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Corbett Lunsford's Proof Is Possible U.S. Tour Changing the Face of Home Improvement and Homebuilding Industry

Workshops FREE to homeowners and real estate pros, and at low cost to contractors, sponsored by Dow Building Solutions, show the path to worry-free construction

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  When it comes to home improvement, where do you start?  New insulation, better windows, costly HVAC systems or a contractor promising everything for one low cost? And then, how do you know the work was done well, and will actually improve anything?  Before you sign with a contractor, you should know this: Proof is Possible.

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Proof is possible for every part of every house, new or old with scientific testing. Using state of the art tools like testing fans and infrared cameras, you can find out how well your home is working. That means you should never again have to waste money on misdiagnosed problems, and can have confidence in your contractor.  Corbett Lunsford, the author of Home Performance Diagnostics: the Guide to Advanced Testing (http://HomePerformanceBook.com) has tested hundreds of homes and is now traveling across the U.S. teaching contractors to test their work, and showing homeowners and homebuyers that they should expect nothing less. The event takes place in Brandon on Feb. 27-28 (http://ProofIsPossible.com).

And local experts agree.  "All the research shows that the way a home works is not intuitive- it's like your body, a complicated system" says Cate Hammer of Building Insight, a Tampa-based energy auditing firm. "We see homeowners waste money again and again, guessing at solutions. It's exciting to have an exuberant and nationally-respected expert like Corbett help us connect the top contractors with the homeowners and real estate pros who're looking for what they can deliver- proven results."

A home's value is closely linked with its performance. In a 2013 study entitled Unlocking the Value of an Energy Efficient Home, added value always begins with documenting high performance features using standardized testing. The 'proof' is the foundation of building the value of a home, which is why scientific testing takes center stage in the Proof Is Possible Tour.

The National Association of Realtors found in 2012 that 87% of surveyed homebuyers believe cooling and heating costs are "important" or "very important". High performance home certifications such as ENERGY STAR and Passive House can add a 10% premium to a home's selling price, according to several studies surveying millions of home sales throughout the nation. Punta Gorda-based home appraiser Sandra Adomatis adds, "There's a huge misunderstanding about the cost- a new high performance home will only cost 2-7% more than a code-built home, but then it works for you, instead of you working for it."

The Proof Is Possible Tour comes to Tampa on Thursday February 27, with a free dinner workshop for anyone who owns or plans to own a home, and a breakfast workshop for real estate professionals, mortgage brokers, and appraisers, all free of charge thanks to Dow Building Solutions. Additionally on the 27th there's a full day of training ($50) for Florida contractors and builders, who'll be equipped to turn around and prove they did the job right the first time, and find the mistakes competitors have made. And on Friday the 28th a Duct and Envelope Tightness certification course ($150) will be held for a limited number of Contractors. The contractor training is intensively hands-on, thanks to participation from the supplier TruTech Tools and the manufacturer Retrotec, both diagnostic tool trailblazers in the growing home performance industry.

Information and registration is at: http://ProofIsPossible.com

Dow Building Solutions- http://building.dow.com/
Retrotec- http://retrotec.com/
Tru Tech Tools- http://www.trutechtools.com/

Corbett Lunsford founded the Building Performance Workshop, and hosts the Building Performance Podcast and the Prescription Home Performance TV show (in development).  Most well-known internationally for hosting high-quality videos (http://www.youtube.com/greendreamgroup), Corbett has made it his mission to package home performance so it can be easily and profitably used by construction pros and consumers worldwide. More at http://CorbettLunsford.com

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