Raising the Bar for Home Performance
Click here to read more articles about Quality Assurance
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.
To read complete online articles, you need to sign up for an Online Subscription.
Once an order has been placed there is an automatic $10 processing fee that will be deducted with any cancellation.
The Home Energy Online articles are for personal use only and may not be printed for distribution. For permission to reprint, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.