While it's true I did some of the finish work myself, I also acted as my own Project Manager, thus saving that expense. I had the benefit, if you can call it that, of being home for 4 months on medical leave after having…"
I understand your predicament, as I also have a house in Berkeley that I wanted to do some deeper energy upgrades to, and had a somewhat limited budget.
There is a small, small amount of money via Energy Upgrade California,…"
The electric ventless dryer will, indeed, keep the heat in the house, but it will also keep the moisture from the wet clothing, bedding, etc, in the house. You may be setting yourself up for a future mold problem, depending…"
"This is a nice graphic. I have a question on how you captured the data -- did you set temperature probes at increasing depths into the brick wall, or are these extrapolated from the delta between interior and exterior temperatures? Thank…"
"I wasn't there, but it sounds like they have a problem with the cooling tower(s), which may need some attention. Everyone who got sick shoudl definitely document it and let Hilton management know about it. This is serious, and could…"
"Sounds like a wonderful event -- sorry I can't be there! I'm finally embarking on my own home energy retrofit that is pretty non-conforming -- installing exterior insulaton. Perhaps this will be a presentation for next year!"
"I'd have to agree that there seems to be a wide variety of, shall we say, styles of CAZ testing out there among the HP Contractors. I've been monitoring an energy program for work, and I'm amazed at the differences in approach…"
"Leaving the math aside, it would seem to me that one would only want to generate the heat in quantities that are usable, since you really can't store heat energy without substantial remodeling for thermal mass storage, such as heating water for…"
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.See More