Leslie Jackson posted a blog post
Grit, wit, intuition, authenticity. These are just some of the skills a Black business man must add to his Home Performance tool kit along with analytical skills, math, blower door operation, donning and doffing PPE safely.Darnell Johnson, of Urban…
Sep 9
Leslie Jackson commented on Evan Mills's blog post The Voracious Energy Appetite of Indoor Cannabis Cultivation
"Thanks for keeping this important conversation alive. I wonder what other indoor productions we can compare this to, such as flower growing.
I like your comparison to Hawai'i 365 days a year. 
And while I agree with you that outdoor grown is…"
Aug 12
Leslie Jackson commented on Building Performance Journal's blog post Industry Town Hall: Working During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Conversations from the Field
"This was great, thanks for making it available. I look forward to more townhalls!
Aug 3
Leslie Jackson posted a blog post
By now you’ve taken Energy Smart Academy’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Course. If not, what are you waiting for? I was so impressed with the popular course and the overwhelming response to it, with various programs & profressionals using it as a…
Jul 28
Leslie Jackson commented on Brett Little's event Basics of Rainwater Harvesting for Residential Use - Free CE Webinar
"Thanks for making this available, Brett! Looking forward to participating!"
Jul 27
Leslie Jackson replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Inside Clean Energy: California’s move toward all-electric buildings just gained a ton of momentum
"Thanks for the tip! Subscribing, donating, and bookmarking this site. It's nicely organized, too!
Jul 9
Leslie Jackson posted a blog post
During the BPA National Conference—not in New Orleans, but in your home and mine—I got to sit down with Allison Bailes and chat about his upcoming book, A House Needs to Breathe … Or Does It? That’s a working title, but it caught my attention. I…
Jul 8
Leslie Jackson commented on Leslie Jackson's blog post Back-to-School School with Amanda and Chris
"Hi Diane, thanks for your comment. These are recorded Zoom meetings. What's cool is you are sent both your sound and the guests' sound separately (and blended). 
Makes editing nice. I'm also recording my own sound locally in Garageband so I have…"
Jul 6
Leslie Jackson posted a blog post
This week I have a chance to sit down with two prominent educators in home performance, Amanda Hatherly of Energy Smart Academy, and Chris Dorsi of the Montana Weatherization Training Center. In each video interview, though we have plenty of other…
Jul 1
Leslie Jackson commented on Building Performance Association's blog post HOPE for HOMES Act of 2020 Introduced with Bipartisan Support to Stimulate the Residential Energy Efficiency Industry with Immediate and Long-Term Initiatives​
"This is great and it shares a stage with some pretty heavy hitters today. Does it support the contractors taking the online trainings? Or does it support the creation of the online trainings? And who creates the online training?
Good luck! Keep us…"
Jun 24
Leslie Jackson commented on Building Performance Journal's blog post We're Proud to Stand With BPA
"I'm both humbled and proud to see my organization step up to the challenge of self-reflection, and to do our part in equalizing the educational and workforce development opportunities for Black and Brown people. It's a compliment to the whole…"
Jun 3
Leslie Jackson commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post Book Review: Green Building Illustrated, Second Edition, by Ian M Shapiro and Francis D.K. Ching
"This is cool to see. I have three of Francis K. Ching's arhitectural drafting books and refer to them often."
Jun 3
Leslie Jackson posted a blog post
 As happy hour festivities go during conferences, I found myself in a room full of great folks;a few I had met, a few I hadn't. As the group of 90 or so were shuffled by Chris Docchio into three smaller chatrooms,I was delighted to find myself in…
Apr 28
Leslie Jackson left a comment for Leslie Jackson
"Hi Robb
Thanks for these reawakenings! ... You mean these things are general practice??The way I learned to work with power tools, if your wan't fully geared up with protection,my teacher unplugged me... Though later when asked about his rigorous…"
Apr 21
Leslie Jackson and Robb Kingsbury are now friends
Apr 21
Leslie Jackson posted a blog post
Happy Friday (is that what day it is?) I hope you are staying well, healthy, and safe. I have just launched the second edition of Building Performance Talk. In this episode, I talk to Chris Magwood, a long time friend in natural building, who runs…
Apr 17