James White
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What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?
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I assume it is because Windows no longer supports the old version of Internet Explorer that we use here at work, and to possibly work on mobile devices, but the appearance of the Home Energy Pros…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Walter Ahlgrim Aug 28.

Smartphone Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera
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Wondering what others think of Flir's infrared thermal imaging camera that fits on the back of an iPhone, and supposedly later this year, on Android phones.  I believe the price is around $350.…Continue

Tags: smartphone, android, iphone, camera, infrared

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Feb 13.

Russian Wood Stoves (Masonry Stoves)
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While reading an article in the Alaska Magazine yesterday, I came upon a reference to Russian wood stoves (Pechka) that were commonly used to heat the typical Russian cabin.  The stoves were…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeena Smith May 9, 2013.

The Coming Energy Implosion
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I got this idea from my good friend Mike Nelson, the Obi-Wan Kenobi of solar in Washington state, who predicts that new technologies and behavior changes are coming together in ways that are going to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James White Jan 20, 2012.

 

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Walter Ahlgrim replied to James White's discussion What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?
"Try downloading Google Chrome web browser https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/ I had similar problems with different sights. Sure if I pestered the web masters they would make the sight compatible. I tried Chrome as a work around, it quickly…"
Aug 28
Kari Sauder replied to James White's discussion What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?
"I stopped using Firefox -- too many glitches"
Aug 27
Diane Chojnowski replied to James White's discussion What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?
"James, Home Energy Pros runs on the Ning platform. Is it possible for your corporate firewall to make an exception for Ning?"
Aug 25
James White replied to James White's discussion What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?
"Although I updated to Internet Explorer 11, it looks like I am stuck with an ugly layout of Home Energy Pros. According to our network administrators, the Home Energy Pros website is being significantly blocked by our corporate firewall because of…"
Aug 25
William Reid replied to James White's discussion What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?
"It appears that a Plugin called HTTPS Everywhere was stopping some of the content in my case."
Aug 19
Diane Chojnowski replied to James White's discussion What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?
"Awesome!"
Aug 19
James White replied to James White's discussion What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?
"We currently use Internet Explorer version 8.0. It will be updated later today to version 11. That should fix the problem."
Aug 19
Diane Chojnowski replied to James White's discussion What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?
"I'm looking at Home Energy Pros now on Firefox 31.0 and it looks fine. Try refreshing."
Aug 19
Diane Chojnowski replied to James White's discussion What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?
"Hi Jim, I wonder if you should switch browsers. Home Energy Pros looks good on Chrome, Firefox and Safari."
Aug 19
William Reid replied to James White's discussion What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?
"Firefox 31.00 no longer shows backgrounds or images."
Aug 18
Sean Lintow Sr replied to James White's discussion What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?
"Looks fine on IE 11 - time to upgrade your computers?"
Aug 18
James White posted a discussion

What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?

I assume it is because Windows no longer supports the old version of Internet Explorer that we use here at work, and to possibly work on mobile devices, but the appearance of the Home Energy Pros website on my computer is awful. The Home Energy Pro site looks "okay" on my phone, but I miss the open and friendly look of the original HEP website.Is anyone else having the same issues?Jim WhiteSee More
Aug 18
James White commented on Craig Foley's video
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The Green Home Movement: Craig Foley at TEDxSomerville

"Very well done presentation Craig.  Definitely worth watching.  I like your statement that we each have both an opportunity and an obligation to reduce our energy consumption.  It would be interesting to hear from a…"
Jun 5
James White replied to Jennifer Weiss's discussion Looking for Residential Energy Usage Data Tracking Alternatives
"Hello Jennifer, You may be looking for a more automated approach, but here is what I use for identifying energy effieincy improvements that have been made to homes.  I work for in the energy efficiency department of our electric utility and we…"
Mar 13
James White replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade
"I would not paint all "high efficiency furnaces" as fraudulent based on this one instance.  It would be interesting to see before and after billing histories of other homes that have installed high efficiency furnaces."
Mar 11
James White replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade
"One more graph for you to look at.  I revised the actual read dates as you suggested and added the dates for the past six months of reads to show how they compare with previous years' data.    In this case, the new furnace…"
Mar 10

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Chelan County Public Utility District
Professional Certification
Doctorate in Engineering, Energy Management, P.E. Mechanical Engineer
Professional Interests
I run the commercial and industrial energy efficiency program for our electric utility, but assist with residential conservation program as well. I am interested in all aspects of commercial, residential and industrial energy efficiency. Currently experimenting with Matlab and Simulink to model building energy consumption in ways that existing computer models cannot come close to replicating. Have also developed simplified methods for analyzing residential and commercial energy use and conservation potentials using monthly gas and electric bills, combined with average monthly temperatures and square footage. Former Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)board member. Also interested in all things solar. I organized and started the world's only solar drag race. Working with local high school students, we will attempt to set the world speed record for a solar-only powered vehicle during the summer of 2011 at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
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http://www.SolarDragRace.com
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