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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
     

    soon in 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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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.

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.

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Comment by David Eggleton on March 7, 2011 at 10:30am
Comment by David Eggleton on February 13, 2011 at 6:39pm

Please participate in Discussions!  To start one with a new focus, find and click on the "+ Start Discussion" link at the foot of the Discussion Forum section of this page.

Comment by William H Nickerson on February 11, 2011 at 5:35am
Dave,very appropiate,I attended a community meeting in my locality and made noticed the more the attentive attendies to approache.Breifly introducing myself and asking them about their possible interest in starting a grassroots weatherization program.Well recieved I now seek out some help in finding info from community organizers who have been succeseful in implimenting their programs.Thanks
Comment by David Eggleton on February 11, 2011 at 4:59am
"Only when I participate in the fullness around me can I learn from the fullness around me." - Anne Wilson Schaef
Comment by William H Nickerson on January 26, 2011 at 8:51am
Conciduring how much "green tech"his boss spoke about lastnight this might be good.
Comment by William H Nickerson on January 26, 2011 at 8:49am

Secretary Chu Hosting Online Town Hall Today 12:45 p.m. EST

January 26, 2011

Today at 12:45pm EST, Secretary Chu is hosting an online town hall to discuss President Obama’s clean energy and innovation agenda. We’d like you to join the conversation.

To tune in, visit Energy.gov/livechat.

If you have questions for the Secretary, please email them to newmedia@hq.doe.gov. He’ll answer several questions during the event

Comment by David Eggleton on January 26, 2011 at 8:40am
Elsewhere on this site, our fellow group member Carol Markell wrote:  "Like cars that claimed high fuel mileage when in fact the reality of stop and go driving showed differently, appliances and buildings can be designed and operated inefficiently as well."
Comment by David Eggleton on January 23, 2011 at 10:27am
We're approaching Energy Use Science.  Not a moment too soon!
Comment by David Eggleton on January 22, 2011 at 11:48am
Building-residents-community-as-a-system is, in fact, our focus here.
Comment by David Eggleton on January 18, 2011 at 7:16am
A pertinent comment that I posted elsewhere yesterday.
 
 
 

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