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Melissa Ulbricht commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post When windows aren't the culprit of a leaky building, solve the mystery with an energy audit.
"Well said, Don! Now is the time to invest in energy efficiency to help keep homes and buildings cozy for the winter. "
Sep 18
Don Fitchett commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post When windows aren't the culprit of a leaky building, solve the mystery with an energy audit.
"Yep, winter is coming and there are not many out there trained to do IR Infrared Thermography energy audits, so book and energy audit for your home or building soon."
Sep 18
Melissa Ulbricht's blog post was featured

When windows aren't the culprit of a leaky building, solve the mystery with an energy audit.

Liz Vogel replaced the windows and updated the heating system in her small multifamily building in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. But she still noticed that parts of her home were not staying warm in winter. So she set out to solve the mystery of the missing heat. She saw icicles hanging from her roof, and that was a clue that pointed to where heat was escaping. The presence of these “ice dams” meant that Liz was paying to heat her roof and melt the snow instead of heating her home.…See More
Sep 18
Melissa Ulbricht posted a blog post

When windows aren't the culprit of a leaky building, solve the mystery with an energy audit.

Liz Vogel replaced the windows and updated the heating system in her small multifamily building in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. But she still noticed that parts of her home were not staying warm in winter. So she set out to solve the mystery of the missing heat. She saw icicles hanging from her roof, and that was a clue that pointed to where heat was escaping. The presence of these “ice dams” meant that Liz was paying to heat her roof and melt the snow instead of heating her home.…See More
Sep 11
Melissa Ulbricht's blog post was featured

Making Homes Cozier With a House Party

This week, Elevate Energy read two great accounts of how friends and neighbors came together to learn how to make their own homes cozier and more energy efficient. Thanks for sharing!This homeowner wanted to improve her “leaky old ship” of a home and discovered an energy loss culprit.Keri received a free home energy…See More
May 20
Melissa Ulbricht posted a blog post

Making Homes Cozier With a House Party

This week, Elevate Energy read two great accounts of how friends and neighbors came together to learn how to make their own homes cozier and more energy efficient. Thanks for sharing!This homeowner wanted to improve her “leaky old ship” of a home and discovered an energy loss culprit.Keri received a free home energy…See More
May 15
Melissa Ulbricht posted a blog post

What You Need to Know Right Now About Chicago Energy Benchmarking

Own or manage a non-residential building over 250,000 square feet in Chicago?Chicago energy benchmarking begins! We’ve got the basics to help building owners get started.Professional and public interest groups from around Chicago, including Elevate Energy, have come together to support building owners and managers in energy benchmarking and efficiency improvement opportunities. You have access to:Free resources and training. The…See More
Apr 10
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Thanks for asking about the book.  The book will be ready in a couple weeks and can be found at the following website when it is ready.  http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/store/books/ It became apparent at the Green Mortgage Roundtable…"
Mar 15
Melissa Ulbricht commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Thanks for the comment, Sandra! We agree; it's important for more to complete the required courses, and it's our duty, as part of the Value for High Performance Homes campaign, to help show them the benefits of doing so. Where can folks go…"
Mar 14
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Great article Melissa!  The Appraisal Institute opened its Green Appraiser Registry two weeks ago, retroactive, to all students that have taken the required courses and passed the exams.  Now we need to push for more folks to complete the…"
Mar 13
Melissa Ulbricht commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Hi Kent. Thanks for the comment and thanks for reading the post. Great that you’re conducting the training and bringing together real estate, appraiser, and builder communities. We’d love to hear more about how the training goes and how…"
Mar 11
Melissa Ulbricht commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Thanks Sandra. We look forward to that, too! "
Mar 11
Melissa Ulbricht's blog post was featured

How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements

In 2013, we published a blueprint with the National Home Performance Council that outlines a seven-step process to make…See More
Mar 10
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"This is a timely article before the Green Roundtable Event tomorrow. I look forward to great networking opportunities tomorrow with good steps forward for a smoother market transaction."
Mar 10
Kent Mitchell commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Looks like my post lost a line - Our BIA  is sponsoring a training for Appraisers and RE Agents to address this issue..."
Mar 10
Kent Mitchell commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Our Clark County Washington BIA & Green Building Council.  We have a couple trainers coming in and are both very well versed in this subject.  It'll be interesting to see the changes progress. Here's a link to…"
Mar 10

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When windows aren't the culprit of a leaky building, solve the mystery with an energy audit.

Liz Vogel replaced the windows and updated the heating system in her small multifamily building in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. But she still noticed that parts of her home were not staying warm in winter. So she set out to solve the mystery of the missing heat. She saw icicles hanging from her roof, and that was a clue that pointed to where heat was escaping. The presence of these “ice dams” meant that Liz was paying to heat her roof and melt the snow instead of heating her…

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Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Making Homes Cozier With a House Party

This week, Elevate Energy read two great accounts of how friends and neighbors came together to learn how to make their own homes cozier and more energy efficient. Thanks for sharing!

This homeowner wanted to improve her “leaky old ship” of a home and discovered an energy loss culprit.

Keri…

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Posted on May 15, 2014 at 8:32am

What You Need to Know Right Now About Chicago Energy Benchmarking

Own or manage a non-residential building over 250,000 square feet in Chicago?

Chicago energy benchmarking begins! We’ve got the basics to help building owners get started.

Professional and public interest groups from around Chicago, including Elevate Energy, have come together to support building owners and managers in energy benchmarking and efficiency improvement opportunities. You have access to:

  • Free resources and training. The…
Continue

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:00am

How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements

In 2013, we published a blueprint with the National Home Performance Council that outlines a seven-step…

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Posted on March 6, 2014 at 9:49am — 10 Comments

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At 6:03am on December 16, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Melissa,
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!

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