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PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard
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From Home Energy's July/August issue, written by Mike Knezovich, Director of Communications for PHIUS:In March, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) implemented a new climate-sensitive passive building…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by terry nordbye on Thursday.

Tax Time Blues
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There is a tax credit available to homeowners who have walls insulated. The credits were continued last year in a budget deal to cover tax year 2014 and the amount is 10% of the cost of materials up…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Mar 6.

When your shower is in your kitchen...
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Interesting question by Leanne Maxwell, former colleague at Home Energy:"Aside from all of the obvious logistical issues of having a shower in your kitchen, what kind of IAQ nightmare does it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stan Kuhn Mar 5.

Should Homeowners with PV Get Paid Retail or Wholesale Prices for their Excess Electricity?
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I've been doing some research, trying to get my arms around the problem of the longterm sustainability of renewable energy in the Unites States. Here's one big challenge as I see it.Many customers…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Nov 23, 2013.

 

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GoGreen Portland 2014: The Myth of Apathy - Renee Lertzman, Ph.D

"Nice insights.  Engagement defined as a "genuine interest in collaboration, in partnership, in participatory practices, in seeing your 'people', whoever you're trying to connect with, as collaborators, co-creators, which…"
20 hours ago
terry nordbye replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard
"Both standards are good. Both standards win. PHI knows how to build a PH in the USA. The very nature of PH is about splitting hairs, but lets not split heads...........terry"
Thursday
Greg Labbe replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard
""It’s important to note that the PHIUS+ 2015 metric is an optimization of the European metric, not a relaxation. In fact, in some climate zones, PHIUS+ 2015 sets the bar higher, because until now, cost-effective energy savings were being…"
Thursday
terry nordbye replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard
"To put it in simple terms, PHIUS is conducting a turf war, power grab. PHIUS does not wish to share the wealth but to control it. Too bad, in the end, we all wish to build better buildings...........terry"
Jul 25
Bronwyn J. Barry replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard
"There is much confusion surrounding the Passive House standard, and unfortunately much of it has been generated by PHIUS.  No actual performance data has been shared by them to show that the international standard is not working here in the…"
Jul 25
Michael Knezovich replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard
"Hi Sean, Thanks for weighing in. Passive house has always referred to a generic set of principles (super insulation, airtight envelope, erv, etc.) and a specific performance metric. The point was that passive house principles make sense universally…"
Jul 23
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard
""But passive house is passive house—the concept and principles remain the same" umm sorry - no Passiv Haus is Passive House - The older US version qualified but now it is PHIUS & yes it is a relaxation if you actually crunch…"
Jul 22
Jim Gunshinan posted a discussion

PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard

From Home Energy's July/August issue, written by Mike Knezovich, Director of Communications for PHIUS:In March, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) implemented a new climate-sensitive passive building performance standard. PHIUS+ 2015 gives designers and builders a simplified, cost-effective path to resilient, comfortable, net zero energy buildings.The new metric generated healthy discussion in the existing PH community and has brought welcome excitement and fresh interest from newcomers. But…See More
Jul 22
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GoGreen Portland 2014: The Myth of Apathy - Renee Lertzman, Ph.D

http://portland.gogreenconference.net Renee Lertzman, PhD is the Director of Insight for Brand Cool, a marketing agency supporting a sustainable world. An internationally recognized researcher, speaker, author, instructor and thought leader in…
Jul 6
Jim Gunshinan posted a video

GoGreen Portland 2014: The Myth of Apathy - Renee Lertzman, Ph.D

http://portland.gogreenconference.net Renee Lertzman, PhD is the Director of Insight for Brand Cool, a marketing agency supporting a sustainable world. An internationally recognized researcher, speaker, author, instructor and thought leader in…
Jul 6
Jim Gunshinan commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post Unexpected Blessing
"Thanks Tom and Debra. Yes, I have much too much to learn to retire now!"
Jun 5
Tom Conlon commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post Unexpected Blessing
"Congrats Jim! And no, you can't retire yet. We need you, way too much left to learn and teach and do!"
Jun 5
Jim Gunshinan's blog post was featured

Unexpected Blessing

When I received an email from Larry Zarker of BPI, informing me that I had been inducted into the BPI Building Performance Hall of Fame, I thought it must be a big mistake. Then I looked at the list of previous inductees and was sure it was a mistake! I haven’t even done a blower door test all by myself. I don’t do home…See More
Jun 1
Debra Little commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post Sudden, Surprising Blessing
"A blessing that's also an awesome surprise is even more fun! Congrats Jim!  Your positive difference is essential to our HP community."
May 28
Jim Gunshinan posted a blog post

Unexpected Blessing

When I received an email from Larry Zarker of BPI, informing me that I had been inducted into the BPI Building Performance Hall of Fame, I thought it must be a big mistake. Then I looked at the list of previous inductees and was sure it was a mistake! I haven’t even done a blower door test all by myself. I don’t do home…See More
May 27
Jim Gunshinan's 2 discussions were featured
Mar 9

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Storytelling Our Way to a Better Life



The poet Muriel Rukeyser once said something like this: The Universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of stories. I think that conferences are made of stories too, like the one I’m at this week, the National Energy and Utility…

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Posted on June 23, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Unexpected Blessing

When I received an email from Larry Zarker of BPI, informing me that I had been inducted into the BPI Building Performance Hall of Fame, I thought it must be a big mistake. Then I looked at the list of previous inductees and was sure it was a mistake! I haven’t even done a blower door test all by…

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Posted on May 27, 2015 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Highlights from the NASCSP Annual Training Conference, 2014

The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) met in Raleigh, North Carolina, for its annual training conference. Here are some personal highlights:

  • Raleigh, North Carolina, is a beautiful town but hard to take in from the 6th floor of my hotel room. All I saw…
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Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:03pm

My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In

Here are the final numbers for my Energy Upgrade California home retrofit.

Table 1. Air…

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Posted on July 10, 2014 at 11:30am — 26 Comments

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At 1:38pm on August 6, 2014, Better Buildings Support said…

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At 9:03am on June 14, 2013, Dan Antonioli said…

Jim. Yes, I still want to friend you and learn more about your work.

Dan

At 7:35pm on April 4, 2011, David Eggleton said…
Jim, where/how do you discuss "the interface between science and religion/spirituality?"  I'd like to drop in.
 
 
 

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