Nate Adams
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In this group, members share an array of images from the field, showing the kinds of issues encountered by home performance professionals in real homes. Each tells a story of how hidden (but fixable) problems in homes can cause high energy bills.
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Jim Gunshinan commented on Nate Adams's blog post How an Energy Efficiency Program Killed My Business
"Hi Ted, My glasses are a little rosy sometimes, but I'm not completely blind. "Energy Upgrade is not perfect and has a long way to go to work for businesses, utilities, ee programs, and consumers.""
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Tom Conlon commented on Nate Adams's blog post How an Energy Efficiency Program Killed My Business
"Well said Nate, thanks for sharing. We all look forward to your ideas about solutions."
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tedkidd commented on Nate Adams's blog post How an Energy Efficiency Program Killed My Business
"Wonderful thing about the internet, it can help you "refresh" people's memories as time and distance have the effect of putting on rose colored glasses... And it sounds like you found this process to be a lot of work, and wish…"
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Nate Adams commented on Nate Adams's blog post How an Energy Efficiency Program Killed My Business
"Jim, thanks for the comments! "It should not be so hard for someone with your passion and knowledge to succeed." - No, it shouldn't be. Frankly, I stepped back for a while last year before deciding to dig back in for another shot at…"
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Jim Gunshinan commented on Nate Adams's blog post How an Energy Efficiency Program Killed My Business
"Hi Nate, You are a home performance hero—someone who is willing to take the risk by building a business in an emerging field for all the right reasons, but with little guarantee of success and very few examples to follow. I hope you stay…"
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How an Energy Efficiency Program Killed My Business

Note to Homeowners: This article is primarily aimed at the Home Performance industry. I strive for radical transparency, so I put this in the public sphere for you to read as well.Energy efficiency rebate programs from gas and electric utilities have become pretty common nationwide. They give rebates for replacing your furnace or adding insulation to your home. While these programs seem like a good idea, they can actually be toxic to small businesses if not designed properly.One such program…See More
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How an Energy Efficiency Program Killed My Business

Note to Homeowners: This article is primarily aimed at the Home Performance industry. I strive for radical transparency, so I put this in the public sphere for you to read as well.Energy efficiency rebate programs from gas and electric utilities have become pretty common nationwide. They give rebates for replacing your furnace or adding insulation to your home. While these programs seem like a good idea, they can actually be toxic to small businesses if not designed properly.One such program…See More
Sep 5
Nate Adams replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
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Nate Adams replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Thank you, David! There are a lot of costs to whole house fans, and I've become less of a fan of them (no pun intended) as my Building Science knowledge has increased. Here are a few that come to mind for my climate in Cleveland: Substantially…"
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Nate Adams replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Thanks for the plug on my video, Griff! I liked the Dubstep one, though... It's still not a perfect solution, but better than nothing. "
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Nate Adams commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"Interesting conversation. David, I completely understand where you are coming from. To me it's rather like the dream of communism - for everyone to be equal. Wonderful on paper, really, really, really difficult to execute. From what I've…"
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Nate Adams commented on Anna Jursik's blog post Affordably Net-Zero
"I love seeing the systems thinking here. I'm working hard figuring out how to crack the nut of existing homes. I think it's possible to take a large percentage of them towards net zero without crazy costs. Now I need to write about it...…"
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"In my experience, economics really don't drive the homeowners' decision, if you ask a lot of questions. They just want to be comfy, reasonable bills are a nice side effect. Making the equipment drastically oversized will often make the…"
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Note to Homeowners: This article is primarily aimed at the Home Performance industry. I strive for radical transparency, so I put this in the public sphere for you to read as well.

Energy efficiency rebate programs from gas and electric utilities have become pretty common nationwide. They give rebates for replacing your furnace or adding insulation to your home. While these programs seem like a good idea, they can actually…

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At 7:03pm on April 15, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Nate,

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!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. And add your location on our Member Map!


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