Well folks, besides the new "Home Scoring Tool" they quietly released the new "voluntary" guidelines for Public Comment. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/retrofit_guidelines.html

 

This was my original article on it http://blog.sls-construction.com/2010/new-national-residential-retr... & I hate to say it - it is even worse than even I could imagine. I encourage you to seriously look into it & leave a public comment before you find another poorly written "voluntary" program is no longer so voluntary

Views: 31

Replies to This Discussion

The EPA’s Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades: The stated goals & 22 page draft are open for public comment until December 9th by using the appropriate Comment Form to indoorair@epa.gov or by fax to (202) 566-1741 (Attn: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0712)

DOE’s website for the Public Comments & a link to their documents - comments accepted until January 7th.

As an FYI - 3 items that jumped out at me while reviewing the documents above:
•Pre-work and post-work verification/test-out – not listed as safety but energy efficiency?
•Boiler & other gas appliance maintenance – not listed under safety or health only comfort & energy efficient?
•(Retrofit only) While I agree that Unvented space heaters should not be used, they are listed for full removal on all properties, under the WAP program replacement of HVAC systems is not a given due to spending caps

My overall impressions: USGBC, the EPA, DOE & VP Biden – what a week (which also reminds everyone that wants to see changes made to the USGBC rating systems for Homes - that their Public Comment period is running now

RSS

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Twitter

Latest Activity

Eric Kjelshus commented on Michael Dunseith's photo
Thumbnail

Clearance to combustibles ?

"This show's back drafting of hot water heater.    Seal the return 1st  keep the…"
3 hours ago
Eric Kjelshus commented on John Nicholas's blog post Indoor Air - How do you measure if it is Healthy?
"airadviceforhomes.com   has a quick snap shot test or leave it there for week.   Good…"
3 hours ago
Michael Dunseith liked Kevin Jordan's photo
5 hours ago
Michael D'Arcy replied to Michael D'Arcy's discussion Small video we created to promote Home Performance
"Thanks Tom. Ill make that happen next time."
14 hours ago
Colin Genge posted events
15 hours ago
Anna commented on Mary Desilva's blog post Finding Professional Water Damage Restoration Services
"Mary Desilva thanks for sharing such a great article. I always think why we  should hire…"
19 hours ago
Profile IconNathan St.Germain, Lisa Sweet and Kevin joined Home Energy Pros
20 hours ago
Michael Dunseith's photo was featured
yesterday

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service