Chris Dorsi commented on Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post Near Perfect Air Tightness Measured in Contemporary Home
"Nice job Chris. Especially impressive since most builders can achieve this level of air tightness only by using liquid foams. Do tell us more about “missing shims” at the doors. Also, the no overhang does make sense from an air sealing perspective—d…"
Jan 20
Chris Dorsi replied to Chris Dorsi's discussion Building Science and Weatherization Trainer in Job Board
"And here's information about the strong benefits package: excellent..."
Aug 13, 2019
Chris Dorsi posted a discussion in Job Board
The Montana Weatherization Training Center has an opening for a Building Science and Weatherization Trainer in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. We're looking for someone with enough experience in the trades to gain credibility in the eyes of our working-…
Jul 25, 2019
Chris Dorsi posted a blog post
For years now, many of the most connected North American housing professionals have derived inspiration and guidance from A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, the seminal handbook to community and housing design that was authored by C…
May 16, 2018
Chris Dorsi commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Is Health The Future of Home Performance?
"I have to agree with most of Charles' assumptions, especially his experience with health benefits becoming apparent AFTER the job. Many years ago, we had good luck selling many retrofit packages that included air-sealing, source control, and balance…"
Jan 8, 2018
Chris Dorsi commented on Building Performance Journal's blog post The Elephant in the Room
"This was a great session, witness the fact that we had to schedule a second showing to accommodate those who couldn't fit in the room for the first.
Kara's simple message -- to stay engaged with your political delegation if you care about the future…"
Mar 29, 2017
Chris Dorsi replied to Sean Maxwell's discussion Blower Door Databases: ATTMA and Retrotec rCloud
"It's great to hear that the implementation of pressure diagnostics is gaining some traction down in Australia. ​I think that there'll come a time in the not-so-distant future when it would be unthinkable to build or rehabilitate a building without t…"
Jul 18, 2016
Chris Dorsi posted a blog post
Each year, Habitat X engages in a search for up-and-coming young professionals in the home performance industry. We take applications from individuals who are less than 40 years old, and we ask them to iterate a focused vision of an industry future…
May 24, 2016
Chris Dorsi commented on Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post Insulating a Slab-On-Grade in Hotlanta
"Thanks, Chris.
This is an excellent primer that shows both the rationale for your approach and enough details to whet the whistle of the hands-on practitioners among us. We also can also see how critical and sometimes complicated the details can be…"
Feb 1, 2016
Chris Dorsi commented on Chris Dorsi's blog post The Compliance Project
"The issue of code compliance always generates lots of heat in the construction word. Yet it should be a simple question of "Here's some good rules, let's follow them." The devil, of course, is in the details.
At the Compliance Project, our work is f…"
Jan 25, 2016
Chris Dorsi posted a blog post
Many of us have been working for decades to push the energy codes toward higher performance. We've had some good success along the way, as state after state adopt more stringent codes. Unfortunately, in many regions we have a long, long way to go. E…
Jan 19, 2016
Chris Dorsi posted photos
Jan 8, 2016
Chris Dorsi replied to Chris Dorsi's discussion Question: What Are The Most Common Energy Code "Fails"?
"Those are some desperately bad rules-of-thumb. In what part of the country do you work?"
Oct 29, 2015
Chris Dorsi replied to Chris Dorsi's discussion Question: What Are The Most Common Energy Code "Fails"?
"This posting is just pure advertising, which is not appropriate in this professional collaborative forum. Beverly Lerch -- please either respond to the topic we're discussing, or remove your post. Thank you!"
Oct 29, 2015
Chris Dorsi replied to Chris Dorsi's discussion Question: What Are The Most Common Energy Code "Fails"?
"Sure thing on the lack of calculation. And it is too true that it is HARD to install batts correctly. That is one reason I tend to prefer dense pack over batts -- it's easier to get the job done correctly."
Oct 29, 2015
Chris Dorsi replied to Chris Dorsi's discussion Question: What Are The Most Common Energy Code "Fails"?
"I concur with this list! This set of defects tells me that Eric Kjelshus has seen a few houses.  But what do you mean by "2nd heat exchanger"?"
Oct 29, 2015
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