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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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  • Date for the next Intro to the Thousand Home Challenge webinar
     

     Thursday, November 20, 2014; 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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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.

Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications 10 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 Linda Wigington Oct 21.

THC Candidate Shares Energy Data 3 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 Chie Kawahara Mar 21.

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.

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.

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.

Low Energy Home Storytelling - Insight & Inspiration for 1000 Home Challenge Projects 18 Replies

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.

Suggested ingredients for Deep Synergy Retrofits 3 Replies

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

Tags: Retrofits, Synergy, Deep

Started by David Connelly Legg. Last reply by Linda Wigington Nov 4, 2013.

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

BSC - Mass Save Deep Energy Retrofit Builder GuideDER Builder’s Guide   (240 pages) An exploration into DER concepts and the technical…Continue

Tags: attics, basements, walls, BSC, staged

Started by Linda Wigington Mar 21, 2013.

Panasonic Whisper Green w Ductless heat Pump 17 Replies

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.

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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.

Comment by David Eggleton on April 21, 2011 at 8:18am
Wish to share with y'all something I posted that's in a marginal eddy on this site.
Comment by David Eggleton on April 9, 2011 at 4:19am

Re: "expanding the range of strategies & tactics" (from the brief description of the group), because of my own interests, I tend to emphasize here what the expansion annexed.  Don't be misled; the core of deep retrofit remains.

 
 
 

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