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Lead-safe retrofits
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G.H. Runevitch, a master trainer associated with the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD), recently contributed an article,…Continue

Tags: weatherization, RRP, EPA, lead

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Mahoney Dec 22, 2010.

The Passive House Approach

The 5th Annual North American Passive House Conference will be held in Portland, Or this November 5-7.  Mary James, former publisher…Continue

Tags: passive_house, IAQ, passivhaus

Started Oct 22, 2010

Home Performance with Energy Star Contractor's Roundtable
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Home Energy has published business development guides for residential building contractors that participate in the jointly-sponsored DOE/EPA Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program.  To…Continue

Tags: energy_star, home_performance, business_development

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom White Aug 8, 2011.

Multifamily Housing
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There are 26 million apartments in the U.S. that house nine million families below the poverty level, and four million elderly households.  The percentage of multifamily (MF) homes in states with…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Graeme Nix Nov 15, 2010.

 

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Alliant Energy's PowerHouse TV: Sealing Leaky Ductwork

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Alliant Energy's PowerHouse TV: Sealing Leaky Ductwork

The PowerHouse television shows are written and produced by Alliant Energy, an energy services company based in Madison, Wis. The first PowerHouse episode was aired in September 1996 on KCRG-TV9 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and appears in six broadcast…
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Sealing Leaky Ductwork

You are probably losing conditioned air through leaky ductwork right now. There are many ways to seal exposed ductwork, using mastic or special foil tape, bu...
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The Animals Save the Planet - Energy Efficient Penguin

"Energy saving bulbs use one fifth of the energy of ordinary bulbs." Help the animals save their planet and ours, use energy saving bulbs! http://fartingcow....
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Zoned Systems & Why Bypasses Are Dumb.

"Bypass dampers - they're SOOOO 1982"
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Zoned Systems & Why Bypasses Are Dumb.

John Proctor demonstrates measurements and savings for an AC unit with and without a bypass.
Aug 14
Isaac Savage commented on Tom White's group Trainers and Mentors
"Hi Trainers, I'm seeking curriculum developers to partner with on the creation of a variety of online training content. If interested, fill out this application or contact me directly. Thanks!"
Aug 13
Tom White commented on John Proctor's blog post Bypass Ducts for Zoning -- will they finally die?
"John, I took the liberty of sharing your YouTube Energy Consumption in Zoned Systems video on Home Energy Pros.  Why not join the conversation here or in comments on the video page?"
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Zoned Systems & Why Bypasses Are Dumb.

John Proctor demonstrates measurements and savings for an AC unit with and without a bypass.
Aug 11
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Passive House Revolution - Film Trailer

Looking for energy-efficiency in buildings? There's no need to wait for new technology - Passive House buildings use 80-90% less heating and cooling energy.
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Tom White commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"Ted, I understand and share your concern about the lack of guidance on the part of the "Home Performance" industry on how to bridge from product sales to consultative solutions sales.  I would encourage you to read Mike Rogers'…"
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Main St Nevada City, Historic Victorian energy upgrade story, Balance Point HP, Debra Little

Energy upgrade of historic 1866 Victorian by Gavin Healy & Dan Perunko of Balance Point Home Performance; Nevada City, CA. Extensive retrofit: attic, wall & ...
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Healthy Building Science Animation

Alex Stadtner created Healthy Building Science after more than a decade as an environmental scientist and green building consultant. Environmental Testing, Healthy Building Inspections and Green Building Consulting empower our clients to create more…
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"The home sounds beautiful and worth creative rehabilitation for this century's problems.  There is a brick home at the center of a book "The Arc of Justice" that those interested in Detroit's early 20th Century might…"
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Detroit Rises from the Ashes

On the flight home from ACI’s 2014 National Home Performance Conference, I read Charlie LeDuff’s Detroit: An American Autopsy. It’s a gritty, sad story about the decline of one the greatest U.S. industrial cities. It was fitting that ACI’s conference was held in Detroit–thanks to the growth of the auto and wartime industries in the early 20th century, Detroit was the birthplace of the U.S. middle class. But according to LeDuff, Detroit, which “once led the nation in home ownership,…

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Posted on July 7, 2014 at 4:19pm — 5 Comments

ACI California Home Performance Conference: Mind the Gap

[Cross-posted from the Home Energy magazine blog]

ACI hosted its Regional Home Performance Conference (#acica13) in La Jolla, Calif. last month for approximately 200 attendees and 23 exhibitors. This event comes at a critical juncture as the second phase of Energy Upgrade California (the first was during the ARRA Recovery Act period) is currently ramped up by the Regional Area Networks, the new configuration of…

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Posted on December 12, 2013 at 10:00am

ACI National Home Performance Conference: Setting the Pace for Change

This year ACI held its largest ever national home performance conference in Baltimore, Md.  It was the largest in the number of workshop sessions: over 195 sessions, in 25 thematic tracks; with the largest number of exhibitors (115) and sponsors (48).  

The three themes stood out: a) keep it simple (from the homeowners perspective); b) there is no silver bullet; and c) HVAC is jumping into home performance, maybe not head first, but at least with both feet in a measured…

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Posted on April 18, 2012 at 5:00am

Why We Save: When the Cost of Energy Hits Home

As we work to save energy, one of our goals is to save dollars for consumers. But there are other costs that energy professionals can minimize as well, for example, obtaining and transporting energy and building materials. Knowing that we are helping to minimize these 'external' costs will renew our motivation to save energy, and hopefully inspire home energy users to save…

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Posted on December 13, 2010 at 3:59pm

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At 4:28pm on January 29, 2012, David Eggleton said…

Tom, why did you include Mentors in the name of the group you started?  I ask because none have replied to some questions I raised a year ago.  Do you suppose my hunch about trade secrets was correct?

At 10:39am on April 12, 2011, John Poole said…
Tom, thanks for joining the Historic Home Group, and thanks for directing David Clark to us, as well
At 3:21pm on April 4, 2011, George Beeler said…
Hi Tom, thank you for contacting me.

I am interested. My full case study is online at http://thousandhomechallenge.com/sites/thousandhomechallenge.com/files/user-files/beeler_thc_case_study.pdf I have some refinements I will be adding soon.
Is that too long? I think it is useful to show the staged process that we used plus the context of other major improvements that happened with the EE work.

Thanks for your interest,
George
At 7:43am on November 19, 2010, Peter Troast said…
Thanks Tom. Congratulations on the launch. With every passing day, I'm amazed at the growth and sense of community. Just need a few more hours in the day....
At 3:27pm on November 17, 2010, Build It Green said…
Thanks for the welcome Tom!
At 2:33pm on November 7, 2010, Angela Bowman said…
Thanks, Tom. This looks like a great site; hoping to learn a lot here.
At 4:13pm on September 28, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…
Hi Tom, Great meeting with you today! This is going to be fun!
Don't forget to upload a picture!
At 6:12pm on August 10, 2010, Leslie Jackson said…
nice profile pic...it's so...unisex!

i'd like to invite a few pros i know but will wait until there is more to look at once here.
 
 
 

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