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The Retrofit Podcast

Episode 3, Dan Kolbert

In this episode of the Retrofit Podcast, host Ryan Shanahan talks with Dan Kolbert, owner of Kolbert Building, where he focuses on good design and controlling heat, weather, moisture, and drafts to craft homes that’ll last generations. He’s also a co-author of the Pretty Good House book and a proponent of BS* + Beer. Ryan and Dan get into why it’s important to monitor your projects, preferred wall assemblies, problems with heat pumps, retrofitting HRVs, and so much more.

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    Michael Maines | | #1

    That was fun to listen to, and not just because I was mentioned a couple of times. Considering how many aggregate hours I've listened to Dan talk about PGH and/or discussion groups, it was nice to hear some new angles in this episode, thanks in part to Ryan's thoughtful questions and comments.

  2. HelenWattsPE | | #2

    This is why I went to the Building Science Forum - to listen to people who were building things and looking for things that worked, and sharing. And yes, I took notes.
    I'm really glad that the new PGH book is selling well - but I'm still concerned that we're preaching to the choir and not reaching enough ears.
    Dan would be great on Oprah...

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