Our expectations of the performance of houses has changed faster than how we build to achieve that performance. So, at the beginning of a conversation in the construction industry, when I hear, “I have been building for 30 years” I think to myself, there are only two outcomes from this conversation. First, the person is putting up a guard and will not be receptive to an applied building science approach. You know, houses have to breath or you’re telling me to tighten up the house and then punch a hole in it for ventilation. On the other hand, the person may have amazing insights and experiences to share.
I hope you will learn something as well. Enjoy!
Matt Blomquist is the Building Trades Instructor at Taylorville high school in Illinois and Mike Degitis is the Construction and Applied Math Instructor at Cherry Creek Innovation Campus in Denver Colorado. Although Matt and Mike are located in different states, they are making a difference in the construction industry teaching high school students the importance…Read More
Really Enjoyed the Midwest Building Science Symposium in KC on September 14 and 15th, 2022. This episode is a quick recap of this event from me and a few of the attendees. Next up is the Southeast Building Science Symposium OCT 12 & 13, 2022 Listen on ANCHOR now Midwest Building Science SymposiumRead More
In episode #16 of 2022 I spoke with Fred Malik about the Fortified Construction Program. The FORTIFIED construction method is a voluntary construction standard and program designed to help protect homes against sever weather events. Primarily wind driven damage event. FORTIFIED construction was created from decades of research that the Insurance Institute for Business &…Read More
Performance Construction Manger Mitsubishi Electric Tane US HVAC, Shawn has focused his worked in Energy and resource efficiency, sustainable buildings, and community abundance. He enjoys contributing his experience and intuitive problem-solving skills to what he calls a history-changing industry. He believes there are countless opportunities as we face the nexus of energy, water, food, transportation,…Read More
An assortment of short conversations I had with the sponsor exhibitors at the 2021 EBBA High Performance Summit Listen to Part I Now on Anchor Listen to Part II Now on Anchor Links to all interviewed EEBA exhibitors: EEBA Aprilaire Dettson Energy Panel Structures SIPS Graphen Stone Panasonic Resideo RetroTec Sonnen USA Dupont BOAN-Nutone Etopia…Read More
I had a great conversation with Corbett Lunsford, who is juggling all things that his company Building Performance Workshop is doing. Performance Testing and home diagnostics, a home diagnostics book, training, podcast, TV show and YouTube Channel. All in an effort to help homeowners live their best life in the homes they have chosen. Corbett…Read More