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Realtor and Lender networking value for HERS raters?
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I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around the benefit of investing time/energy into developing a strong  network of Realtors and financial lending institutions. Aside from markets where ratings…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Conlon Oct 25, 2012.

 

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Adin Maynard replied to Tom Delconte's discussion Are efficient LED bulbs worth the price?
"Poor quality CFLs have made people skeptical of LED quality. I think  everyone (who can afford it) tries one LED  to see if the 'quality of life' benefits outweigh the looooong payback. "
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Software should make it easier, not harder.

My new blog post includes a list of great ipad apps that can be leveraged for efficient data collection and reporting. Below is an excerpt. You can read the full post here:  Apps for Home Performance: Software Should Make it Easier, Not HarderThe big question, which I'd love your input on, is why utility program software tools aren't leading the way in making it easier for contractors to build…See More
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Tools of the Trade

A hammer and a saw used to be the key tools for home contractors. Today, the best-in-breed also use high-tech equipment while performing a professional energy audit or verifying that construction has been done correctly.
Nov 14, 2012
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Realtor and Lender networking value for HERS raters?

I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around the benefit of investing time/energy into developing a strong  network of Realtors and financial lending institutions. Aside from markets where ratings are required when property changes hands, what's the value?Is it just so they can refer you as a resource to their clients who are looking for practical energy upgrade ideas or for energy performance pre-purchase inspections?   In the MA market, the 'free' utility audits set the bar low so that…See More
Oct 26, 2012
Tom Conlon replied to Adin Maynard's discussion Realtor and Lender networking value for HERS raters?
"I think you are smart to be skeptical about this. Most Realtors are highly 'value conscious', and to date most raters just haven't been able to demonstrate enough of a value proposition beyond the range of services offered by…"
Oct 25, 2012
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"Some thoughts on Heating Season behavior and what utilities can do about all the storm windows left up. blog post: http://ning.it/PSlgFR"
Oct 25, 2012
Sandy Michaels replied to Adin Maynard's discussion Realtor and Lender networking value for HERS raters ?
"I think the residential energy efficiency market is missing the boat by not doing more "pre-purchase" energy audits.  There are loans to accommodate buyers that want to do energy upgrades and have the cost tied into the mortgage.…"
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Realtor and Lender networking value for HERS raters ?

I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around the benefit of investing time/energy into developing a strong  network of Realtors and financial lending institutions. Aside from markets where ratings are required when property changes hands, what's the value?Is it just so they can refer you as a resource to their clients who are looking for practical energy upgrade ideas or for energy performance pre-purchase inspections?   In the MA market, the 'free' utility audits set the bar low so that…See More
Oct 11, 2012
Adin Maynard replied to Jason Schaefer's discussion Selecting a Name for HPC Company in the group Marketing Energy Efficiency
"Chris, THanks for the reminder. I am in the same boat. As I articulate my services and target client base, the name concept ebbs and flows .    One thing to add...  The presentation of your brand is as important as the name.…"
Oct 11, 2012
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skylights done right

"yeah, you are right. I think this is 2" of polyiso before 2" of PSF was added, covering the framing to alleviate bridging."
Jul 30, 2011
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sealed soffits near fan exhaust

"Bryce, thanks for the comment. Yes the flat was fully airsealed and brought up to R-60 with cellulose.  Each standard chute vent was improved, as can be seen in far left bay in image above. The few soffits near the bath fan were sealed to…"
Jul 30, 2011
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sealed soffits near fan exhaust

"Not sure if I understand how sealing the flow of air through the soffit will reduce ice damns. The better approach would be to stop the heat loss through the attic floor with a better insulation job. Then provide proper ventilation so that the roof…"
Jul 29, 2011
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skylights done right

"Would have been better if the wood framing members had been covered."
Jul 29, 2011

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At 12:12pm on July 25, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Adin,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!


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