"More appropriate might be the un-subsidized actual and environmental cost of natural gas and electricity generation is not priced in. Oil is relevant in the north east, but largely that is it. An all electric home or propane heated home…"
"This is already mentioned in the comments, and it is not a bad thing to say it again. In short, you have to measure energy use / sf. And you have to take into consideration the typical appliances in homes then and now. Having said…"
"Keeping air from getting into the wall assembly is important - so answer to your question air barrier will help. Keep in mind that WRB's are not necessarily air barriers. As you know, water generally gets into a wall more readily in…"
"Home performance is about comfort and energy savings. We are working on a document about comfort to include information regarding indoor surface temperatures of exterior walls and windows. In short, the way to make this a reality is to…"
I don't believe I am missing any points. As I mentioned... I have no interest in bantering or arguing with you. We are on the same page - we want healthier buildings, but you are not correct in saying properly…"
The study you cited states:
"Patrick N. Breysse, a public health researcher at Johns Hopkins University, calls the study important because it shows that green housing clearly contributes to reductions in indoor…"
"Richard is not correct about this issue.
Air sealing has not gone far enough. What we need to learn is that we need to add mechanical ventilation to air tight buildings to bring in fresh air. A good HRV/ERV will not only bring in…"
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Real estate professionals who understand the basics of solar and know how to market the benefits of an installation will have a market edge. For most real estate agents and appraisers, assessing the value of solar is a new…
Energy Upgrade California offers rebates up to $6,500.00 in SDGE territory. Up to $4,500 in other territories. Unfortunately they don't/won't promote it. I can't get straight candid answers from the contractors supporting the program. Only…