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the Building Performance Podcast

May 2, 2024

Today Corbett goes down a new rabbit hole in healthy homes, with the many compounds that contain lead, which we are still being sold in shops and groceries at this very moment. Learn how to identify lead-containing consumer products and parts of your home with Eric Ritter's new DIY lighting fast DIY Lead Test Kit (

Mar 21, 2024

Today we talk with HVAC design legend Russ King ( about how to trim the fat out of heat load calculations in Manual J (and how you sometimes can't), along with fine points on duct design, grille selections, and a brand new movement in software to help homeowners perform their own load calculations...

May 24, 2022

Today Corbett drills down into the details of high-resolution, long-lasting testing trackers called 'dataloggers' with Paul Gannett, an engineer at HOBO by Onset. These days we can track the temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide (CO2), light levels, electrical load, and so much more with these instruments that...

Sep 20, 2021

Today Corbett dives deep into the science of using HVAC to control indoor air quality (IAQ) with Dr. Jeffrey Siegel, professor of civil engineering at the University of Toronto. Jeff is named in over a hundred scientific studies published in this topic, and over the 45 minutes he blows conventional wisdom out of the...

Aug 11, 2021

Today we went deep with Matt Risinger ( the challenges builders face from their industry, their traditions, and their clients. Part of our upcoming Season Two of 'Home Diagnosis' TV, which you can see at: