Bruce Helft
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The Energy Upgrade Project Manager as the Rater

In California the prevalent and rebate or incentive sanctioned model to perform a whole house performance upgrade usually requires places holder of the General B Contractor's license as the program…Continue

Tags: building, analyst, home, performance, upgrades

Started Jan 28, 2013

 

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Bruce Helft replied to Isaac Savage's discussion Multifamily Energy Modeling Tool Suggestions? in the group Multifamily Buildings
"IIt appears that BayREN (San Francisco Bay area Regional Energy Network) is working with the developers at EnergySoft (Novato, CA - Energy Pro)  to  create a MF energy auditing component for use in their energy upgrade California program.…"
Apr 4, 2013
Bruce Helft joined Norm Bourassa's group
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Multifamily Buildings

For too long there has been relatively little EE focus on multifamily, but some new programs have recently started. This group gives us a venue to share our experiences on cost effective audit & retrofit strategies and analysis tool needs.See More
Apr 4, 2013
Bruce Helft replied to Kari Sauder's discussion preventing frozen pipes in the group Hall of Shame
"Last month a copper pipe located above the thermal boundary in my home froze and split, while we were away for three weeks. A portion of the pipe insulation had fallen off exposing a section. We returned to find six inches of water flooding the…"
Feb 20, 2013
Bruce Helft joined Diane Chojnowski's group
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Hall of Shame

In this group, members share an array of images from the field, showing the kinds of issues encountered by home performance professionals in real homes. Each tells a story of how hidden (but fixable) problems in homes can cause high energy bills.
Feb 20, 2013
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The Energy Upgrade Project Manager as the Rater

In California the prevalent and rebate or incentive sanctioned model to perform a whole house performance upgrade usually requires places holder of the General B Contractor's license as the program manager. The GC or HPC works with the building owner and rebate agency to review or present the building assessment results and makes recommendations on the scope of work. The GC/HPC then performs or subs out the agreed upon work, including the final test-out and consequent HERS Ratings, if necessary…See More
Jan 28, 2013
Bruce Helft joined Michael Stuart's group
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INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS

This group is dedicated to knowledge sharing and discussion of infrared thermography for building sciences and energy applications.See More
Apr 15, 2011
Bruce Helft joined Sean Lintow Sr's group
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Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
Apr 15, 2011
Bruce Helft joined James Sayers's group
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Marketing Energy Efficiency

Sharing ideas, tools and examples of promoting energy efficiency to consumersSee More
Apr 15, 2011
Bruce Helft joined Allison A. Bailes III's group
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HVAC

HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
Apr 15, 2011
Bruce Helft joined Leslie McDowell, BPI's group
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Building Performance Institute (BPI)

BPI is the nation's premier standards development, quality assurance and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work.See More
Apr 15, 2011
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Mar 26, 2011
Bruce Helft is attending Cmot Cho's event

BPI Manufactured Housing Professional in CA - Sacramento at Hilton Garden Inn

March 28, 2011 at 8am to March 30, 2011 at 5pm
More than 18 million Americans live in mobile homes - the housing type accounts for 20% of new home sales nationwide. Many are in very poor states of repair, and have a lot of potential for improvements to safety, comfort, and efficiency. This course will teach the essentials needed to conduct an energy audit of a manufactured home, and also covers practical retrofit techniques. The first two days of the course are spent in a classroom, while the third takes place in an actual mobile home,…See More
Mar 26, 2011
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Mar 26, 2011
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Mar 26, 2011
Bruce Helft is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Mar 26, 2011

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eNrG!365
Professional Certification
BPI, HERS I & II, CEPE, MBA, EdM
Professional Interests
residential, multifamily, school, and commercial energy efficiency audits
Website URL
http://www.enrgi365.com/wordpress
Blog URL
http://www.enrgi365.com/wordpress
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At 6:47am on March 27, 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 and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!


Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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