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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
     

    Friday, July 10, 2015; 1:00-2:30 PM (Eastern Time); 10-11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

  • If you have questions about the Thousand Home Challenge application process, contact Linda Wigington.

 

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Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? 10 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: 1000, Home, Challenge, champions, homes

Started by Linda Wigington. Last reply by Chris Stratton 23 hours ago.

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

Started by Linda Wigington. Last reply by Jan Stensland Mar 25.

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

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

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

Started by Linda Wigington Jan 7.

THC Candidate Shares Energy Data 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

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

Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications 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

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

Can We PLEASE Stop Calling Them “Ductless” 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

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

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

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

clothes dryer: vented or ventless? 9 Replies

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, 2014.

Whose opportunity is The 1000 Home Challenge? 3 Replies

How do you see it?  What drew you to it? There are only your answers, no right or wrong ones.  Please share!Continue

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by Linda Wigington Nov 25, 2013.

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Comment by David Eggleton on December 23, 2011 at 8:53am

At ACI National in March 2012, Linda and I will share hosting of a training (abbreviated to 4 hours) called Meaningful Makeovers:  Empowering Deepest Reductions.  Attendees will engage with the coaching discipline and, we hope, form an ongoing community of practice with significant impact on the THC.

Comment by David Eggleton on December 19, 2011 at 12:24pm

Elisa Wood's report on the 2011 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change conference.

Comment by David Eggleton on December 9, 2011 at 7:46am

A new discussion that's relevant.

Comment by David Eggleton on November 30, 2011 at 4:40pm

The next introductory webinar is next week!  Don't leave 2011 without having attended.

Comment by David Eggleton on October 24, 2011 at 4:18am
A new blog by Don Ames pertains.
Comment by David Eggleton on October 20, 2011 at 6:53am

tedkidd noted in a nearby comment:

The ability to understand the meaning of comprehensive approach requires a reorientation in the way we think.

 

Comment by David Eggleton on September 29, 2011 at 3:20pm

Have you been through The Crash Course by Chris Martenson?  In addition to the 20 chapters, there's a 45 minute condensed version.

Recommended viewing/listening!

Comment by David Eggleton on September 22, 2011 at 5:21am
Evan brought this link regarding differences (human) despite similarities (built) to this site; a related one is in this page's Resources section.
Comment by Linda Wigington on August 18, 2011 at 3:44pm

Just found this thread addressing the use of Panasonic's Whisper Green wiith a ductless heat pump.  No distribution system other than the Whisper Green moving air between rooms.

http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/forum/topics/anyone-working-with-pana...

Comment by David Eggleton on April 21, 2011 at 8:35am

"Don't be misled; the core of deep retrofit remains."

I should have included "officially" in that sentence.  At a point tbd, I hope to draw some households into supported attempts to meet the challenge entirely by broad relationship strengthening and making.  Like energy efficiency, it's faster and less expensive than the alternatives.

Life up and down the street may be the equitable middle ground between home as castle and life on the street.

 
 
 

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