Ben Jacobs
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Ben Jacobs replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"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…"
Nov 7
Ben Jacobs replied to Isaiah Borel's discussion Blown Cellulose VS Blown Fiberglass in the Attic
"Hi Isaiah, 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…"
Oct 23
Ben Jacobs replied to Bud Poll's discussion Another benefit from air sealing
"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…"
Aug 28
Ben Jacobs commented on jose caramelo's blog post Casa Automatica - Aiming for Zero consumption in acclimatization
"Hi Jose, 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…"
Aug 18
Ben Jacobs commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"Hi Ted,  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…"
Aug 4
Ben Jacobs commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"Hi Tedd Kidd, Thank you for links to excellent websites. The numbers that I reference on the test homes are:   Design/Standards                   annual total                Energy Cost per              …"
Aug 4
Ben Jacobs commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
" 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…"
Jul 31
Ben Jacobs replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"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…"
Jul 25
Ben Jacobs replied to Tom DelConte's discussion Energy Savings that Are Hot Air!
"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…"
Jan 27
Ben Jacobs replied to Jose Macho's discussion Why Are Energy-Saving Home Inprovements Down??
"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…"
May 23, 2013
Ben Jacobs replied to Jose Macho's discussion Why Are Energy-Saving Home Inprovements Down??
"  I think that this study  may be more to the point on problems in "selling Energy Efficiency." (See below)    Revealing Myths about People, Energy and Buildings Rick Diamond and Mithra Moezzi Lawrence Berkeley…"
May 20, 2013
Ben Jacobs replied to Jose Macho's discussion Why Are Energy-Saving Home Inprovements Down??
"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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Feb 13, 2013
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"Hi Ben, 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!…"
Feb 7, 2013
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Lumbee Regional Dev. Assoc.
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Home Energy Education, Energy Conservation, Retrofits for Home Energy, Alternative Energy, Solar Energy, Passive Solar home design, landscaping with native plants
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At 3:05pm on February 7, 2013, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Ben,

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!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. And add your location on our Member Map!


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