Jonathan Beers
  • Madison, WI
  • United States
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Jonathan Beers replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion Should Homeowners with PV Get Paid Retail or Wholesale Prices for their Excess Electricity?
"I recommend this primer from the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA): http://www.solarelectricpower.org/examine-issues/policy/net-energy-metering.aspx Here's a quote from the primer on increasing customer-sited generation: "This…"
Oct 25, 2013
Jonathan Beers replied to Doug Horgan's discussion Geothermal real-world performance
"This page has a link to a Manitoba Hydro study, as well as the Steven Winter study: http://www.mge.com/home/appliances/heatpumps/ The Feb. 2013 issue of Energy Design Update has an interview w/ Steve Kavanaugh, ASHRAE fellow and heat pump guru.…"
Mar 11, 2013
Jonathan Beers commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Home Non-Energy - Preparing Homes for Future Blackouts
"Other options to consider: An inverter hooked up to your car's battery  http://bit.ly/URRX63    With a carefully chosen inverter, you can run several items, including a furnace w/ an ECM motor (if the wire to the…"
Jan 7, 2013
Jonathan Beers commented on Lester Shen's blog post Combi System Animations
"In the final animation, what's "CPM" stand for? Possible typo for CFM? Back when the Lennox Complete Heat and the early Polaris systems were on the market, a few contractors I talked to reported bad experiences. I heard…"
Dec 10, 2012
Jonathan Beers joined David Eggleton's group
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1000 Home Challenge

Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.See More
Feb 1, 2012
Jonathan Beers replied to Ed Ballard's discussion Securing soffit baffles in existing homes
"I'd suggest buying sturdier plastic ones. Martin Holladay gave a comprehensive list of mfrs.…"
Sep 22, 2011
Jonathan Beers replied to Steve Burke's discussion Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)
"Keith Williams told me he has successfully removed UFFI by taking off the baseboard and vacuuming it out (from indoors). Then he blew cellulose in. Keith's…"
May 5, 2011
Jonathan Beers replied to Evan Mills's discussion Anyone got data on HVAC standby electricity use?
"Can't tell you anything about boilers, but I could look up measured data for my own ECM furnace if that helps. If memory serves it was on the order of 10 watts total. I believe Scott Pigg of the Energy Center of Wisconsin has data for furnaces,…"
Dec 9, 2010
Evan Mills and Jonathan Beers are now friends
Nov 22, 2010
John Snell left a comment for Jonathan Beers
"This type of work is nearly useless in terms of gathering data about energy use. It may, however, be used to "enroll" people in trying to do something. VERY discouraging that this sort of thing is still happening."
Nov 22, 2010
Jonathan Beers left a comment for John Snell
"Hi John: Thought you might be interested in this news story. I know aerial thermography has been used many places, including London, but do you have an opinion on projects like this? Jon Beers (ECW webinar attendee) >>> Seeing heat:…"
Nov 22, 2010
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Jonathan Beers and Lester Shen are now friends
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Madison Gas & Electric
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Residential energy efficiency and demand response.
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At 4:32pm on November 22, 2010, John Snell said…
This type of work is nearly useless in terms of gathering data about energy use. It may, however, be used to "enroll" people in trying to do something. VERY discouraging that this sort of thing is still happening.
 
 
 

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