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David Bowie & Home Performance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Adams Jan 23. 36 Replies

David Bowie died today, that was all over the news, and I heard a side story that got me thinking. Long ago he wanted to get the money for his songs that he would eventually get through…Continue

Tags: financing, finance, Investors, Bowie

Take the truckload of chocolate away from the 5 year olds.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Dundon Jan 10, 2015. 7 Replies

Does anyone else feel the present precipitous drop in energy costs in these United States is a catastrophe? Does anyone else feel the US Gov is once again missing the opportunity of a lifetime to fix…Continue

The end of Innovation and beginning of Commoditization of Home Performance

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Feb 20, 2014. 4 Replies

Does anyone else feel that Home Performance is becoming commoditized? The final nail for me is BPI requiring BA candidates to be capble of energy modeling.  Why would you want to do that?  To my…Continue

bogus mail on Boilers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Jan 5, 2014. 1 Reply

I received this e mail today and i have an Oil Boiler in my home, so I was concerned about it. …Continue

Tags: coal, biomass, oil, boilers, epa

 

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Pat Dundon replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion New poll: How has Home Energy Pros helped you?
"It makes me question the kool aid, which leads to professional improvement."
Mar 9
Nate Adams replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Ted is very forceful, but all of those links are directly related to your idea. We use a version of what you are talking about to sell projects. Leveraging monthly savings into bigger projects is a big part of what we do. I.e. client has $100/mo…"
Jan 23
Nate Adams replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"No problem, I wondered if that might have been the case. It's Amory Lovins' term. It's a negative watt of energy, a watt that was never used. That's what we efficiency folks deal in, although few of us measure. Since it is a…"
Jan 23
tedkidd replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Pat, hopefully by now you are mad. But to be fair, this isn't about you specifically, it's about you as a really good representation of how 99% of contractors think under the current structure. You aren't representing yourself, you…"
Jan 22
Pat Dundon replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"I did not say I don't hear back from clients. Actually, we have frequent occasions where the 2nd or 3rd generation of the same family will get work done or parent references son references cousin references friend, etc. I don't assume no…"
Jan 22
Pat Dundon replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"way too far off topic."
Jan 22
Diane Chojnowski replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Home Energy Pros Editorial Concern: Please remember the guidelines when posting on Home Energy Pros. The tone of your discussion matters. The Forum is intended to be professional, collegial, and helpful. We will moderate and remove posts that…"
Jan 22
Pat Dundon replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Sorry, I was responding to Ted on your line. What is a 'Negawatt'? I never heard the term."
Jan 22
Nate Adams replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"? Personal insult? I called myself a liar in there. I understand you might feel defensive in this conversation, but I'm not grandstanding or taking potshots. I'm actually selling projects like this completely without programs, I don't…"
Jan 22
tedkidd replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Hypocrite. You can't go ad hominem then complain that others have gone ad hominem. WRT to the work I've done attempting to correct the ship - it's a LOT more than you. Here is a small subset.    NYSERDA conversation 2012…"
Jan 21
tedkidd replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
""I assumed silence and references meant success."  Wow. Assumptive success. That is a terrible answer.Slow down and consider if there is any integrity in that thinking.  Unfortunately it's incredibly common. Funny thing is…"
Jan 21
Pat Dundon replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Grandstanding through personal insult is not professional. I have been on both ends of that conversation and ended up embarrassed on both ends. Taking cheap 'Monday morning quarterback' pot shots at innovation shouldn't be rewarded…"
Jan 21
Pat Dundon replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"I haven't routinely checked on usage after the work is done. I assumed silence and references meant success. However, I do have the utility info clients gave us before we did jobs and I can ask them for utility data from those jobs a year or…"
Jan 21
Paul Scheckel replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Hi Pat - thanks for all your thoughtful ideas and patient explanations. I tried to figure this model out several years ago for my own consulting biz, but could not get past the potential liabilities, legalities, and vagueries of home owners and…"
Jan 21
Nate Adams replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Pat, if you read Ted's last reply without emotion, he's not angry, just to the point. If I were in NY and I had worked with NYSERDA, I'd be a liar too. I've been a liar in the past - my Fix Your House For Free is actually a lie…"
Jan 21
Pat Dundon replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"I guess you can't look at things without making them personal and your anger blinds you. You still don't see what I am suggesting. I think there is a need for state programs to service the jobs on the margins. Partially insulated homes…"
Jan 21

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Merry Christmas to all!

Posted on December 17, 2011 at 9:00am 2 Comments

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a cool draft was freezing, to wake up the mouse.

The owner called a contractor with knowledge so rare,

In hopes that great comfort soon would be there. 

The children were nestled all snug in their bed,

With nary a cough or a cold in their heads.

And Momma in her Kerchief and I in my cap

Had just settled down for a long winters nap. 

When from my neighbor there a rose such a…

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At 9:57am on July 12, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Pat,

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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