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Time for a shift in thinking
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Thank you to my friend Mina Agarabi for bringing this article to my attention:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Kopf Nov 8, 2013.

What is wrong with the Residential Energy Efficiency industry (and how to fix it)

Howdy Home Energy Pros,Over the course of the last 5 years, I have seen a lot happen within the Residential Energy Efficiency industry.While I don't claim to know everything, I have some thoughts on…Continue

Started Sep 24, 2013

Misting Aeroseal in Pressurized Home = Amazing Air Sealing Innovation

As a training program manager for a non-profit, I am often too busy managing my program to catch all of the latest and coolest innovations in our field.  Therefore, I will apologize in advance if I…Continue

Tags: innovation, aeroseal, sealing, air

Started May 24, 2013

Ahhh...home inspection! The things we find!
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A colleague sent this along and I thought I would share.  Buckle up, folks.  This is what we're up against!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Meiland Feb 7, 2013.

 

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John Proctor replied to George Kopf's discussion Heat loss from ducts
"George: As Iain noted the ASHRAE 152 calculation is pretty good and has stood the test of time. There have been field tests that showed how well it did against monitored data. (I can send you some) More recently we have found…"
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Blake Shurtz replied to George Kopf's discussion Heat loss from ducts
"Hi Iain, I am very interested in finding a better way to calculate duct losses in gains in the field- could your spreadsheet help me? Thanks, Blake"
Apr 13
George Kopf replied to George Kopf's discussion Time for a shift in thinking
"Agreed.  All of this comes down to finding what motivates each client:  money, environment, health, reducing dependence on foreign energy sources, etc.  Some of the biggest energy wasters aren't motivated by money, some are.…"
Nov 8, 2013
Bob Blanchette replied to George Kopf's discussion Time for a shift in thinking
"Target customers with high utility bills. Sometimes big money wasters aren't that expensive to fix and will give a quick payback time. Trying to sell $5,000 worth of services to somebody with a $100/mo utility bill ain't gonna happen.…"
Nov 8, 2013
George Kopf replied to George Kopf's discussion Time for a shift in thinking
"Kent, I would like to thank you for sharing your observations.  I completely agree.  All of this means we are taking a less than optimal approach.  I will keep you abreast of future postings. If you are interested, I am in the process…"
Nov 5, 2013
Kent Mitchell replied to George Kopf's discussion Time for a shift in thinking
"Hey George!  Health, more money, better sex, legacy for kids and grandkids, self image.... That's the end results of what we are selling! You are right about selling the sizzle not the steak.  Most Building…"
Nov 1, 2013
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Time for a shift in thinking

Thank you to my friend Mina Agarabi for bringing this article to my attention:http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20131010122659-17000124-how-to-fix-the-american-skills-gap?trk=tod-home-art-list-large_0Put short:  there's a skills gap in America.  Thanks to ARRA, though, the Building Performance industry knows how to prepare people for these…See More
Oct 31, 2013
George Kopf replied to George Kopf's discussion Time for a shift in thinking
"Dennis, thanks for the interest!  For now I have a blog going:  http://www.tumblr.com/blog/george-the-energy-efficiency-guy.  I will let you know when I post new stuff.  Thanks!"
Oct 31, 2013
David Eggleton replied to George Kopf's discussion Time for a shift in thinking
"I would like to read more of your thoughts, especially (not only) those regarding individualized education to homeowners."
Oct 30, 2013
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Time for a shift in thinking

Thank you to my friend Mina Agarabi for bringing this article to my attention:http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20131010122659-17000124-how-to-fix-the-american-skills-gap?trk=tod-home-art-list-large_0Put short:  there's a skills gap in America.  Thanks to ARRA, though, the Building Performance industry knows how to prepare people for these…See More
Oct 29, 2013
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What is wrong with the Residential Energy Efficiency industry (and how to fix it)

Howdy Home Energy Pros,Over the course of the last 5 years, I have seen a lot happen within the Residential Energy Efficiency industry.While I don't claim to know everything, I have some thoughts on what's wrong and how to fix them.  Follow my blog here:http://george-the-energy-efficiency-guy.tumblr.comPlease share your thoughts.Thank you.George KopfSee More
Sep 24, 2013
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Misting Aeroseal in Pressurized Home = Amazing Air Sealing Innovation

As a training program manager for a non-profit, I am often too busy managing my program to catch all of the latest and coolest innovations in our field.  Therefore, I will apologize in advance if I am late-to-the-party for sharing but it is such a potential game-changer, I felt compelled to share:http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/04/coming-soon-instantly-airtight-houses/Brilliant solution to some tricky…See More
May 24, 2013
George Kopf posted a discussion

Misting Aeroseal in Pressurized Home = Amazing Air Sealing Innovation

As a training program manager for a non-profit, I am often too busy managing my program to catch all of the latest and coolest innovations in our field.  Therefore, I will apologize in advance if I am late-to-the-party for sharing but it is such a potential game-changer, I felt compelled to share:http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/04/coming-soon-instantly-airtight-houses/Brilliant solution to some tricky…See More
May 24, 2013
Jim Peck replied to George Kopf's discussion ASHRAE 62.2.2010 and the $20 app
""It takes a whole village to raise a child""
May 10, 2013
Rick Karg replied to George Kopf's discussion ASHRAE 62.2.2010 and the $20 app
"Somebody informed me of this very interesting 62.2 forum at the ACI conference in Denver. Thank you to those who have supported me -- like Ethan. Joseph Larry, I accept your apology.  I think I am the third ASHRAE 62.2 committee member to take…"
May 6, 2013
Isaac Savage replied to George Kopf's discussion ASHRAE 62.2.2010 and the $20 app
"Thom, I believe the "notes" in table 5.1 is trying to say that an intermittent kitchen fan is required if your continuous kitchen ventilation is less than 5ACH. Not positive about that. But, that's my guess. IS "
Mar 30, 2013

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