Jamie Kaye
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Water Filtration System Saving You 20+% On Your Energy Costs?
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Does anyone out there in the building performance community have any input on the energy savings that are gained by pure filtered water being used in households? I recently had someone come to my…Continue

Tags: South Carolina, Hilton Head Island, energy savings, water filtration, AquaMaid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Gallo Feb 24, 2011.

Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?
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While fully wanting to have the most thermal barrier I can have, should I believe Rem/Rate when it tells me that R-value does so little? By changing the R-value # only for the ceiling (roof) in…Continue

Tags: Building Envelope, Blower door, R-value, spray foam insulation, fiberglass insulation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryce Cramer Mar 2, 2011.

 

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Jamie Kaye replied to David Allen's discussion Like new! Minneapolis Blower Door system, Duct Blaster and Flir i-7 Infrared Camera for sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"David, Do you still have the equipment? Thanks, Jamie Kaye"
Sep 7, 2013
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Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment you have to sell, trade or wish to purchase.Please post the equipment age, serial numbers, condition, warranties and asking price.See More
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Aug 30, 2011
tedkidd replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Where does the circle of participation begin? Realtors, Appraisers, Builders??? in the group Resale Value
"In my experience behavior does not impact cost that significantly. Education plays a part, but its not a huge part of the opportunity. Nor does "take back" effect use much. Maybe 5% combined. Of course there will always be the egregious…"
Jul 21, 2011
Lorna G. Fear replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Where does the circle of participation begin? Realtors, Appraisers, Builders??? in the group Resale Value
"Folks;   My background includes training and experience in the home peformance field, plus managing real estate, custom-home builder, and escrow offices.   We haven't found a good way to estimate the costs of operating homes, because…"
Jul 21, 2011
Sean Penrith replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Where does the circle of participation begin? Realtors, Appraisers, Builders??? in the group Resale Value
"This is the premise of the Save Act. The proposal "seeks to correct "blind spots" in current mortgage underwriting and home appraisal practices. Championed by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), the SAVE Act would require…"
Jul 21, 2011
tedkidd replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Where does the circle of participation begin? Realtors, Appraisers, Builders??? in the group Resale Value
"Jamie,   I think you back into this from total monthly housing budget and monthly cost of ownership.  It's not a value add discussion so much as value lost or missed opportunity.     I think what Rick is saying is we need…"
Jul 21, 2011
Rick Row replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Where does the circle of participation begin? Realtors, Appraisers, Builders??? in the group Resale Value
"In a rational world in which people have full information, we could rely on the simple financial formulae for calculating the value of a perpetuity of future energy savings. If we expected $1 per year and were content with a 5% rate of interest, the…"
Jul 17, 2011
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Fluke Thermal Imaging left a comment for Jamie Kaye
"Nice profile picture! ;) Has it been treating you well?"
Mar 7, 2011
Bryce Cramer replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?
"They flat missed this area (was done after s-rock was installed), as well as a similar area in another bedroom. They also had a lot of "seam" issues."
Mar 2, 2011
Tom Mallard replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?
"I have a product design that fits between studs that's two heat-transfer units tied with a thermal fluid, thanks for posting, I was wondering about floor-ceiling temp differentials.   The diagram shows about 13F, haven't checked…"
Mar 2, 2011
allen p tanner replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?
"This doesn't look right for a 'new' home. Where was the site superintendant while the sub was working, did the sheet rockers just rock over missing insulation? This does not appear to be shrinking. The foam installers should have used…"
Mar 2, 2011
Bryce Cramer replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?
"I'm a firm believer quality of installation is key to the effectiveness of any insulation. To say that one is better than another is not being fair to those that do a quality job of installing and giving credit to those that do poor…"
Mar 2, 2011
Tom Mallard replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?
"The essential thing to remember is heat-transfer is directional, adding more insulation won't do much once it gets to a certain point because nothing in the system is storing the heat-cold, it's a one-way street.   Some adobe homes…"
Mar 1, 2011
Robert H replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?
"Spray foam would not cause condensation - actually sorption on the bottom of the floor above a crawl space. For starters the crawl space should be vented if the floor is sealed.  The bottom of the floor will be above the dew point as it would…"
Mar 1, 2011

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BPI - BA & EP, Resnet HERS Rater, Level 1 Thermographer, Licensed Builder
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Energy Performance Does Add Value! Just look at the HERS Rating!

Trying to demonstrate to the unknowing that enhanced home energy performance translates into enhanced resale value is not an easy task. But actually it is right there in the HERS Rating!?



Even though most of us 'energy pros' understand that the increased comfort, health, durability, and lower energy bills means that the property should be more desirable and more valuable, it is hard to get this going due to the true way that properties are valued.



We…
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Posted on December 11, 2010 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Are Energy Assessments a Commodity?

On the news today was the data showing the new Nissan Leaf will get 99 mpg. That is amazing! Is this a step in the right direction? Well maybe a little, but I think it is more a step laterally and not one that moves us closer toward energy independence. The way I am looking at this is that it gets the masses thinking about using less and getting more, which is the fundamental meaning of efficiency, but it is not without costs. If we don’t have a…
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Posted on November 27, 2010 at 5:31am — 2 Comments

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