Linda Wigington
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Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Here is a response from Frank Bergamachi (Thousand Home Challenge project #4) I’ve looked into this and my recollection is that both the Kill-a-watt and the TED 1000, both of which are inexpensive and handy and  I’ve used…"
Oct 21
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Here is a response from Larry Kinney A few years ago someone had a gee whiz calibrated watt and watt hour meter testing device at ACEEE…cost $10K or so.  So I got him to test a Kill a Watt I happened to have in my pocket.  It was…"
Oct 21
Dale@EnergyWright replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"I've used the efergy Elite whole house energy monitor to evaluate 240V HPWHs. I found the accuracy varied as much as 20% due to the quality of the CTs. I tested and matched up the good ones and created matched pairs of the ones with known…"
Oct 21
Maria Lacey replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"I attempted to use an AZTech device. I have used the Watt Stopper, Watts Up Pro, Kill-A-Watt and Kill-A-Watt EZ. I also have a custom-configured SEL 5030 revenue meter which SEL's metering program donated to my energy…"
Oct 20
Steve Waclo replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
""The problem with plug in energy testers is they miss most of a typical homes energy use. 240v appliances account for the majority of electricity power use, yet there is no easy solution to monitor them." Correctamundo, Bob! With a CT on…"
Oct 18
Bob Blanchette replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"The problem with plug in energy testers is they miss most of a typical homes energy use. 240v appliances account for the majority of electricity power use, yet there is no easy solution to monitor them."
Oct 17
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Thanks Barbara -  Great info. I have limited experience with the Watts Up Pro. Appears to be a good product, particularly if you want to evaluate the energy use pattern of the monitored equipment.  That could be quite useful if you are…"
Oct 17
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Thanks Steve! I look forward to finding more info about this system. Sounds like it would help track down parasitic loads. Anyone else have experience using this system? Sounds similar to the TED, though less expensive. "
Oct 17
Steve Waclo replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Hello Linda! I'm not going to answer each of the important questions you raise but want to say that I recently purchased the basic e2 system from efergy (lower case) and have confirmed it's operation. e2 system uses a pair of current…"
Oct 16
Barbara Smith replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Here is a useful link: http://standby.lbl.gov/measure.html This 2011 study included the following passage on why they chose to use the Watts Up…"
Oct 16
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Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications

Lots of folks involved in the 1000 Home Challenge have effectively tackled their electric plug loads.Low cost devices such as the Kill A Watt meter (~$30)  can provide useful information that help direct their actions. Consider that the average US family uses more than 25 kwh/day, and some of our homeowners use less than 5 kWh/day. Pursuing baseload through a combination of equipment, controls, and behavior can be quite cost-effective. Recently John Morgan, who is the…See More
Oct 16
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Intro to the 1000 Home Challenge Webinar at Eastern Time

August 27, 2014 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Find out how we define deep reductions in residential energy use, and what we have learned to date from the 24 projects that meet the 1000 Home Challenge.See More
Aug 7
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Intro to the 1000 Home Challenge Webinar at Eastern time

July 25, 2014 from 1pm to 2:30pm
This webinar introduces the Thousand Home Challenge, explains the basis for meeting the Challenge, and addresses your questions. As a result of attending, participants should have a clearer idea of whether or not they are interested in participating in the THC as a homeowner, consultant, contractor, organization, or initiative. The webinar explains the basis for and how to determine a project’s customized threshold to meet the Thousand Home Challenge.See More
Jul 16
Linda Wigington commented on David Eggleton's group 1000 Home Challenge
"Heads up! We just approved two more 1000 Home Challenge projects, bringing the total number of completed projects to 24. One project is from California, the other from Massachusetts. More later...plus updated summary of 1000 Home Challenge…"
Jun 30
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Linda Wigington replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Kaushal I just spent more than an hour on a detailed response and lost when I decided to check the most recent comment. Here is the short version! I suggest you check out these two attachments. They are also posted under the Resources page…"
Apr 24

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Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI)
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BPI
Professional Interests
Deep Energy Reductions
Thousand Home Challenge
Home Performance
Building capacity (professional & community)
Community Solutions
Behavioral Choices
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http://www.ThousandHomeChallenge

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At 12:00pm on August 9, 2012, Elizabeth Guinn said…

I enjoyed the webinar immensely today.  Very informative

At 3:33pm on August 30, 2011, mike keesee said…

Have only very limited data from one project.  For 3 months, electric use is about 20Jean%20May-July%202011%20Electricity%20Use.docx% more than predicted and 38% less than estimated pre-retrofit.  However, it's been a very mild summer. see attached.

 

 

 
 
 

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