"Those Energy Star homes sound fantastic Steven, and certainly all new homes should be built for efficiency. I think your comment about showing "the utility billing difference” is right on the money. If we can help people understand how…"
"We built a "Green" community of factory built energy star, solar powered houses in Ojai, CA. We participated in 3 years of "Green Home Tour" program by the City. We found downsizing Baby Boomers over 62+ years old sold their Mc…"
"I think everyone should have an energy audit. Newer homes may be built to be energy efficient, but older homes, like I own, are shockingly inefficient. The difference in the feel of my house, since we did all of the recommended energy…"
"Thanks for the great feedback David! I have played around with the Home Energy Yardstick a bit, but not for a few years –- the yardstick is definitely more similar to what I’m doing now than it was when I looked at it in the past. It…"
I like the user interface that you have created. If the user is entering bills manually like I was it's nice to be able to enter the annual usage as a lump sum rather than be asked to enter it month by month, which is not needed for this…"
Thanks for sharing that BPI tool -- I hadn't seen it before. The "quiz" is complimentary to the benchmarking of energy consumption that I'm doing, and I'll add a link to it from my site.
"Hey Bri -- I guess being cheap pays off! Thanks for the feedback. Obtaining utility data via Green Button is definitely in the development queue, with the idea that users could create a portfolio of homes to track automatically. This could allow…"
"Hey Keith..! Bri here...! Good idea posting this up on some industry forums.. Got a 79...! This place is no shining example of energy efficiency, so I guess I'm such a cheap SOB with the thermostat and the…"
Hi all, I'm hoping to get some feedback on an operational rating system for homes that I developed and have recently made available through a web application. I'm calling these ratings OPEN Ratings, and they assess how efficiently a home is operating by analyzing energy consumption and benchmarking it against models that take into consideration the age and size of the home, number of occupants, climate, etc. This benchmarking results in a simple…See More
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"No problem at all Ken. I'm not that familiar with the CEC climate zones, but they are different. My project was looking at the climate zones used by IECC (2006 specifically), which are 1-8 with an optional moisture description. The CEC zones…"
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!