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Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
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I just searched this forum for "Whole House Fan", but I didn't find much about them (except …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Shafer Aug 14, 2014.

Are Energy Pros the OB-GYNs of the Real Estate Industry?
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I was just looking over ACCA's new revised standard out for comment:Existing Homes Evaluation and Performance Improvement - ANSI/ACCA 12…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Conlon Aug 26, 2013.

Can HP programs afford to keep subsidizing all these free-riders?
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First some facts:1. The ARRA bubble era is over. Efficiency First has a webinar coming up next…Continue

Tags: performance, home, Energy, Star, Upgrade

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Sep 13, 2012.


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Tom Conlon replied to Irvin McLaughlin's discussion Unhappy customer, feels should have saved more...
"Much wisdom here. Reminds me of that old short story, House, by Tracy Kidder (a great read any craftsperson will enjoy... most attorneys too). Thanks for sharing Irvin. "
Jan 5
Tom Conlon commented on Tom White's video

Net Zero From Target to Reality

"Thanks for posting this webinar Tom (another colleague of mine mentioned it, but I had missed it). "No combustion inside."  Still controversial to some, but I think it's getting hard to disagree. Zonally controlled VRF heat pumps…"
Nov 3, 2014
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Tom Conlon replied to George Kopf's discussion Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?
"Realtors are never going to see as many shades of green as we think we can. By and large they are just waiting for us so-called technical experts to get our stories straight about what is and what is not a "green feature". Once we do, they…"
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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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"Nice simple video, Ben. Credit where credit is due."
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Tom Conlon replied to Kevin Jordan's discussion Does anyone have pointers on approaching real estate industry?
"We've run several successful (albeit subsidized) programs in California that enabled home inspectors to deliver HERS ratings during escrow. We also trained over 500 real estate agents in the San Diego and SF Bay Area markets to understand the…"
Sep 11, 2014
Kurt Shafer replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Roderick, I see that comments here have waned since the 6th.There are a lot of comments before that.  I want to respond to your comments about Airscape. Neil, the founder, went to a great deal of time trouble and , likely, expense to create the…"
Aug 14, 2014
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"@ Tedd - Respectfully, sir, I see no indication here that anyone is intending to "lie" or perpetuate myths. Instead, I see colleagues from different parts of the country sharing their informed and HONEST opinions. Frankly, that's all…"
Aug 7, 2014
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
Aug 7, 2014
Glen Gallo replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Kurt, Radiant barrier certainly works well when installed as you are doing. you should meter attic temperature before and after for a delta. Make sure the outside temperature is also included.  Kudos to your association for allowing you to…"
Aug 7, 2014
Roderick Bedingfield replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"WHFs are ideal for the bay Area and Sacramento valley because of the sudden temperature drop. I used to install Tamaracks until the Airscape came along around 2004-5. The customer service at that time was so bad at Tamarack that I never went back -…"
Aug 6, 2014
Kurt Shafer replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Glen, You have done a lot to improve your home. You might be intrigued by the upgrade I am planning for my 2 story here. I have applied for and received permission from my HOA to install a ridge vent. This will be one of the first in Temecula and…"
Aug 6, 2014
Jan E. Graveamker replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Thank you Nate Adams, Thanks for taking the time to carefully write up the issues with Whole House fans from  a building science perspective. with all the pros and cons. Much appreciated. Jan Gravemaker Energy Auditor  Seattle "
Aug 6, 2014
Roderick Bedingfield replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Thanks  "
Aug 6, 2014
Glen Gallo replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Ted While I agree with fix the house anywhere in the country before adding measures. AC is not installed in many homes here in Southern California which includes mine and Kurt Shafers area. Moisture is normally not a problem we are a warm dry…"
Aug 6, 2014

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At 6:32pm on October 18, 2013, David Eggleton said…

Welcome to the Considering Permaculture group, Tom.  Perhaps we can meet when I'm in CA next spring.

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Welcome! :)

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