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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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
Started by Chie Kawahara. Last reply by Chie Kawahara Mar 21.
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
Started by Linda Wigington. Last reply by Brennan Less Jan 27.
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.
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.
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
Started by David Connelly Legg. Last reply by Linda Wigington Nov 4, 2013.
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.
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
Started by Linda Wigington Sep 14, 2012.
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.