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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!

Filtering by Category: Testing Tools

Tree Testing with a Resistograph: Home Performance Outdoors

Corbett Lunsford

Home Diagnosis hosts Grace and Corbett Lunsford show the process of testing the gigantic old tree growing over their tiny house and normal sized new house. The question: whether to trust it and let it grow, or cut it down before it crushes important stuff. See how it works, and what the verdict was!

Retrofit Series Continued: Addition and Progress Test

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett shows the (slow) progress on the 1960's performance retrofit with the install and testing of the addition. Featuring ZIP System paneling.

See the other videos in this series here:
https://youtu.be/iciAPohuLNM
https://youtu.be/YDXk8ObHBWU

Healthy Indoors Minute: Radon Problem Solved

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett shows the simple solution used to mitigate radon in the 1960's retrofit project. One fan, one pipe, one hour, problem solved.

See the other videos in the series at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iciAPohuLNM&list=PLsc2-5fAgMq5lgu0U_wVocxzUPoSq_JKM

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.

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

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

Home Improvement to Tune Performance: Test-In

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett runs a full enclosure diagnostic on a one-story ranch for his family before planning and performing the improvements on vented crawlspace and attic.

TOOL REVIEW: DG-1000 from Energy Conservatory and Minneapolis Blower Door

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett gives a crash course in the TEC’s DG-1000 used with Minneapolis Blower Door equipment (including the Duct Blaster, TruFlow Plate, and Exhaust Fan Flow Meter). TEC took away a few features like Equivalent Leakage Area estimation, but added the Tubing Assistant and firmware updating, which could endlessly add features based on user feedback.

IAQ Sensors: Human Nose vs. Mass Spectrometer

Corbett Lunsford

Charlie Weschler sits down with Grace and Corbett and gives fascinating examples of the complexity of indoor air chemistry. He is an air quality legend, a professor on 3 continents, and one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. More at: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/homechem

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