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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

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 Re…

Started by Linda Wigington

0 Sep 14, 2012

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

9 Sep 13, 2012
Reply by Tom Conlon

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Kaushal Bharath Raju replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
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David Eakin replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"More food for thought on this subject - read this (fairly) recent blog by one of the most respected…"
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Curt Kinder commented on Christopher Morin's blog post 5 Things New Energy Efficiency HVAC Contractors Need to Know
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David Eakin replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"I mis-spoke - I was referring to the Midori House in Santa Cruz. Have an in-depth discussion with…"
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Kaushal Bharath Raju replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Hi David & Bud, $400/sqf > $300 sqf. The latter is the minimum cost of new construction in…"
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