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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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Rebirth Realty: Restoring Detroit properties for Venture for America Fellows

Its been a long, cold winter, but we've made significant progress in the restoration of 760 Virginia Park. Join Tim Dingman on a walkthrough to see what we've done.
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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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Healthy Building Science Animation

Alex Stadtner created Healthy Building Science after more than a decade as an environmental scientist and green building consultant. The company has grown into a thriving small business since its founding in 2009. Environmental Testing, Healthy…
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RESNET 2014 General Session "Power of Performance"

Opening (Steve Baden, RESNET Executive Director); 03:22 Jim Peterson, RESNET President ;09:05 Michelle Wagner; 15:53 Steve Baden "New Morning" 49:36 David...
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Tom White shared Cortney Krauss's blog post on Twitter
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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 & ...
Mar 20
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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 & ...
Mar 17
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RESNET 2014 General Session "Power of Performance"

00:36 Opening (Steve Baden, RESNET Executive Director) 03:22 Jim Peterson, RESNET President 09:05 Michelle Wagner 15:53 Steve Baden "New Morning" 49:36 David...
Mar 15
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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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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—a...
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Exploring Energy Efficiency & Alternatives: An Educators' Toolkit

A self-guided, self-contained teaching toolkit for non-biased, research-based information on energy efficiency and small renewable energy technologies for home, farm, and ranch. The toolkit provides teaching options for all levels of energy…
Mar 6
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Exploring Energy Efficiency & Alternatives (E3A) Promo

Produced by Montana State University Extension and the Montana Weatherization Training Center
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Mechanical Ventilation and ASHRAE 62 2 2013

As homes become increasingly tight, mechanical ventilation increases in importance. National building codes, standards and programs are requiring the design,...
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Knob and tube wiring

"Yikes!  Is the burnt fiber backing the result of ground fault to the duct through the old wiring insulation?"
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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

What's Next for Weatherization: Pioneers in Community Energy Leadership

At the recent NCAF Energy Leveraging conference, one of the big questions on the minds of attendees was how do we keep over 1700 weatherization subgrantees alive after the ARRA stimulus funding runs out? As Bob Adams, Program Lead with the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program, said,"We don't want [the unemployment of weatherization staff] to be our post-ARRA legacy. The crystal ball is really cloudy, but there are a lot of believers who are… Continue

Posted on November 21, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

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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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