"I've seen a bit about the early EPS and it appeared to me, that it is oversimplified, and will not give much in the way of specific information - just generalizations. Gives a rating of 1 to 10? Vaguely similar to…"
"Let's not go overboard on windows, please. Check all the stats and you will see that even a Low-E replacement may only save $10 a year, and this for a $4-600 investment. We recently followed an auditor into a house after he…"
"I think that is where the skill & care of the home analyst come into play. Those factors you mention are how I sell jobs, the energy efficiency is usually just a convenient side effect. I think the main purpose of a home analysis is to have…"
"While modeling energy savings is great when there is a decent return on the project, and carbon reduction is fine for utility and municipality programs, is there a decent software, built to motivate homeowners, that identifies the instant value of…"
"Greattest is not a modeling tool, but what they are calling an integration tool. We are in Delaware and work in 4 states under perhaps 7 programs, each with a different modeling tool - Beacon, etc. Greattest is a program that allows you to see…"
"You should also check out gREATESST Efficiency Automation Tool. You have many options to customize your data collection and report outputs. It also integrates with energy efficiency modeling softwares like Beacon Home Energy Advisor so that you…"
"Insulation may not be the issue here, but check the kneewalls for plywood or rigid foam board on the backside of the wall and if it is air sealed. (foam and/or tape at the seams.
From past experience & without seeing…"
"Hancock's HEAT models the home on site and delivers energy savings and reports that can be printed at the homeowners house. HEAT's app works on the ipad. An energy auditor from DC that uses it is speaking at a webinar Best…"
"Yes, I can present a polished report to the homeowner on my first site visit. It takes some additional time to prepare. Depending on the size and complexity of the home's geometry and systems, a pretty thorough home analysis can take 2-4 hours,…"
"My company uses Recurve for our existing home analyses, and we've had excellent experiences. Optimiser also appears a high quality product, which similar quality of data outputs, though I've not used it in a home. It's not as pretty…"
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