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Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
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Check out this bogus claim from pge@email.opower.com that one of our residential clients just sent us, along with the scathingly concise…Continue

Tags: Analytics, Residential, Data, Big, OPower

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Schmidt Jun 25.

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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Steve Schmidt replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"Yes, a number of our customers got similar -- very wrong -- messages like this from PG&E (actually produced by Opower I think). In their defense, it's really hard to get this right because there are so many strange corner cases. Like the…"
Jun 25
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"Interesting theory. I know they have fans but no idea how long they ran last summer. I'll see if I can find out more."
Jun 18
Gavin Healy replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"Just to check the the customer does not use a whole house fan, or other electrical fans such as ceiling fans during the summer season to cool, 40% is hard to believe, but bill disaggregation on some customers houses still show cooling load with no…"
Jun 18
tedkidd replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"Awesome share Tom, thanks!!  In NY I've talked to people who've had the "free" NY audit and been told they could save $1400 a year on their gas bill. They say they might have bit if they hadn't already done the math…"
Jun 18
Dan Phillips replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"There was something there to make it look like there was a correlation between cooling degree days and increased kwh usage.   Or, there was no correlation, but it is too hard to interpret reliability statistics, and no one wants to pay for…"
Jun 18
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"LMAO - maybe, you just never know Shoot if you can heat a Passive House with just a hair dryer, it would seem you could cool one with a refrigerator :)"
Jun 18
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"... or maybe I'm wrong and she's just been outed for leaving the Energy Star refrigerator door open all summer. Models know best."
Jun 17
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"One to watch is ComEd up in Illinois, they seem to have a good plan & systems in place once they get all the smart meters installed - be interesting to see if it lives up to the hype With that the other problem with big data is how they interput…"
Jun 17
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Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype

Check out this bogus claim from pge@email.opower.com that one of our residential clients just sent us, along with the scathingly concise comment, "B.S.":Like most PG&E customers (…See More
Jun 17
Tom Conlon commented on Jose Macho's blog post Why Don't Homeowners Spend Money on Energy Saving Upgrades??? Blame "Cognitive Biases"
"I usually enjoy Shankar's segments, but this one struck me as just another example of the media needlessly juxtaposing Conservation vs. Efficiency. Sure, we humans have a bias to horde our cash, but those of us who know better should never…"
Jun 4
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"If anyone is still following this thread, they may want to check out David Goldstein's strident rebuttal to Arik Levinson: How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save?: How to Misuse Statistics I agree with him that Levinson's…"
Apr 6
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"Ha! This video was fun, but it probably needs a disclosure label: "No energy modelers were harmed in the making of the Perfect Energy Code (or this video)". "
Apr 6
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"Crazy yes, but as Nehemiah and I noted above, Levinson's papers ignore natural gas. However, I found a series of working papers by one of Jim Sweeney's grad students (now at U Chicago) that are more comprehensive, and seem to be where…"
Mar 20
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"Thanks Sean, CPUC is now citing EIA's analysis too (CPUC EE Primer - January 2015): http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/NR/rdonlyres/C34EB185-7A5C-4A89-A05A-41A68915556F/0/CPUCEEPrimer_.ppt "
Mar 20
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"Word!"
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At 7:22am on February 23, 2015, Better Buildings Support said…

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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 3:05pm 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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