Christmas Carols from the Energy Nerd

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img UPDATED December 23, 2010:Click on the mp3 link above to listen to a recorded version of “The Blower Door Man Is Coming to Town.” Many thanks to Greg Cutler and Peter Troast of The Energy Circle for recording one of this year’s carols.You know all about Norm Abram And that old builder named Bob But do you recall The most infamous builder of all? Rudolph the sloppy builder Has a very shiny truck, And everyone who sees it Says he has money (or luck). But all of the other builders Say that Rudolph’s buildings leak. They always tell poor Rudolph, “Your envelope details are weak.”Then one foggy Christmas Eve Rudolph surfed the Web, Where he found a site so bright It showed him how to build real tight. Then all the builders loved him And they shouted out with glee, “Rudolph the Passivhaus builder, You’ll go down in history!” Up on the housetop roofers strip Shingles off, from eave to hip, Putting down foam board, trying to stop Heat from escaping out the top.Ho, ho, ho! Heat likes to flow! Ho, ho, ho! Heat likes to flow!Up on the housetop, seal your home, Fill all the cracks and lay down foam. After the foam guys seal the crawl, Workers begin to strip a wall. Styrofoam sheathing, strapping too, Into the cracks they squeeze some goo.Ho, ho, ho! Heat likes to flow! Ho, ho, ho! Heat likes to flow!Up on the housetop, seal your home, Fill all the cracks and lay down foam. Next, ventilation — HRVs, Ventilate with a gentle breeze. Tightening homes to stop the chill Also lowers your energy bill.Ho, ho, ho! Heat likes to flow! Ho, ho, ho! Heat likes to flow!Up on the housetop, seal your… last_img

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