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Ben Jacobs commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"Hi Ted,  I think that the world would be a much better place if homeowners, builders, home energy efficiency experts, and government agencies would share information that is more useful. For example, builders and owners of the Passive House at…"
Aug 4, 2014
Ben Jacobs commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"Hi Tedd Kidd, Thank you for links to excellent websites. The numbers that I reference on the test homes are:   Design/Standards                   annual total                Energy Cost per              …"
Aug 4, 2014
tedkidd commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"Absolutely agree Ben, "How much do I use, how much do others use, and what is my reasonable opportunity to save" are the entry questions we seem to sometimes forget.   How cool would it be if this: http://bit.ly/gainsvillegreen…"
Jul 31, 2014
Ben Jacobs commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
" I believe a major problem of government, of energy utilities, and home energy efficiency experts is the failure to properly help educate the consumer, to help them understand the problems of their homes and occupants behavior, and…"
Jul 31, 2014
tedkidd commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"OMG, you are one of those myopic thinkers are you? Others do it better therefore drastic action is required?   Are you even listening to yourself?  Your argument is all over the place and full of fallacy and absurdity.  Justin…"
Jul 29, 2014
David Eakin commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"Ted, I'm coming at this issue from a national perspective. If the USA were leading the world in energy efficiency and housing comfort then I might agree with you. But a couple improvement projects here, a couple gut/rehabs there, while millions…"
Jul 29, 2014
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…"
Jul 29, 2014
tedkidd commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"David,  I don't think forcing people to do things works out well for anyone.  Any place your ideas force things upon people see if you can come up with an approach that creates rewards.  Incentive.  Carrots cost a lot less…"
Jul 28, 2014
David Eakin commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
""I believe it is our job to educate the consumer, understand the problems, help them develop a budget for solving problems, and develop designs that leverage their budget and EE opportunity into the most comprehensive and well tailored…"
Jul 28, 2014
Tom White commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"Ted, I understand and share your concern about the lack of guidance on the part of the "Home Performance" industry on how to bridge from product sales to consultative solutions sales.  I would encourage you to read Mike Rogers'…"
Jul 28, 2014
tedkidd commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"David,  Please think some of these things through.  If programs suck so much, how can you suggest a program on such a massive scale?  Rebuilding all houses over 50 years old?  I'm for social and political balance.…"
Jul 28, 2014
David Eakin commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"Consultation and education are all well and good, but we have found that the "cost-effective" point of remedial recommendations needs to have a 5-year ROI. Anything longer and the customer loses interest. And education will not reverse the…"
Jul 28, 2014
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Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance

Homeowners are often aware of the different problems they experience in their homes: uncomfortable rooms, high utility bills, poor indoor air quality, etc. However, homeowners are generally unfamiliar with the concept of Home Performance, the Whole House approach, and how energy efficiency upgrades can address these concerns. We regularly hear these stories and find that by listening, asking the right questions, educating, and providing guidance, we can help homeowners feel comfortable with a…See More
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tedkidd commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"I'm all for cost effectiveness testing. I think public dollars should be spent cost effectively, and given the current state of the industry (30-60% realization rates!?) cost effectiveness is being grossly overstated, consumers are being lied…"
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Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance

Homeowners are often aware of the different problems they experience in their homes: uncomfortable rooms, high utility bills, poor indoor air quality, etc. However, homeowners are generally unfamiliar with the concept of Home Performance, the Whole House approach, and how energy efficiency upgrades can address these concerns. We regularly hear these stories and find that by listening, asking the right questions, educating, and providing guidance, we can help homeowners feel comfortable with a…See More
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Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance

Homeowners are often aware of the different problems they experience in their homes: uncomfortable rooms, high utility bills, poor indoor air quality, etc. However, homeowners are generally unfamiliar with the concept of Home Performance, the Whole House approach, and how energy efficiency upgrades can address these concerns. We regularly hear these stories and find that by listening, asking the right questions, educating, and providing guidance, we can help homeowners feel…

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At 12:46pm on July 17, 2014, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Scott,

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