Rob Madden posted a discussion
I'm a real estate broker that became certified as BPI building analyst to provide energy audits for my clients when buying a home.  Since then I have expanded into providing home ratings for my sellers that have taken the time and investment to impr…
Jun 11, 2019
Rob Madden posted a discussion
Does anyone know what happened to Savenia Labs and their solar rating program? Was the program completely abandoned or did someone else take on the rating program?
Jun 2, 2019
Rob Madden replied to Rob Madden's discussion Determining Duct Leakage based solely on blower door and pressure pan testing
"Thank you!"
Mar 14, 2019
Rob Madden posted a discussion
Can someone point me in the right direction to a spreadsheet, formula, or other related information that will show me to approximate/calculate total duct leakage based upon pressure pan tests during a blower door. I’ve been told by a few that it can…
Mar 10, 2019
Rob Madden posted a discussion
Any recommendations for a good E&O and general liability insurance carrier for energy auditing?  I've been quoted by OREP but they seem a little high in my opinion.
Jun 21, 2018
Rob Madden replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model
"My experience with some of the local companies is that they only push what they know.  HVAC pushes duct sealing and system replacements while the insulation company focuses on adding R value in the attic (I know that is a broad generalization and ap…"
Feb 2, 2017
Rob Madden replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model
"So is your business more with other contractors verifying their work?"
Feb 2, 2017
Rob Madden replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model
"Wow that is a great spreadsheet.  Are you completing the weatherization work yourself or do you sub it out?"
Feb 2, 2017
Rob Madden posted a discussion
Most, if not all, energy auditors that I come across in the real estate world have an energy auditing company that that is also a home performance contractor that complete many if not all of the upgrades and repairs that they recommend. Usually it i…
Jan 31, 2017
Rob Madden posted a discussion
had to laugh when I saw this on YouTube...
Dec 13, 2016
Rob Madden posted a discussion
Two quick questions regarding REM/Rate software...I have recently downloaded and find it very easy to use for energy auditing.  However:1) Are there libraries that one can download to use within the software or does everyone basically create their o…
Nov 29, 2016
Rob Madden posted a discussion
Is anybody out there using the DOE Home Energy Score?  If so, are you using it as a supplement to current WAP/home performance work or are you using it for some other reason?
Nov 10, 2016
Rob Madden replied to Rob Madden's discussion Indoor Air Quality Monitors and Meters
"With a Foobot, are you able to recalibrate the sensors?  While I like the price and the ability to interconnect several into one account, it still seems like it is something for personal use and not professional testing...am I wrong in this assumpti…"
Jul 29, 2016
Rob Madden replied to Rob Madden's discussion Indoor Air Quality Monitors and Meters
"Which devices are you referring to?"
Jul 29, 2016
Rob Madden replied to Rob Madden's discussion Indoor Air Quality Monitors and Meters
"I would. 480-888-1234"
Jul 29, 2016
Rob Madden replied to Rob Madden's discussion Indoor Air Quality Monitors and Meters
"Awesome response...thanks for your insight!"
Jul 26, 2016
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