Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.
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I just recently received an update of energy use over a 4-year period from Ward Lutz, one of the first projects to meet the 1000 Home Challenge. Ward met the 1000 Home Challenge in 2010, after he completed a deep energy retrofit of his modest home…Continue
Started by Linda Wigington Jan 7.
Midori Haus, a Passive House retrofit in Santa Cruz California and a Thousand Home Challenge candidate, used 4,334 kWh during the first year of occupancy. This is 80% reduction compared to the energy used by the previous owner of the house (21,928…Continue
Started by Chie Kawahara. Last reply by Linda Wigington Dec 16, 2014.
Lots of folks involved in the 1000 Home Challenge have effectively tackled their electric plug loads.Low cost devices such as the Kill A Watt meter (~$30) can provide useful information that help direct their actions. Consider that the average US…Continue
Started by Linda Wigington. Last reply by Maria Lacey Nov 20, 2014.
For the past 2 years we’ve been installing Mini Split Heat Pumps in our Green Renovation work on foreclosed homes. And on all of them we’ve used ducts. Some in attics, but most inside the building envelope. We’ve been so happy with the…Continue
Started by Dave Robinson. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Oct 23, 2014.
We just approved the 20th Thousand Home Challenge project! Congratulations to Ruth von Goeler and Kelly Slough of Northampton, MA. They participated in National Grid’s Deep Energy Retrofit pilot in 2012. Their OPTION B threshold was 13,071 kWh…Continue
Started by Linda Wigington. Last reply by Brennan Less Jan 27, 2014.
I am considering buying an electric clothes dryer for my home (which is all-electric). I could go with a conventional vented dryer, or a ventless condensing dryer. I am inclined toward the ventless dryer because it will keep the heat in the…Continue
Started by Scott Willenbrock. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Jan 14, 2014.
Peter Troast did a great blog summarizing the pros and cons of different options/formats…Continue
Started by Linda Wigington. Last reply by Linda Wigington Nov 25, 2013.
A recent post by Michael Totten shared by Linda Wigington refers to Csikszentmihalyi's "The costs and benefits of consuming." Totten advocates morphing towards less stuff with an economy based more on excellent, useful local crafts.Could we perhaps…Continue
Started by David Connelly Legg. Last reply by Linda Wigington Nov 4, 2013.