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Congrats Ceniceros Household! 26th Project to Officially Meet 1000 Home Challenge

52%, 55%, and 78% reductions - check out the numbers in the attached two slides! 10 years ago, significant efforts to reduce energy use (kW…

Started by Linda Wigington

19 Mar 25
Reply by Jan Stensland

25th Project to Officially Meet the 1000 Home Challenge! The Energy+ Household - Bay Area, CA

The Energy+ Household – Bay Area, California Over the past several years the Ghosh family has retrofitted their 2,170 ft2 house with a host…

Started by Linda Wigington

0 Mar 5

NZE Performance Over Time; Ductless Heat Pump Performance

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 Chall…

Started by Linda Wigington

0 Jan 7

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

4 Dec 16, 2014
Reply by Linda Wigington

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 Nov 20, 2014
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, 2014
Reply by Bob Blanchette

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, 2014
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, 2014
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

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