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Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Cook Feb 3. 10 Replies

Most, if not all, energy auditors that I come across in the real estate world have an energy auditing company that that is also a home performance contractor that complete many if not all of the…Continue

Blower Door Testing With James Brown...

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Energy Auditing Software

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Dec 1, 2016. 3 Replies

Two quick questions regarding REM/Rate software...I have recently downloaded and find it very easy to use for energy auditing.  However:1) Are there libraries that one can download to use within the…Continue

DOE Home Energy Score

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey Gephart Feb 3. 16 Replies

Is anybody out there using the DOE Home Energy Score?  If so, are you using it as a supplement to current WAP/home performance work or are you using it for some other reason?Continue

 

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Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"We are working with the City of Holland (Michigan) on their Community Energy Plan and they funded us to do 50 + pilot scores in the region. We are doing a large study with a PHD student and hope to release it soon on the effectiveness score. We also…"
Jan 4
Brett Little liked Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
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Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Get at me Dave - We are building a customized tool that can generate HES and pick up green home features eventually leading a green score as well. Brett.Little@greenhomeinstitute.org"
Jan 4
Jeffrey Gephart replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Yes, Passive House is one of several 3rd party verified building certifications to be included."
Dec 29, 2016
Terry Hill replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Jeffery, do you think the Passive House designation will be one of the "other third party verified building certifications" available in the HELIX DB?"
Dec 29, 2016
Jeffrey Gephart replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"As Sandy noted, "The DOE database is not accessible to appraisers or real estate agents." In the northeast a multi-state, U.S. DOE grant funded effort, being managed by the Regional Energy Efficiency Organization, Northeast Energy…"
Dec 29, 2016
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Dec 16, 2016
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Blower Door Testing With James Brown...

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Dec 13, 2016
Jan Green replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Agreed Sandy on all counts!   HES and HERS will be confusing to everyone that doesn't understand the difference in scoring methods.  My initial reaction after watching the HES video on YouTube from DOE was, "Another metric that…"
Dec 8, 2016
Dane Ervick replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"I should clarify that the "Green Features" drop down selection is incorporated into the local MLS and is a searchable field, soon there will be multiple data points that can be compared (R-Values, CFM50/ACH50 #s, etc.)"
Dec 1, 2016
Teresa Coffman replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"SnuggPro, like Dane Ervick, below.  The HES has been integrated with it, so it's not difficult at all, if you're using SnuggPro.  I don't know the cost of SnuggPro, sorry.  I do believe individuals can purchase…"
Dec 1, 2016
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"This discussion is great and one that I hope will continue.  As more existing homes receive the Home Energy Score and the public becomes more aware of how to use it in decision-making prior to purchasing a home, it will become a score that must…"
Dec 1, 2016
tedkidd replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy Auditing Software
"We use TREAT. It has an antiquated and frustrating interface but does a pretty nice job with load calcs and predicting consumption. I think Wrightsoft, which does duct design, would be one I'd consider if I were starting fresh. What are your…"
Dec 1, 2016
Marco Mazzoni replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy Auditing Software
"I have used both of these products for different agencies. http://www.cakesystems.com/home-contractors-1  Energy Performance Score is easy to use but doesn't get too detailed. I used this for a city of Seattle residential…"
Dec 1, 2016

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Phoenix solar home sales by Zip Code for Jan-Sept 2014

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

From January 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014, several areas saw significant solar home sales when compared to the other areas of the Phoenix area.  The top five zip codes were:

  1. Goodyear (85338) with 40 solar home sales
  2. Peoria (85383) with 39 solar home sales
  3. Sun City West (85375) with 32 solar home sales
  4. Laveen (85339) with 22 solar home sales
  5. Buckeye (85396) with 22 solar home sales

During this time, there were a total of 809…

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Phoenix Solar Home Sales Are Flat in October 2014

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Phoenix solar home sales were up 2 percent in the month of October but the news is not all rosy, according to data from the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS).

In October 2014, there were a total of 102 solar home sales, 44 solar homes had a solar lease while the other 58 homes had an owned solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof. October returned to the…

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Phoenix 3rd Quarter Solar Resale Statistics Continue to Impress

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 11:08am 1 Comment

Phoenix solar home sales were up during the third quarter of 2014, including the resale of homes with a solar lease and solar owned systems on the roofs, according to the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS).  For the months of July, August, and September, there were a total of 289 Phoenix area homes that had either a leased or owned solar system, up 3.2 percent from the second quarter of 2014.

Solar leases made a large gain during the quarter as they accounted for 48…

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Phoenix Solar Home Sales Jump in September

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

The number of solar home sales in Phoenix jumped 13.6 percent from the previous month, according to data from the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS).

In September, there were a total of 100 solar home sales, 51 were homes with a solar lease while the other 49 were homes that the owner owned the solar photovoltaic (PV) system. This…

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At 8:48am on November 22, 2014, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Rob,

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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