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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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PODCAST #72 STUFF TO BUILD WITH: Ken Levenson of 475 Building Supply

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett talks with Ken Levenson of 475 High Performance Building Supply about Passive House gaining a foothold around the world, what it takes to build for performance, and why the materials and components have to be shipped across the ocean to get to us. Sponsored by Fall Fast Track- the 6 week distance mastermind course for profiting from performance in the private market.

To download this episode or hear others, check the show out on iTunes or at BuildingPerformancePodcast.com

PODCAST #71 SPRAY FOAM FAIL

Corbett Lunsford

PODCAST #70 PERFORMANCE EVERYWHERE: Chris Dorsi of Habitat X

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett talks with Chris Dorsi, founder of the Habitat X Thinktank, about the state of performance-based building in Europe and what the construction industry needs next. *Listeners get a whopping $675 discount off Habitat X registration until June 15 by using code Corbett375.

For all other episodes, or more on this one, check it out on iTunes (or wherever you get your podcasts) and at: BuildingPerformancePodcast.com

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PODCAST #69 WEB PERFORMANCE PRO: Peter Troast on What the Internet Proves

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett talks with Peter Troast of Energy Circle, who was just awarded the 2015 BPI Tony Woods Award at ACI National Conference. Peter runs the websites of over 300 home performance contractors, and so may have the best view of how performance-based business in the 21st century is actually working.

For more episodes, or to download this one, subscribe on iTunes or visit BuildingPerformancePodcast.com

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PODCAST #68 TINY HOME BUILDER: Dan Louche on the Microcosm of Green Building

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett talks with Dan Louche of Tiny Home Builders about the challenges, specialties, and impacts of having an army of homeowners-to-be designing and building their own tiny homes. Sponsored by the Building Performance Workshop Training Portal.

PODCAST #67 ARCHITECT AS BUILDER: Chris Laumer-Giddens

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett talks with architect Chris Laumer-Giddens, half of LG Squared, about why he decided to tackle the whole pizza, what's wrong with the current models of architect, builder, and contractor, and what certifications like ENERGY STAR or LEED can and can not do for the industry. Sponsored by the Building Performance Workshop Online Training Portal.

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

PODCAST #65 TINY HOUSE HOTEL: Yes, This Is a Real Thing. Yes, It's Awesome.

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett travels all the way to Portland to talk with Kol Peterson, owner of Caravan Tiny House Hotel, and tiny house builder Ben Kovco. Tiny houses- who wants one, what are the challenges, is it a passing fad or here to stay? Sponsored by the Building Performance Workshop training portal!

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

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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

PODCAST #63 ALL OVER THIS LAND: Taking the Temperature of Homebuilders Around the World

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett takes you on a tour of performance based building from a sampling of builders around the world, and realizes that the millionaires are going to be very angry when they realize what they're paying for isn't nearly as good as the affordable housing to be had on the other side of the tracks. Hosted by Corbett Lunsford at the International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas and the Michigan Habitat for Humanity HOMES Summit, January 2015.

Thanks to Robert & Deb Berger, Hiroshi Kuratsu, Rick Eversold, William Wright, Dustin Johnston, Scott Spencer, Bob Passkey Sr., Joey Cuzano, and Bruce Rumsberg for voicing their opinions about performance testing!

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

PODCAST #62 PERFECTION IS PURCHASABLE: Gavin Healy Can and Does Deliver Performance (and so can you)

Corbett Lunsford

Today Corbett talks with Gavin Healy of Balance Point Home Performance about walking the walk- modifying off-the-shelf HVAC and retrofit products to deliver proof that his clients got what they paid for. Tons of people talking big about this, but you will find only a handful competent enough to actually do it in real life. Evidence of Balance Point's delivery: their zero-dollar marketing budget. 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

PODCAST #61 BREAK FREE OF REBATES: Nate Adams on Private Market Home Performance Contracting

Corbett Lunsford

Today we talk with Nate Adams of Energy Smart Home Performance about the techniques necessary to skirt the red tape of rebates and incentives, and earn more with stellar customer service and huge performance improvements. 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