John M
  • Brookfield, CT
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share Twitter

John M's Groups

John M's Discussions

Homeowner education videos?
9 Replies

Does anyone know of any good homeowner education videos about building performance or house as a system? Energy Star had Steve Thomas do one a few years ago but it has since been embargoed. It seems…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carol A. Markell Jun 6, 2011.

 

John M's Page

Latest Activity

John M replied to James Sayers's discussion Getting consumers interested in energy efficiency in the group Marketing Energy Efficiency
"A good video would do wonders - particularly if had a trusted and well known spokesperson and came from an organization like BPI or RESNET that needs to improve its consumer awareness and better support its supporters. Beyond that, this is a…"
Jun 9, 2011
John M joined James Sayers's group
Thumbnail

Marketing Energy Efficiency

Sharing ideas, tools and examples of promoting energy efficiency to consumersSee More
Jun 9, 2011
Carol A. Markell replied to John M's discussion Homeowner education videos?
"I tweeted right away, so to late, but please keep me updated with any other videos"
Jun 6, 2011
Neely Crane-Smith replied to John M's discussion Homeowner education videos?
"Thanks, Carol!  The Energy Challenge twitter is @mnenchallenge if you'd like to include it."
Jun 6, 2011
Carol A. Markell replied to John M's discussion Homeowner education videos?
"Neely, congrads on an excellent video. I will tweet @homeenergymag. Cara, please let me know when you've done the one on air sealing. Tomorrow, I will try and go on your youtube channel.   It would be such a great idea if public…"
Jun 6, 2011
tedkidd replied to John M's discussion Homeowner education videos?
"Nice!"
Jun 3, 2011
Neely Crane-Smith replied to John M's discussion Homeowner education videos?
"Good idea!  We hadn't discussed going "mainstream media" with it, but I'll certainly mention that.  Please feel free to share, re-post, etc!"
Jun 2, 2011
John M replied to Joel Greenberg's discussion The Truth About Windows? in the group Weatherization
"Window salespeople have 'see and feel' going for them: See- new windows look much nicer than an airsealed attic and basement Feel - customers will feel less intense convective loops and radiant losses replacing a R-1 single pane…"
Jun 2, 2011
John M joined Tom White's group
Thumbnail

Weatherization

Share your concerns and successes as a weatherization professional, or information for this community.
Jun 2, 2011
John M replied to John M's discussion Homeowner education videos?
"Great video! Thanks for doing it.  Crisp, clear and to the point. Is there a 30 second TV commercial version in your future?"
Jun 2, 2011
Neely Crane-Smith replied to John M's discussion Homeowner education videos?
"We just created a short animated video to educate homeowners about "energy drips" - http://youtu.be/VC3C_8eQgeE - we talk a little about air sealing, phantom load, CFLs, etc.  "
Jun 2, 2011
Michael Dunseith replied to John M's discussion Homeowner education videos?
"  What a great idea! Maybe the DOE or some organization could sponsor it like Home Energy Pros or Efficiency First. It would streamline the audit process if a Homeowner could watch a video before or during the audit.    "
May 27, 2011
Cara Luecht replied to John M's discussion Homeowner education videos?
"I agree there is not much out there.  We are working on one of our own...Air-sealing, What it is and why it's important.  I'll post it here when its…"
May 20, 2011
John M replied to Gary Baggett's discussion Expressed concerns over the scope of work that the vendors are performing with employees in the HES program, work relating to the combustion testing of fossil fuel heating appliances.
"Don't forget BPI guidelines only appiy to the Comprehensive Home Assesement, or CHA, which is part of the Home Performance with Energy Star program, a performance based program which mandates a full energy model with test in / test…"
May 19, 2011
John M posted a discussion

Homeowner education videos?

Does anyone know of any good homeowner education videos about building performance or house as a system? Energy Star had Steve Thomas do one a few years ago but it has since been embargoed. It seems to me without proper consumer education about building science, the biggest mouths with the biggest ad budgets will continue to win, pushing poor investments like radiant barriers, windows, etc. For example, most homeowners have no idea why airsealing is importantt, and think it is just a contractor…See More
May 19, 2011
John M replied to Gary Baggett's discussion Expressed concerns over the scope of work that the vendors are performing with employees in the HES program, work relating to the combustion testing of fossil fuel heating appliances.
"Installing a carbon monoxide detector in the CAZ is the optimal long term health and safety solution - you never know when a squirrel or 'coon will jump into a chinmey! Of course if you want to short term…"
May 19, 2011

Profile Information

Company
Green Star Energy Solutions
Professional Certification
BPI, RESNET
Professional Interests
Building performance
Datacenters
Website URL
http://www.gogreenstar.com

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

At 4:16pm on January 2, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi John,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the
place for you!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. And, add your location on our Member Map!

Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

Hal Skinner added a discussion to the group The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)
Thumbnail

Improved acoustics

Some RCCs claim to improve acoustics .  Here are a few examples of ours.…See More
11 hours ago
Patrick Carter replied to Patrick Carter's discussion Minneapolis Blower Door & Test Equipment for Sale! in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"As of yesterday 09/19/2014, the equipment has been sold..."
yesterday
Hal Skinner replied to Hal Skinner's discussion An example of what an RCC can do with no R- insulation in the walls.
"Mornin Brett. 90 to 85, yes a slight variance there.  Same ASTM test, different scientists,…"
Friday
Bret Curry replied to Hal Skinner's discussion An example of what an RCC can do with no R- insulation in the walls.
"Great information Hal. It appears the thermal emissivity in your test was .85 rather than .90. Are…"
Friday
Juan Roca commented on Dale Stephens's blog post LED Lighting - Garage Door opener interference
"Hi,There is a real problem with remote controls and LED lights. However, there is a solution in the…"
Friday
Profile IconJuan Roca and Elizabeth Coe joined Home Energy Pros
Thursday
Casey Gesell posted videos
Thursday
Gerald Shechter posted videos
Thursday

© 2014   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service