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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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  • Dates for the next Intro to the Thousand Home Challenge webinar
     

    May 9, 2014, Friday,1:00-2:30 PM (Eastern Time); 10-11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

    May 30, 2014, Friday,1:00-2:30 PM (Eastern Time); 10-11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

  • If you have questions about the Thousand Home Challenge application process, contact Linda Wigington.

 

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THC Candidate Shares Energy Data 3 Replies

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

Tags: challenge, home, thousand, house, passive

Started by Chie Kawahara. Last reply by Chie Kawahara Mar 21.

Actual Energy Use - 20 Thousand Home Challenge Projects & 20th Project to Meet 1000 Home Challenge 21 Replies

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

Tags: Reductions, Deep, Retrofits, 20th, Project

Started by Linda Wigington. Last reply by Brennan Less Jan 27.

clothes dryer: vented or ventless? 9 Replies

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.

Whose opportunity is The 1000 Home Challenge? 3 Replies

How do you see it?  What drew you to it? There are only your answers, no right or wrong ones.  Please share!Continue

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by Linda Wigington Nov 25, 2013.

Low Energy Home Storytelling - Insight & Inspiration for 1000 Home Challenge Projects 18 Replies

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.

Suggested ingredients for Deep Synergy Retrofits 3 Replies

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

Tags: Retrofits, Synergy, Deep

Started by David Connelly Legg. Last reply by Linda Wigington Nov 4, 2013.

Check out this Deep Energy Retrofit Resource by Building Science Corp.!

BSC - Mass Save Deep Energy Retrofit Builder GuideDER Builder’s Guide   (240 pages) An exploration into DER concepts and the technical…Continue

Tags: attics, basements, walls, BSC, staged

Started by Linda Wigington Mar 21, 2013.

Panasonic Whisper Green w Ductless heat Pump 17 Replies

http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/forum/topics/anyone-working-with-panasonics?xg_source=activity Just found this thread addressing the use of…Continue

Started by Jennifer Luitwieler. Last reply by Dave Robinson Nov 7, 2012.

Webcast Archived - California Crawl Spaces: Integrated Solutions for Healthy Homes & Deep Energy Reductions

We have posted the recording for the two-part webinar, California Crawl Spaces: Integrated Solutions for Healthy Homes & Deep Energy Reductions, on the 1000 Home Challenge website. Your comments and questions/discussion from the webinar are…Continue

Tags: durable, moisture, IAQ, thermal, boundary

Started by Linda Wigington Sep 14, 2012.

Can We PLEASE Stop Calling Them “Ductless” 9 Replies

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 Tom Conlon Sep 13, 2012.

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Comment by Linda Wigington 7 hours ago

Great discussion in the general forum. Consider chiming in.

http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/forum/topics/affordability-deep-energ...

Comment by David Eggleton on November 8, 2013 at 2:56pm

Consider including a permaculture designer on any team working with participants in the THC, especially for behavioral changes and community solutions.

I'm presenting at this unprecedented event in southern California in March.

www.facebook.com/permacultureVOICES

The site is up (far more often that not).

Comment by Linda Wigington on October 10, 2013 at 9:37am

Thousand Home Challenge - Re-Booted!

What is the essence of the Thousand Home Challenge? We are compiling recommendations to post on the Thousand Home Challenge Website under the heading "What People are Saying"

For the most current list of testimonials, I am starting a page in this group, so folks can build on the list. We welcome your contributions!

Comment by David Eggleton on October 7, 2013 at 7:21am

For newcomers and as a reminder to all who received the e-mail, great news received from Linda late last week:

"There has been a transition with the Thousand Home Challenge.  After a break in any visible activity since mid-May, we are now back in business.  Activities include offering the Introduction to the Thousand Home Challenge, moving projects forward, updating the website, and seeking opportunities for collaboration and funding.  We have moved from the pilot phase into the project development stage.  A virtual leadership/advisory group is being convened to steer us through the important work ahead.  I look forward to hearing from you!"

See the Resources section of this page for info about upcoming Intro webinars.

Comment by Linda Wigington on March 21, 2013 at 4:28am

Check out this Deep Energy Retrofit resource by Building Science Corp.!

 

DER Builder’s Guide   (240 pages)

The DER Builder’s Guide provides an exploration into DER concepts and an elaboration of technical specifications for several common approaches to wall, ceiling, attic, basement, and slab assemblies. Special attention is given to how a specific single assembly can be completed while providing for future DER work as part of a staged approach to a deep energy retrofit.

 

A high resolution version of the Mass Save Deep Energy Retrofit Builder Guide and program guidelines are also available: https://www1.nationalgridus.com/DeepEnergyRetrofit-MA-RES

 

Comment by David Eggleton on February 14, 2013 at 1:14pm

"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for the Divine the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire."

~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Comment by Linda Wigington on January 23, 2013 at 9:43pm

Check out the article in the latest Home Energy Magazine by Paul Eldrenkamp.
http://www.homeenergy.org/show/article/id/1835/nav/retrofit

One of the projects discussed is Will Brownsberger who met the 1000 Home Challenge 1 year ago.

Comment by David Eggleton on September 19, 2012 at 6:44pm

"I didn't think I'd hear studies about it post its completion."

Sean, revealing how most, if not all, households meet the Challenge is one of the reasons for the Challenge.  Sharing people's strategies, some of which cannot be anticipated, will greatly increase the overall impact as non-participants adopt and adapt them.

Comment by Sean Feurtado on September 19, 2012 at 5:13pm

Having helped work on one of the homes in the studies, it was nice to see how it compared to the other completed projects.  I didn't think I'd hear studies about it post its completion. Thanks THC :)

Comment by Linda Wigington on August 2, 2012 at 7:42pm

I too recommend reading the article by Nicholas Arguimbau, "Bill McKibben is wrong...".   I would like to hear your comments.

 
 
 

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