Marilyn and Bill beaming after the house set went so well.
1-20-2020, a day we will remember for a long time.
While it started out very cold, with the trailer tires of the first module frozen to the ground, the sun shone brightly all day making it a pleasant day to watch the factory set crew assemble our modules on the foundation.
It’s actually pretty amazing that all four factory-made modules, which never “met” before, came together so smoothly and accurately to set on the ~30 precast foundation panels that we made in a different factory!
Shannon Perrine from the local ABC affiliate interviewed us.
Shannon Perrine, reporter for a local Pittsburgh TV station (WTAE) came by to cover the house setting event. Shannon’s mother, Helen is the retired leader of the Affordable Comfort Conference (ACI), now the Building Performance Association, and helped me connect with Shannon. This group strongly influenced Bill’s thinking on this project during his 30 years of involvement with ACI/BPA. WTAE will soon run it as a promoted piece, and we’ll provide a link to the coverage.
The hard working team on site included the EcoCraft Homes (the builder), SMI (the factory and their set crew) and Davis Excavation (for pushing and pulling module trailers and minor earthmoving.)
OK, so he’s an engineer by training, please don’t hold that against him.
Some say he’s a nice guy.
Bill co-owns www.TruTechTools.com, which if you haven’t guessed by now…
It’s a place to buy Tools…
Yes, it’s Tru.
TruTech also provides and networks with many educational resources for the HVACR and Building Performance trades.
Bill networks with a lot of people to support and who support the industry,
If you have a measurement-related question in HVAC, Building Performance, or Indoor Air Quality, and Bill doesn’t have an answer, he probably knows someone who does.
He fancies himself a good communicator, some agree. He’s written many articles, conducted many presentations and webinars, and now hosts two podcasts: Building HVAC Science and RESTalk, you'll find them on any major podcast app/system.
Recently he helped to design a high-performance home that he’s built and lives in. The home design embodies wisdom from his network. or as he says "it's built with ideas stolen from the future."
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Next up for Bill: the Internet of Things (IoT) – say what?
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That’s awesome Bill!
With your extensive experience in test instrumentation and energy efficiency, I am thrilled that you decided to showcase the modular build of your new home. I’m looking forward to seeing the equipment you selected, the installs and how the blower door testing goes.