For too long there has been relatively little EE focus on multifamily, but some new programs have recently started. This group gives us a venue to share our experiences on cost effective audit & retrofit strategies and analysis tool needs.See More
"Hi Linda - You're asking some very good questions. I don't have very good answers, but here's my $0.02 anyway ;-]
I prefer "On the Path!" (which implies movement and continual progress toward a known, common, and worthy…"
"Kudos Bruce & family for achieving such exemplary energy use. Are your SMUD colleagues sufficiently impressed?! I'm interested in your heat pump water heater, as water heating (with a natural draft gas storage WH in the center of the house)…"
"To clarify, it is 62.2's requirements for ventilation of existing homes that is too complicated, particularly determining the airtightness (cfm50 or ACH50) below which continuous whole-house (vs intermittent local) ventilation is required. As…"
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
HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
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A presentation by Greg Labbé in April 2014 on retrofitting vintage home for energy efficiency. He talked about basic building science, brick houses, movement of heat energy and moisture in and out of the house, air barrier and water barrier, house…