Raising the Bar for Home Performance
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A version of this article appears in the March/April 2011
issue of Home Energy Magazine.
March 06, 2011
New standardized work specifications aim to eliminate work defects and transform the retrofit industry.
For the last 30 years, I have dedicated my life to working with the people who design, build, retrofit, and rehab buildings. Most of these people want to do high-quality work, and yet, year after year, we in the home performance industry find ourselves facing the same issues: poorly sealed, drafty homes; rooms that feel too hot or too cold because insulation or ductwork wasn’t installed right; even fire hazards created by improper wiring. In fact, we find that when the average home performance contractor leaves a house, a full 25% of the home’s problems have not been addressed.
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