Linda Wigington
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Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Nickie -  Good points. I think it is easy enough to flag or designate projects that achieve NZE site energy as that is verified with the info submitted as part of the application. That doesn't confuse the brand. Meeting 50% can be either…"
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Nickie Irvine replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"I think we should get back to our discussion of whether the Thousand Home Challenge should embrace a two-tiered system.  Personally, I think it is a great idea for a number of reasons. 1. It would get more people involved in the process. Easier…"
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Chris Stratton replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"I like that idea. Giving people as many options to engage as possible (without overwhelming them) seems worthwhile. Some people probably find the spreadsheet intimidating."
Tuesday
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Chris Another faster option in the interim could be to post a You-Tube video on how to use the Threshold Calculator to determine your 1000 Home Challenge allowance.  I would rather have folks join in the Intro webinar, but posting the video…"
Tuesday
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Ted -  That is why the 1000 Home Challenge has two options for determining a project's threshold. OPTION A is based on a 75% reduction of immediate verifiable previous energy use. OPTION B does not use your energy use as an input - it…"
Tuesday
tedkidd replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Immediate verifiable won't work, this has been improved over 20 years..."
Monday
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Ted -  It is important to clarify that the OPTION B 1000 Home Challenge allowance comes out to be fairly close to reductions that are 70% better than average, however, the allowance does not use US residential energy use as the input. Instead…"
Monday
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"I agree Chris - that is where we need to end up. It may be possible to have the threshold calculator portion of the application online more quickly than the full application.  That would make it easy for folks to log in and determine how close…"
Monday
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Just logged on and discovered Chris beat me to the response - Thanks Chris!  Here is my answer to Ted. Threshold calculator based on his inputs and use is attached. 1000 THRESHOLD EXPLANATION & SUMMARY   Your 1000 Home Challenge…"
Monday
Chris Stratton replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Hi Linda, I'd vote transitioning the verification spreadsheet to a website would help streamline the process. I realize this is a substantial and expensive proposition. Chris"
Monday
Chris Stratton replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Ted: This is a diversion. Nevertheless, back-of-envelope calcs: THC threshold for your place: ~ 17500 kWh/year (all energy (including gas) included as kWh) Assuming that's 30% of average, 50% of average would be: ~ 29000 kWh/year Your numbers…"
Monday
tedkidd replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Here's my use. This is roughly 4500 occupied sf - 2 family home with 3 people downstairs and 5 people up. 2 electric meters, one gas meter. The electric use shown includes electric car charging. I've recently sold my ICE - so the electric…"
Monday
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Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path?

The Thousand Home Challenge is moving the category of recognition forward that represents "Half-way there".There is consensus that this category not be the same as meeting the 1000 Home Challenge. We are not lowering the standard (approximately 70% above average) for meeting the Challenge. There is much to learn from households that use half the energy as average Americans,  In many cases, contrary to conventional energy efficiency wisdom, they often have cost-effective opportunities to further…See More
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Jan Stensland replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Congrats Ceniceros Household! 26th Project to Officially Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"You might consider installing Roxul's acoustic batts, which are not for thermal insulation and provide excellent sound attenuation. (http://www.roxul.com/residential/create+a+quiet+home). We're planning on doing it for our house when we…"
Mar 25
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Congrats Ceniceros Household! 26th Project to Officially Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Bruce - How many therms do you estimate that your gas water used, and how many kWh do you think that your heat pump water heater uses?"
Mar 22

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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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