Bruce Ackerman
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Bruce Ackerman replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"I'm glad to see this discussion, difficult though it is. I see several points, to try to summarize... 1. A home's efficiency, let alone the efficiency of the overall lifestyle of the occupants, includes a lot more than electricity. Natural…"
Mar 11
Bruce Ackerman replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"We have gas cooking and gas clothes dryer in the summer as well. Dryer used less than the washer due to clotheslines both indoors and outdoors. Household size varies but typically about 4 people, for showers, hot water for dishwasher and…"
Jan 2
Bruce Ackerman replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"We installed a Noritz natural-gas-fired tankless in 2009 and have definitely realized gas savings -- here are our average therms of gas used per month for the summer months (so as to eliminate the differences due to our heating system upgrade or the…"
Jan 2
Bruce Ackerman replied to Tom DelConte's discussion Are efficient LED bulbs worth the price?
"I've been watching and testing LEDs for several years and can say that, while there is definitely variability both in quality and price, the technology is maturing rapidly. I now use them in 75% of the applications in my house. Yes, in this…"
Dec 13, 2012
Bruce Ackerman replied to Dennis Cheslik's discussion Are Reverse Osmosis water systems actually eco-friendly?
"The waste water could not be recirculated back to the input of the purification system, but it could be used for other purposes. The 2 gallons of waste water contains the ions that were originally in the one gallon of de-ionized water. Is this RODI…"
May 19, 2011
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Jan 18, 2011

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At 9:00pm on January 19, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Bruce,

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

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