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28th Home to Meet 1000 Home Challenge - Congrats to Balance Point Home Performance!

The 28th home has officially met the Thousand Home Challenge! The POS Dream House, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is the first hou…

Started by Linda Wigington

10 Feb 7
Reply by Chris Stratton

January Webinar: Intro to the 1000 Home Challenge

The January Intro to the 1000 Home Challenge webinar will be  Friday, Jan 20 at 10-11:30 AM eastern time. An important purpose of the webin…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Jan 19

Congrats Bill Turner - 27th Project (1st in Maine) to Officially Meet the 1000 Home Challenge!

Check out 1) Attached energy use bar chart - 80% reduction of 2011-12 use.2)  Updated case studies: www.thousandhomechallenge.org/collabora

Started by Linda Wigington

2 Aug 27, 2015
Reply by Don Fitchett

Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path?

The Thousand Home Challenge is moving the category of recognition forward that represents "Half-way there". There is consensus that this ca…

Started by Linda Wigington

28 Jul 25, 2015
Reply by Chie Kawahara

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, 2015
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, 2015

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, 2015

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

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