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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

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

 

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Tom Conlon replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"Assuming all of us here agreed, whom do you think we will win over first: Appliance manufacturers or my wife?"
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"Hands on props are highly recommended; all the better in a store-front type environment. Over the years, we've developed and used many tangibles in our classes for home inspectors and REALTORS.  One of my personal favorites is a portable…"
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"Hands on props are highly recommended; all the better in a store-front type environment. Over the years, we've developed and used many tangibles in our classes for home inspectors and REALTORS.  One of my personal favorites is a portable…"
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Tom Conlon replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"It's about time that somebody challenged all this worst-case depressurization test hysteria. Mr. Singer does a great job of explaining why these first-generation protocols are too crude and need to be updated. This podcast is definitely worth a…"
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Tom Conlon replied to Lena Burkett's discussion Student needs help for HVAC research project
"Lena, If you haven't found it already, try here: http://www.nrel.gov/ap/retrofits/about.cfm While this should be a big help, note that NREL is still taking comments on these new data, so if you notice something screwy, let them know. As a cross…"
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"Welcome to the Considering Permaculture group, Tom.  Perhaps we can meet when I'm in CA next spring."
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Considering Permaculture &/or Transition

Some who work to increase energy efficiency and intelligent/wise use of energy are, and some will be, permaculturists.  Some are involved in Transition initiatives.  Here's a home base for any/all interested in the relationships and prospects.See More
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Tom Conlon replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Are Energy Pros the OB-GYNs of the Real Estate Industry?
"LOL Corbett, Actually, I believe it's the insurance investigators and attorneys who usually say "bend over". Thanks to all who responded. "
Aug 26, 2013
Corbett Lunsford replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Are Energy Pros the OB-GYNs of the Real Estate Industry?
"Please don't let us be the Proctologists. Please."
Aug 26, 2013
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Are Energy Pros the OB-GYNs of the Real Estate Industry?

I was just looking over ACCA's new revised standard out for comment:Existing Homes Evaluation and Performance Improvement - ANSI/ACCA 12 QH-2011I often try to imagine this industry at scale. When I do I begin to worry about how much liability these earnest new professionals are taking on -- especially in contrast to contractors and/or other pros  they may follow behind -- specifically those held to much narrower scope standards…See More
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R Higgins replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Are Energy Pros the OB-GYNs of the Real Estate Industry?
"I'll take flak on this from other architects but Architects have been dealing with errors and omissions a very long time, some say a couple of thousand years.  At the least, now a days we have legally mandated PERSONAL liability that…"
Aug 11, 2013
Dennis Heidner replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Are Energy Pros the OB-GYNs of the Real Estate Industry?
"Even though checking for those items were may not have been on the previous check list.  An aggressive lawyer and a disgruntled customer could have still made a case that you should be checking for them - obvious safety and energy related…"
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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.

At 3:30pm on April 23, 2012, Andrew Waegel said…

Welcome! :)

At 3:05pm on April 23, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Tom,

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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