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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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  • Dates for the next Intro to the Thousand Home Challenge webinars

            Fri., July. 15, 2016; 10:00-11:30 PM (Eastern Time); 7-8:30 AM (Pacific Time)

            Fri., Aug 18, 2016; 10:00-11:30 PM (Eastern Time); 7-8:30 AM (Pacific Time)

  • If you have questions about the Thousand Home Challenge application process or the Maine 1000 Home Challenge Initiative, contact Linda Wigington

 

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

Started by Linda Wigington. Last reply by Nate Adams Jan 11. 9 Replies

The 28th home has officially met the Thousand Home Challenge! The POS Dream House, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is the first house in Nevada County and the eleventh home in California to meet the Challenge.Gavin Healy and Elizabeth Dieter…Continue

Tags: Heat Pump Water Heater, measured performance, CO2 HPWH, deep energy retrofit, Deep reduction

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

Started by Linda Wigington. Last reply by Don Fitchett Aug 27, 2015. 2 Replies

Check out 1) Attached energy use bar chart - 80% reduction of 2011-12 use.2)  Updated case studies: www.thousandhomechallenge.org/collaboratorsTwo things inspired Bill…Continue

Tags: densepack insulation, renewable, baseload reduction, existing home, cold climate

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

Started by Linda Wigington. Last reply by Chie Kawahara Jul 25, 2015. 28 Replies

The Thousand Home Challenge is moving the category of recognition forward that represents "Half-way there".There is consensus that this category not be the same as meeting the 1000 Home Challenge. We are not lowering the standard (approximately 70%…Continue

Tags: on the path, performance, existing homes, champions, 50% Milestone

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

Started by Linda Wigington. Last reply by Jan Stensland Mar 25, 2015. 19 Replies

52%, 55%, and 78% reductions - check out the numbers in the attached two slides!10 years ago, significant efforts to reduce energy use (kWh and kW) began with a comprehensive energy upgrade. This…Continue

Tags: California, deep reduction, peak reduction, NightBreeze thermostat, energy upgrade

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

Started by Linda Wigington Mar 5, 2015. 0 Replies

The Energy+ Household – Bay Area, CaliforniaOver the past several years the Ghosh family has retrofitted their 2,170 ft2 house with a host of technological solutions. This project exemplifies the integration of efficiency, electrification, on-site…Continue

Tags: existing, EV, home, site, residential

NZE Performance Over Time; Ductless Heat Pump Performance

Started by Linda Wigington Jan 7, 2015. 0 Replies

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 Challenge. Ward met the 1000 Home Challenge in 2010, after he completed a deep energy retrofit of his modest home…Continue

THC Candidate Shares Energy Data

Started by Chie Kawahara. Last reply by Linda Wigington Dec 16, 2014. 4 Replies

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

Tags: challenge, home, thousand, house, passive

Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications

Started by Linda Wigington. Last reply by Maria Lacey Nov 20, 2014. 14 Replies

Lots of folks involved in the 1000 Home Challenge have effectively tackled their electric plug loads.Low cost devices such as the Kill A Watt meter (~$30)  can provide useful information that help direct their actions. Consider that the average US…Continue

Tags: use, 1000, Home, Challenge, electricity

Can We PLEASE Stop Calling Them “Ductless”

Started by Dave Robinson. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Oct 23, 2014. 11 Replies

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

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

Started by Linda Wigington. Last reply by Brennan Less Jan 27, 2014. 21 Replies

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

Tags: Reductions, Deep, Retrofits, 20th, Project

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Comment by Linda Wigington on March 21, 2013 at 4:28am

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

 

DER Builder’s Guide   (240 pages)

The DER Builder’s Guide provides an exploration into DER concepts and an elaboration of technical specifications for several common approaches to wall, ceiling, attic, basement, and slab assemblies. Special attention is given to how a specific single assembly can be completed while providing for future DER work as part of a staged approach to a deep energy retrofit.

 

A high resolution version of the Mass Save Deep Energy Retrofit Builder Guide and program guidelines are also available: https://www1.nationalgridus.com/DeepEnergyRetrofit-MA-RES

 

Comment by David Eggleton on February 14, 2013 at 1:14pm

"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for the Divine the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire."

~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Comment by Linda Wigington on January 23, 2013 at 9:43pm

Check out the article in the latest Home Energy Magazine by Paul Eldrenkamp.
http://www.homeenergy.org/show/article/id/1835/nav/retrofit

One of the projects discussed is Will Brownsberger who met the 1000 Home Challenge 1 year ago.

Comment by David Eggleton on September 19, 2012 at 6:44pm

"I didn't think I'd hear studies about it post its completion."

Sean, revealing how most, if not all, households meet the Challenge is one of the reasons for the Challenge.  Sharing people's strategies, some of which cannot be anticipated, will greatly increase the overall impact as non-participants adopt and adapt them.

Comment by Linda Wigington on August 2, 2012 at 7:42pm

I too recommend reading the article by Nicholas Arguimbau, "Bill McKibben is wrong...".   I would like to hear your comments.

Comment by David Eggleton on August 2, 2012 at 7:36pm

In Energy Bulletin: "Bill McKibben is wrong, we must not forget that 'We have met the en...'"

by Nicholas C. Arguimbau

Comment by Diane Chojnowski on April 9, 2012 at 12:09pm

Hi David,

I'd like to share info about your webinar on twitter and facebook with over 14000 followers. Would you please create an event here that we can link to?

Thanks, Diane

Comment by David Eggleton on April 9, 2012 at 10:28am

Heads Up!  Linda's presenting the introductory webinar on Wednesday.

Comment by David Eggleton on February 21, 2012 at 9:39am

Revised:  If you are on Facebook, please consider joining the 1000 Home Challenge group there, as well.  It's an open-to-all group, revealing the Challenge to a wider population segment.  Find it at 1000 Home Challenge.

Comment by David Eggleton on January 25, 2012 at 7:18am

Are you a member of the Best Practices (Residential) group?  There should be many common interests.

 
 
 

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