Project Journal

The Barriers

March 6, 2018
No, I am not talking about some 70’s alternative music group, but the various components that allow for the separation of conditioned indoor space and non-conditioned outdoor space in a building.  These barriers create the envelope or more appropriatel

Air Tight – Certified!

February 26, 2018
Well the results are in and they are phenomenal.  Patrick (my HRV consultant)  came by on the 16th to do the duct-blaster test on my HRV supply and exhaust ducts.  I am thrilled to advise that both are air tight!  Not bad for my first try!!

Small Victories!

February 9, 2018
Well folks, I am very pleased and extremely relieved to advise we have worked through the roadblock imposed by the Municipality last October regarding my building envelope. I today delivered the final required letter of assurance filled out in a manner

Sealed Up Tight

February 7, 2018
Today I finished the last of the installation and sealing of the HRV supply and exhaust return ducts and preparing them for air tightness testing.  This leaves only the fresh air and exhaust ports from the HRV unit through the exterior building envelope

Completed Homework

January 14, 2018
Hey folks, Just a short update.  I finally got around to creating some more time lapse videos of the construction.  I was shocked to see that I was over a year behind.  I think this shows just how crazy 2017 was for me. At the site, I have now fi

Happy New Year …. one can hope!

January 1, 2018
Happy New Year to all my digital friends! I for one, am thrilled to see the last of 2017.  It has been a tough year that can be summed up by a phrase I recently heard on a commercial for a new TV show. My life is like a swirling toilet that never f