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1000 Home Challenge

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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  • 1000 Home Challenge site with case studies and resources
  • The date for the next Intro to the Thousand Home Challenge webinar
    • Thur., Oct..5, 2017; 1-2:30 PM (Eastern Time); 10-11:30 AM (Pacific Time)
    • Thur., Nov. 2, 2017; 1-2:30 PM (Eastern Time); 10-11:30 AM (Pacific Time)
  • For more information about the webinars & to register:  http://thousandhomechallenge.com/join-us
  • If you have questions about the Thousand Home Challenge application process or the Maine 1000 Home Challenge Initiative, contact Linda Wigington
  • Meaningful Makeovers Community of Practice (on Facebook, support for Behavior Changes and Community Solutions)

 

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

Started by Linda Wigington. Last reply by Chris Stratton Feb 7. 10 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

January Webinar: Intro to the 1000 Home Challenge

Started by Diane Chojnowski Jan 19. 0 Replies

The January Intro to the 1000 Home Challenge webinar will be  Friday, Jan 20 at 10-11:30 AM eastern time.An important purpose of the webinar is to answer questions about the Thousand Home Challenge, and to provide a understanding of the energy…Continue

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

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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.
Comment by David Eggleton on January 7, 2011 at 8:20pm
Comment by David Eggleton on December 29, 2010 at 1:23pm
 
 
 

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