blower door hawaii
August 13, 2019 by Blake

Good airtightness rules just came down the pike for houses in Hawaii.

Kailua-Kona, Kona, solar, AC, air conditioning
February 28, 2019 by Blake

Top-secret stuff here.  Are you thinking about "solar?"  Strap in.

Kohala, infrared, insulation, AC, air conditioning, Hawaii
November 2, 2018 by Blake

Hint: it's probably not the AC's fault.

October 8, 2018 by Blake

When the mold doesn't care what you think, it's a problem.

centipede hawaii
August 3, 2018 by Blake

The hidden holes in our houses wreak havoc.

EPA IAQ air quality air cleaner
June 21, 2018 by Blake

So many options for air cleaners.  Do they work?

Ash Spewing from Volcano
May 16, 2018 by Blake

"Vog is a form of air pollution that results when sulfur dioxide (SO2) and other gases and particles emitted by an erupting volcano react with oxygen and moisture in the presence of sunlight. The... Read more

April 30, 2018 by Blake

I see the ads. Go solar! Save up to 40%! I have friends. They say it’s cheap! It’s the most energy you can get from the sun! The government says it’s a good idea. Such a good idea that since 2010... Read more

November 19, 2017 by Blake

I live on the wet side of Waimea, north of Mauna Kea. You know what "mauna kea" means, right? It means "white mountain." You know why it's white, right? Because it snows sometimes. Today's news:... Read more

November 22, 2017 by Blake

I entered this into a chili cook-off and won third place. It's not even chili, but it won. It's that good. I can't really take credit for this recipe, because it's the national dish of Brazil. For... Read more


Contact us

(808) 345-5447

Schedule Service

Get Started!


Joel Frank, Contractor

I've brought Blake in as a consultant on difficult jobs. He continues to impress me with his breadth of knowledge, excellent communication skills, and passion for building science. He's been an asset to my business, and I highly recommend his services. Joel Frank Carpentry