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March/April 2015
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March 11, 2015
I recently had a phone conversation with a frantic contractor who was in charge of a Passive House (PH) retrofit. He was in desperate need of an air-sealing specialist. The house was leaking almost a 700 CFM50 more than the required 0.6 AHC50 for a PH. The house was listed and staged, beautiful and ready for a market sale of over $8 million.

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