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Started by Linda WigingtonLatest Reply

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

Peter Troast did a great blog summarizing the pros and cons of different options/formats http://www.energycircle.com/blog/2012/10/24/low-en

Started by Linda WigingtonLatest Reply

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Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications

Lots of folks involved in the 1000 Home Challenge have effectively tackled their electric plug loads.Low cost devices such as the Kill A Wa…

Started by Linda Wigington

14 on Thursday
Reply by Maria Lacey

Can We PLEASE Stop Calling Them “Ductless”

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’…

Started by Dave Robinson

11 Oct 23
Reply by Bob Blanchette

THC Candidate Shares Energy Data

Midori Haus, a Passive House retrofit in Santa Cruz California and a Thousand Home Challenge candidate, used 4,334 kWh during the first yea…

Started by Chie Kawahara

3 Mar 21
Reply by Chie Kawahara

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

We just approved the 20th Thousand Home Challenge project! Congratulations to Ruth von Goeler and Kelly Slough of Northampton, MA. They par…

Started by Linda Wigington

21 Jan 27
Reply by Brennan Less

clothes dryer: vented or ventless?

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…

Started by Scott Willenbrock

9 Jan 14
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Whose opportunity is The 1000 Home Challenge?

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

Started by David Eggleton

3 Nov 25, 2013
Reply by Linda Wigington

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

Peter Troast did a great blog summarizing the pros and cons of different options/formats http://www.energycircle.com/blog/2012/10/24/low-en

Started by Linda Wigington

18 Nov 25, 2013
Reply by Linda Wigington

Suggested ingredients for Deep Synergy Retrofits

A recent post by Michael Totten shared by Linda Wigington refers to Csikszentmihalyi's "The costs and benefits of consuming." Totten advoca…

Started by David Connelly Legg

3 Nov 4, 2013
Reply by Linda Wigington

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

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

Started by Linda Wigington

0 Mar 21, 2013

Panasonic Whisper Green w Ductless heat Pump

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

Started by Jennifer Luitwieler

17 Nov 7, 2012
Reply by Dave Robinson

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