27 Sep '11, 12pm

Be Afraid! New Blog post: What Were They Thinking? Scary field pictures from (supposedly) green buildings

Be Afraid! New Blog post: What Were They Thinking? Scary field pictures from (supposedly) green buildings

I’ve been doing HERS ratings and green building certifications for several years now, and I have run across some pretty scary things during inspections that sometimes make me wonder what everyone was thinking. Now, I was a contractor for a long time, and I understand the challenges of getting things done on time, correctly, and within the budget, and by no means am I trying to minimize those challenges. What does amaze me is how little attention some contractors and trade contractors pay to the details as their projects are underway. In many cases, the contractors have elected to have their buildings certified for their own purposes, often without even informing or involving the client. More whining about batt insulation At the project startup meetings, we go over requirements for HVAC design and installation, duct sealing, insulation grading, weather barriers and flashing...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/green-buil...

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