"Congratulations to BPI for making another online tool available for the general public to assess their home energy use. I hope that BPI will make improvements to the tool in the future to make it more accurate."
"I think that critics and skeptics of efforts to improve energy efficiency in buildings are deluding themselves and others about the persistent problems of energy waste in buildings. Building codes exist to help assure the public that buildings…"
"I am very pleased to see the collaboration between the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and the Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score program. All people who work in this business know that “Retrofits” to improve home…"
"I do not have a tankless unit installed but I wish I had. According to the my tankless water heater expert, there are not much difference in savings between a tankless unit and a very efficient tank unit.
However the real savings are in preventive…"
I have experience with both fiberglass and cellulose. I think that cellulose is better. Dr. Energy Saver on Youtube.com has a video to explain the differences. See info below.
Why Cellulose Insulation is Better than…"
"This is info I give to clients that I serve.
People who live in homes that are not energy efficient get a major benefit to their health as a result of making the homes more energy efficient. Very often homes that are not energy efficient also…"
With the limited information that you provide and your photo and diagram, I would think that your project home has a lot in common with a "Passive House" design home.
Below is some information that I have gathered on how the…"
I think that the world would be a much better place if homeowners, builders, home energy efficiency experts, and government agencies would share information that is more useful.
For example, builders and owners of the Passive House at…"
" I believe a major problem of government, of energy utilities, and home energy efficiency experts is the failure to properly help educate the consumer, to help them understand the problems of their homes and occupants behavior, and…"
"I agree that in many homes the indoor air sucks. However, a lot of this problem is caused because of the occupant's behavior, contaminants in the building, and materials and furnishings. I disagree that retrofits are the major…"
"I work with a small federal funded grant that is working to promote home energy efficiency in rural southeast North Carolina. I really appreciate the discussions on HomeEnergy Pros on this matter of reliable information…"
"I think that government support for good ideas results in major benefits over the long haul.
Please review the lessons of good government investments from USA history.
The USA developed a world class leading railroad system because the USA gave away…"
I think that this study may be more to the point on problems in "selling Energy Efficiency."
Revealing Myths about People, Energy and Buildings
Rick Diamond and Mithra Moezzi
"I think that most homeowners lack proper education on the proper way to achieve significant reduction in energy cost as a result of upgrades to improve energy efficiency. They fail to do enough improvments or fail to do the improvements in the…"
May 20, 2013
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In some ways building a new house hasn't changed much over the last 100 years. Some builders are changing the way a home is constructed to make sure the hous... From Alliant Energy PowerHouse TV Channel on YouTube