For too long there has been relatively little EE focus on multifamily, but some new programs have recently started. This group gives us a venue to share our experiences on cost effective audit & retrofit strategies and analysis tool needs.See More
"Good post Glen, and extra points for the provocative title!
Of course there are plenty of actual scientists busily researching how best to optimize building (including home) performance.(You make this clear in your follow-up.)
"Paul, you said, "when I am asked to put on a training." This makes it sound like you are funding your curriculum development out of your own resources and giving away free lectures. We sometimes develop content on speculation (planning to…"
"I think you are smart to be skeptical about this. Most Realtors are highly 'value conscious', and to date most raters just haven't been able to demonstrate enough of a value proposition beyond the range of services offered by…"
"The last I heard about Friedrich, DOE had referred three of their room A/C models to EPA for enforcement after failing to meet Energy Star requirements. Has anybody heard anything more about this?
This doesn't necessarily say anything…"
"Though I am not personally familiar with these newest super-high SEER models, mini-splits are certainly a mature technology, just unfamiliar to us in the US. These were predominant in Jamaica when we studied the A/C industry there in…"
"Great update Dave! So you traded humidity for grand-kids? I'm afraid that might happen to me someday too (both our girls are in colleges Back East).
Were your ears burning? Danny Parker and I were talking up your "hybrid" mini-split…"
Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.See More
"Hi Matt, thanks for engaging the conversation!
Since incentive must be defined and paid up front to arrive at net cost for the consumer, it would be based upon predicted.
The rest of your question could fill volumes. In…"
When you say pay incentives based upon energy saved, do you mean predicted energy savings or actualized energy savings? In either case, what is your experience adn/or thoughts on selling around performance savings based incentives; and…"
"I think performance guarantees in small scale is a very expensive proposition. Like spending $20 for a 3 year warrantee on a toaster.
What doesn't disproportionally add cost but provides the same and possibly more confidence at the consumer…"
"I like this renewed focus on savings actually delivered (what evaluators and policy wonks like to call "ex post" impacts). I've always been surprised more residential contractors aren't willing to guarantee the performance of…"
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