"We put an extensive Powerhouse Dynamics system in a deep energy retrofit house in Las Vegas
It does a good job of presenting discrete energy usage at the circuit breaker level. And that's the rub as well, because often circuits combine several…"
We are working with A.O. Smith, GE and Stiebel Eltron on a Building America task to drive the uptake of HPWH technology, so I'm in no position to pick a favorite brand.
You might be interested in Alex Wilson's take on the…"
Not sure if you are being sarcastic, but a serious answer would be that GE is selling their completely "made in USA" heat pump water heater with a 10 year warranty on both parts and labor....And the DOE/Building America…"
"Foam and dust, etc. are definitely issues to be resolved.
Google Glass comes to mind -- perhaps a tad prematurely, but these "computers as glasses" have -- or will have -- the ability to record what we are seeing and index…"
"Our company does a lot of work with Articulate as a distance training software platform. We are waiting, not so patiently, for them to release an iOS friendly (e.g. not FLASH) version. Overnight that would let training content be freely available in…"
"Lester, you must be reading my dumpster trash, which is close to, but not to be confused with, my mind.
Using cloud-based technologies to do what you are describing..essentially creating a self inspection system, is IMHOP the only way we are…"
"Nice round up of remote information gathering tools, Lester.
I'm not sure if it's available on a house by house basis just yet, but Essess (www.essess.com) is currently doing IR photography -- think Street View with IR cameras -- of…"
I want to commend you on a very nicely produced series. I especially like the way you explain concepts using the 3D (SketchUP?) images side-by side, and the innovative, "off the cuff" voice-over explainations that make…"
"You had me, Ed, right up until you tried to solve the problem by building a geodesic dome over the FLW structure. I've never seen a dome that didn't leak....of course the leak was usually near a section of wall that was un-furnishable, so…"