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The Building Performance Podcast is an interview series drawing on the experience and ideas of a wide array of professionals in the high performance building industry. The intersection of advances in building technologies, the energy crisis, green building trends, and the environmental crisis has made it hard to pursue business-as-usual. The general climate is forcing those of us in the building industry to take a more integrated, systematic approach to building. We talk with engineers, policy makers, program managers, contractors, diagnosticians, ESCOs, architects, utilities, and building managers, among others. Hosted by Corbett Lunsford of the Building Performance Workshop, author of Home Performance Diagnostics and creator of an arsenal of resources for understanding and using home performance testing.

The Building Performance Podcast is an interview series drawing on the experience and ideas of a wide array of professionals in the high performance building industry. The intersection of advances in building technologies, the energy crisis, green building trends, and the environmental crisis has made it hard to pursue business-as-usual. The general climate is forcing those of us in the building industry to take a more integrated, systematic approach to building. We talk with engineers, policy makers, program managers, contractors, diagnosticians, ESCOs, architects, utilities, and building managers, among others. Hosted by Corbett Lunsford of the Building Performance Workshop, author of Home Performance Diagnostics and creator of an arsenal of resources for understanding and using home performance testing.
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The Building Performance Podcast is an interview series drawing on the experience and ideas of a wide array of professionals in the high performance building industry. The intersection of advances in building technologies, the energy crisis, green building trends, and the environmental crisis has made it hard to pursue business-as-usual. The general climate is forcing those of us in the building industry to take a more integrated, systematic approach to building. We talk with engineers, policy makers, program managers, contractors, diagnosticians, ESCOs, architects, utilities, and building managers, among others. Hosted by Corbett Lunsford of the Building Performance Workshop, author of Home Performance Diagnostics and creator of an arsenal of resources for understanding and using home performance testing.

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Episodes

#83 AFFORDABLE OUTPERFORMS MARKET RATE: Bill Lazar on How to Win

12/26/2017
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Today Corbett talks with Bill Lazar of St. Johns Housing Partnership about how his organization built hundreds of affordable homes in St. Augustine, Florida, that are scientifically superior to the million dollar mansions going up across town. Recorded from the #TinyLab on the Proof Is Possible Tour.

Duration:00:30:52

#82 THE TRUSTWORTHY CONTRACTOR PROFILE: The future of electricians, plumbers, and HVAC techs with Pete Sanders

11/1/2017
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Today Corbett talks with Pete Sanders of Sanders Home Services about contractor competition, how to show homeowners the right way vs. the cheap way, and his personal history with carbon monoxide. Check out our video tour of Pete's amazing NJ showroom at https://youtu.be/tiCtNjKPX_k Sponsored by the Building Performance Workshop's Proof Is Possible Tour.

Duration:00:12:06

#81 KEEP ASKING QUESTIONS: Hap Haven on How to Know Home Performance

7/13/2017
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Today Corbett talks with Hap Haven of US Green Home about where home performance contractors come from and where we're going (and how not to crash and burn on the way there). Sponsored by the Building Performance Workshop's 6-Week Mastermind Distance Course and Home Performance for Tiny Spaces course.

Duration:00:39:45

#80 FUTURE BUILDING: Thomas Marston on Building Performance Policy

5/8/2017
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Today Corbett talks with Thomas Marston of Energy Services Group about how the building industry has evolved and will evolve with the release of future International Energy Conservation Codes.

Duration:00:27:14

#79 INFRARED PHOTOS OF YOUR FACE: Dr. Gregory Melvin on Medical Uses of Infrared Thermography

11/30/2016
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Today Corbett talks with Dr. Gregory Melvin of Total Thermal Imaging about how to use an infrared camera to 'do no harm' to patients. The non-destructive nature of infrared thermography in buildings is just as elegant when used to detect problems in the body's circulatory, nervous, and lymphatic system, and to put it bluntly, this guy is totally awesome. Sponsored by the #TinyLab and the videos of its design, construction, testing, and US tour!

Duration:00:24:15

#78 HOW TO REALLY OWN A HOME: John Krigger on Home Performance Helpfulness

8/9/2016
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Today Corbett talks with home performance legend John Krigger, author of several books including Residential Energy, about how home performance professionals are winning and failing at helping clients with their homes. Sponsored by Fall Fast Track, the 6-week mastermind course for home performance professionals.

Duration:00:17:57

#77 ROCKING THE INSTALLATION: Matt Risinger on Building New High Performance Homes

7/26/2016
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Today Corbett talks with Matt Ringer of Risinger Homes (and YouTube fame) about insulation/outsulation, building science facts/fiction, and the classic dilemma of building anything well: it's complicated. Sponsored by Fall Fast Track, the only 6-week distance mastermind course in home performance.

Duration:00:24:40

#76 LEAN CONSTRUCTION: Jeff Liker on The Toyota Way for Buildings

5/4/2016
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Today we talk with Jeff Liker, author of The Toyota Way, about what Lean is, and what it could mean for building performance. Sponsored by the Building Performance Workshop's Fall Fast Track.

