Jim Gunshinan
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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.

How Do We Make Energy Efficiency Sexy, or at Least Interesting?
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I was reading my local newspaper…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Aug 29, 2013.

HVAC and Home Performance, a Continuing Dialogue

ACCA Standards "Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement" Out for Public Review.The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) announces an…Continue

Started Aug 12, 2013

Do you use a checklist in your work?
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Checklists—The Professional's Best FriendContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Romero Aug 14, 2013.

 

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"Welcome to the Better Buildings Residential Network group. We encourage you to share ideas, exchange materials, and connect with others about topics in energy efficiency. You can also register for a Peer Exchange Call or view call…"
Aug 6
Nate Adams commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"Jim, Glad to help! OK, a touch of soap box. So long as we don't tell people EE is free and 'payback' is not the primary reason people do it, that's great. We REALLY need cheap financing to make EE work. I'm thrilled Matt is…"
Jul 25
Jim Gunshinan commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"Thanks Nate for more good stuff to chew on—and nutritional! We may be running out to Home Depot in September, when it can get really hot in the Bay Area, for a couple of window units. I don't think modeling is useless either. I think in…"
Jul 23
Tom Conlon commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"Jim,I just got around to re-reading your four-part series and I think this is a really interesting case study, especially for other dry-climate Californians who start out with bills in the same modest range as yours. I especially enjoyed your…"
Jul 23
Nate Adams commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"$50 in health ain't much... not with my crappy high deductible plan. It buys half of a cold treatment. I'd want a lot more savings than that to give up humidity and IAQ control. In fact, I'm looking to move because I can't…"
Jul 23
tedkidd commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"Yep, this thread has some good discussion. Back to dehumidification.  This may be counter-intuitive, but dehumidification CAN be a problem in dry climate.   For dry climate it's a problem not because you need it, it's a problem…"
Jul 23
Jim Gunshinan commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"Thanks for the clarification Nate. If I had the ability to precisely measure what $50 of health might be than I could make the decision. Mostly what we depend on is educated guesses. (As opposed to wild-ass-guesses, or wags!) I think there may be…"
Jul 23
Nate Adams commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"Jim, Just a clarification, it's not DEhumidification I'm worried about in your climate, it's humidification - adding moisture. It's a problem here in Cleveland in the winter, and likely year round for you. Your skin and throat…"
Jul 23
Jim Gunshinan commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"Hi Nate, I'm glad this post has generated so much good discussion, since that is its main goal. Dehumidification is not a problem in our climate. We have good ventilation and made sure there are no cold spots in the house where condensation…"
Jul 23
Nate Adams commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"Jim, one thing that jumped out to me is how the duct sealing was largely paid for by rebates, yet you would like to abandon the duct system. That sounds like a poor rebate structure if you did it only to get a rebate, not for a better…"
Jul 23
Jim Gunshinan commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"To all, one thing I don't lack is advice from the experts! Thanks for the input, challenges, food for thought."
Jul 22
tedkidd commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"Jim, I'm glad you are open, that's great!  We all learn best when we are open! The answer to what is best for you will be highly dependent on your specific situation, but the answer is probably best answered by a Building Science pro…"
Jul 22
David Eakin commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"Jim, Well, as the editor of Home Energy you should already know that the order of remediation is top, bottom, middle; that air infiltration is more of a contributor to comfort issues than thermal loss; that heat radiates 360 degrees from hot to…"
Jul 22
Jim Gunshinan commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"Hi David, to answer one question, the crawlspace was covered with thick poly and the seams were taped but the space was not air-sealed and is vented to the outside. I don't worry about the air coming from the crawlspace since it is never very…"
Jul 21
David Eakin commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"Jim, Maybe a little more detail on the project is in order. You say that your crawlspace is now covered. Is this an enclosed/insulated crawlspace with a thick poly covering over the ground (taped seams and epoxy/mechanical wall fastening)? If so,…"
Jul 21
Jim Gunshinan commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In
"Ed, no problem, I caught your meaning. Ted, I made a judgement that a mini split would be the best system based on what I know about them so far, from reading about them, visiting homes with the systems, and talking with some HVAC folks I know. I am…"
Jul 21

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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

Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal Part 3

Here is the latest from the 10 Maple Lane Retrofit Project.

Met with Bill Stewart on Monday and signed an agreement for:

  • Wall insulation
  • Vapor barrier on crawlspace floor
  • Duct repair and some air sealing

I also asked them to move the filter to the return grill so…

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Posted on May 21, 2014 at 2:54pm — 7 Comments

ACI National Home Performance Conference 2014 Highlights

As usual, the ACI National Home Performance Conference contained too many highlights to mention in one blog post. So I will share just a few.

Got up early on Tuesday and went with Tom White, Home Energy Publisher, to a rehab house in a neighborhood of…

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Posted on May 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

A Bit More on Energy Out West 2014

I'll be flying out to Detroit for the ACI National Home Performance Conference next Monday, but before get to Detroit and that great conference, I thought I'd share one more special moment from Energy Out West.

On Thursday afternoon last week, just after lunch, John Tooley, Anthony Cox,…

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Posted on April 24, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 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.

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Jim, where/how do you discuss "the interface between science and religion/spirituality?"  I'd like to drop in.
 
 
 

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