job. At the Green Science Policy Institute in Berkeley, CA, she sat down with Corbett and Grace to talk about Six Classes of harmful chemicals, how to recognize when you're being duped by lazy industrial processes and marketing magic, and what to do to protect your kids from fluorinated products, antimicrobials, flame retardants, bisphenols, phthalates, and certain solvents and metals.

More at: http://SixClasses.org