Duration:00:37:34

#75 REALTORS OF THE FUTURE: Chad Curry on How Technology is Remaking Real Estate

9/11/2015
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Today Corbett talks with Chad Curry, managing director of the Center for REALTOR Technology, about how performance metrics are changing the real estate industry. From the Internet of Things to measuring air quality in neighborhoods, Chad's group is on the cutting edge of helping the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) incorporate home performance into the selling and buying of homes everywhere! Sponsored by Fall Fast Track- my 6-week mastermind course in home performance ninja techniques.

Duration:00:23:25

#74 SAFE, HEALTHY, AND TESTED: BPI's Larry Zarker means home performance, not VD

8/26/2015
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Today Corbett talks at the Habitat X thinktank with BPI CEO Larry Zarker about his passions: helping contractors, building homes that stop sending you to the emergency room, and how to infiltrate the health insurance industry to help make all that happen. Sponsored by the 6-week Fall Fast Track distance mastermind course for home performance black belts.

Duration:00:20:52

#73 DRYING STUFF VS. DRYING AIR: Lew Harriman on Mastering Dehumidification

8/11/2015
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Today Corbett is psyched to again talk with Lew Harriman, the master of dehumidification and author of lots of books on moisture control, about guess what! Lew takes us on a tour of macro-drying philosophy, down to the nitty gritty of ERVs and hairdryers and wet spots on your carpet. Sponsored by Corbett's Fall Fast Track 6-week mastermind course in free market home performance.

Duration:00:38:01

#72 STUFF TO BUILD WITH: Ken Levenson on High Performance Building Supplies

7/9/2015
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Today Corbett talks with Ken Levenson of 475 High Performance Buidling Supply about Passive House gaining a foothold around the world, what it takes to build for performance, and why the materials and components have to be shipped across the ocean to get to us. Sponsored by Fall Fast Track- the 6 week distance mastermind course for profiting from performance in the private market.

Duration:00:32:08

#71 SPRAY FOAM FAIL: Richard Beyer, Consumer Affected by Spray Foam Insulation

6/16/2015
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Today Corbett talks with Richard Beyer, a consumer who lived through a bad spray foam installation and now advocates for spray foam training and licensing. Sponsored by the Building Performance Workshop online training portal- get free access now at BuildingPerformanceWorkshop.com

Duration:00:25:08

#70 PERFORMANCE EVERYWHERE: Chris Dorsi on the Spread of Measured Improvement

6/2/2015
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Today Corbett talks with Chris Dorsi, founder of the Habitat X Thinktank, about the state of performance-based building in Europe and what the construction industry needs next. *Listeners get a whopping $675 discount off Habitat X registration until June 15 by using code Corbett375.

Duration:00:21:49

#69 WEB PERFORMANCE PRO: Peter Troast on What the Internet Proves

5/19/2015
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Today Corbett talks with Peter Troast of Energy Circle, who was just awarded the 2015 BPI Tony Woods Award at ACI National Conference. Peter runs the websites of over 300 home performance contractors, and so may have the best view of how performance-based business in the 21st century is actually working.

Duration:00:28:01

#68 TINY HOME BUILDER: Dan Louche on the Microcosm of Green Building

5/3/2015
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Today Corbett talks with Dan Louche of Tiny Home Builders about the challenges, specialties, and impacts of having an army of homeowners-to-be designing and building their own tiny homes. Sponsored by the Building Performance Workshop Training Portal.

Duration:00:08:35

#67 ARCHITECT AS BUILDER: Chris Laumer-Giddens on Abandoning the Way Your Grandpappy Did It

4/28/2015
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Today Corbett talks with architect Chris Laumer-Giddens, half of LG Squared, about why he decided to tackle the whole pizza, what's wrong with the current models of architect, builder, and contractor, and what certifications like ENERGY STAR or LEED can and can not do for the industry. Sponsored by the Building Performance Workshop Online Training Portal.

Duration:00:22:42

#66 RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB: Spohn & Bergmann on the Evolution of Test Equipment

4/16/2015
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Today Corbett talks with Bill Spohn of TruTech Tools and James Bergmann of Stride Tool about where testing tools have been, where they're going, and how contractors are using them to prove they kick the competition's butts. This special episode is from the 2014 Fall Fast Track- learn more at HomePerformance.training

Duration:00:21:32

#65 TINY HOUSE HOTEL: Yes, This Is a Real Thing. Yes, It's Awesome.

3/25/2015
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Today Corbett travels all the way to Portland to talk with Kol Peterson, owner of Caravan Tiny House Hotel, and tiny house builder Ben Kovco. Tiny houses- who wants one, what are the challenges, is it a passing fad or here to stay? Sponsored by the Building Performance Workshop training portal!

Duration:00:22:06

#64 THE CONTRACTOR AT THE TOP: Rick Chitwood on Being Unbeatable

3/17/2015
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Today Corbett talks with Rick Chitwood of Chitwood Energy Management, author of the book Measured Home Performance, and the wizard behind the curtain for all home improvement contractors whether they know it or not. Rick discusses how he launched into performance-based home improvements from a conventional HVAC background, and why he had zero warranty claims despite promising concrete and aggressive results. This special episode is from the 2014 Fall Fast Track- learn more at...

Duration:00:20:50