Have you ever wished you could hire a professional and ask unlimited questions? Well, in developing this series and several other articles, we were able to do just that with John Jennings, an energy auditor at the firm Steven Winter Associates.
The day began with a free energy audit sponsored by Connecticut Light & Power, which Steven Winter and other energy firms work for under contract. Then, homeowner and GreenBuildingAdvisor.com editor Dan Morrison asked John where he should start when adding a dormer and setting up a garage workshop, and then what to do about an old boiler. John answered in stride, and also gave an impromptu tip on determining wall-cavity depth and R-value.
(Editor’s note: Actually, the “hired,” part is untrue; John and Steven were overly generous with their time, and we didn’t pay a cent.
But the duo insisted that they were willing to help because energy efficiency is a message they have been promoting for decades.)