Does anyone know of any good homeowner education videos about building performance or house as a system? Energy Star had Steve Thomas do one a few years ago but it has since been embargoed.

 

It seems to me without proper consumer education about building science, the biggest mouths with the biggest ad budgets will continue to win, pushing poor investments like radiant barriers, windows, etc. For example, most homeowners have no idea why airsealing is importantt, and think it is just a contractor 'extra'. 

Thanks

Views: 136

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I agree there is not much out there.  We are working on one of our own...Air-sealing, What it is and why it's important.  I'll post it here when its done.

www.degnandesignbuilders.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/degnandesign?feature=mhee

  What a great idea!

Maybe the DOE or some organization could sponsor it like Home Energy Pros or Efficiency First.

It would streamline the audit process if a Homeowner could watch a video before or during the audit.

 

 

We just created a short animated video to educate homeowners about "energy drips" - http://youtu.be/VC3C_8eQgeE - we talk a little about air sealing, phantom load, CFLs, etc. 

Great video! Thanks for doing it.  Crisp, clear and to the point.

Is there a 30 second TV commercial version in your future?

Good idea!  We hadn't discussed going "mainstream media" with it, but I'll certainly mention that.  Please feel free to share, re-post, etc!
Nice!

Neely, congrads on an excellent video. I will tweet @homeenergymag.

Cara, please let me know when you've done the one on air sealing. Tomorrow, I will try and go on your youtube channel.

 

It would be such a great idea if public educational videos were posted on a universal site and were available to contractors. I do remember that there have been a number of videos done explaining what an audit is and does.

 

Thanks John for bringing this up

 

Thanks, Carol!  The Energy Challenge twitter is @mnenchallenge if you'd like to include it.
I tweeted right away, so to late, but please keep me updated with any other videos

RSS

Groups

Latest Activity

Lindsay Bachman's 4 events were featured
7 hours ago
Profile IconChris Hoskins and Ken Goodrich joined Home Energy Pros
8 hours ago
Diane Chojnowski commented on Diane Chojnowski's event Better Buildings Peer Exchange Call: Home Improvement Catalyst: Keeping the Ball Rolling with Homeowners by Delivering More Value
"Hi Victor, All the BBRN Peer Exchange Calls are archived so you can listen anytime. Check out over…"
14 hours ago
Victor Rols Lindsay commented on Diane Chojnowski's event Better Buildings Peer Exchange Call: Home Improvement Catalyst: Keeping the Ball Rolling with Homeowners by Delivering More Value
"Hi Diane, Unfortunately some of us are unable to partake in this webinar/ forum. Is there a…"
yesterday
Ken Summers replied to Gregory Cisco's discussion Abandoning under-slab HVAC ductwork which fills with groundwater seasonally.
"My largest concern is moisture. I have seen mold forming on interior walls in the heating season…"
yesterday
Seth Romme replied to Sonja Persram's discussion Energy Savings Guarantee for single family dwellings in cold climate??
"Hi Sonja We provide home energy optimization services and provide a 5-year heating and cooling…"
yesterday
Lindsay Bachman posted events
yesterday
Derrick Koehn's video was featured

How Technology and Innovation Are Making Outdoor Wood Burning Stoves More Efficient and Environmentally Friendly

Introduction Since ancient times, wood burning has been used for heating in some capacity or other. Although, of late, wood stoves are thought of more as a decorative appliance than a heat source, in truth wood heat is still one of the most…
yesterday

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2017   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service