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Has anyone heard of Greenlet? Me neither until today
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Good afternoon, I just signed up for a pilot program that monitors and regulates electricity consumption during peak demand loads for A/C window units,  washer,dryer done through ComED, the Citizens…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by randy tolowski Aug 23, 2012.

Spreadsheets for Manual J, etc from ACCA website FREE
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I just found these on the ACCA website they are free with no malware. take a lookContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rod Fox Jul 26, 2012.

Software and Audits
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Good afternoon,  Anyone out there using eQuest, EnergyPlus, Sketchup in retrofit audits? If so how. I know these programs are great for design of new structures, so how can we use them for retrofit?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Jul 26, 2012.

waste of time and material
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If you put housewrap on like this what benefit is there?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Voytovich Jun 28, 2012.

 

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"What measures are best bang for the buck in what we've seen over the past 5 yrs, avg homeowner $1000 or less"
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May 8, 2013
Dennis Heidner replied to randy tolowski's discussion Why is this picture important in understanding moisture in buildings?
"I recognize this is an OLD OLD post,  but there are additional reasons for using cisterns -- even in the rainy Seattle area. 1.  Landscape watering - during the dry summer season... seems real crazy but we've had water rationing…"
May 3, 2013
randy tolowski commented on Glen Gallo's blog post Mechanical Ventilation
"Love it Glen, We have an attic. I am a carpenter by trade, neat won't be a problem I'm a cabinetmaker, easy I don't know the meaning of easy.(I would use screws with plugs to match the grain of the sash instead of nails). I'm…"
Sep 1, 2012
randy tolowski commented on Glen Gallo's blog post Mechanical Ventilation
"Hi Glen, what would be your recommendation for a 1950ish cape cod brick with hydronic heat(radiators) with A/C window units. no bath exhaust, no kitchen hood exhaust. It's been sealed tight I'm trying to ventilate it right. Any suggestions…"
Sep 1, 2012
randy tolowski replied to Glen Gallo's discussion “I don’t get it why would we want to make the house so tight that you would need ventilation?”
"Good morning Don, will it have ventilation strategies for homes that are hydronic (radiators) with window A/C units?"
Aug 27, 2012
randy tolowski replied to randy tolowski's discussion Has anyone heard of Greenlet? Me neither until today
"Yes it is a one time thing. As far as dishonesty, I don't know how it would be advantageous to hook the A/C to a different outlet. I feel that by seeing exactly what the A/C is using I can make an informed decision on whether or not I need to…"
Aug 23, 2012
Bob Blanchette replied to randy tolowski's discussion Has anyone heard of Greenlet? Me neither until today
"Is the $20 a 1 time thing or does it repeat every month? Is there a way to prevent dishonesty such as hooking up the A/C to a different outlet?"
Aug 20, 2012
randy tolowski replied to randy tolowski's discussion Has anyone heard of Greenlet? Me neither until today
"I went onto the site and it is running. I started a load of laundry and it is showing 577w real time 433w for A/C in kitchen and 749w for living room. so it does show real time usage on the major appliance loads (not the fridge) By plugging in a…"
Aug 20, 2012
randy tolowski replied to randy tolowski's discussion Has anyone heard of Greenlet? Me neither until today
"There is Bob, you get $20 per window unit for participation in the program. You also have some sort of energy use information tied into ComED. I will have to wait until the end of the month for energy use info. It has been rather cool here so I…"
Aug 20, 2012
Bob Blanchette replied to randy tolowski's discussion Has anyone heard of Greenlet? Me neither until today
"Is there any financial incentive for customers to install the devices in their homes? "
Aug 17, 2012
randy tolowski replied to randy tolowski's discussion Has anyone heard of Greenlet? Me neither until today
"I think gearing for"
Aug 17, 2012
Bob Blanchette replied to randy tolowski's discussion Has anyone heard of Greenlet? Me neither until today
"Sounds very much like what OG&E is doing with smarthours. The main difference is OG&E is going for the "big boy" the central A/C unit. Professional installation of the thermostat is required but it's provided to customers free…"
Aug 17, 2012
randy tolowski replied to randy tolowski's discussion Has anyone heard of Greenlet? Me neither until today
"I just received the greenlet package tis is the plugin to the outlet "
Aug 13, 2012
randy tolowski replied to Geary Morris's discussion National "Training Mill" Canned by BPI
"Leslie McDowell wrote on Linkedin "It’s important to note that all training organizations that offer classes to prepare for BPI exams offer them independently of BPI, so BPI’s decisions regarding its relationship with proctors and…"
Aug 9, 2012
randy tolowski replied to Geary Morris's discussion National "Training Mill" Canned by BPI
"I just spoke with someone from clean edison in new york. They said they were still testing training etc. I then directed him to the discussion on Linkedin and said I did not want to see their business affected if this were not true. He said he would…"
Aug 8, 2012

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At 2:23pm on July 23, 2012, Wolfgang Feist said…

Thank's fpor the welcome!

At 5:29am on January 28, 2012, David Eggleton said…

You wrote: "is this another do nothing site like most of these discussons"

Bear in mind that you placed your question under a one word title in view of 8 people!  I suggest a re-post outside the group, with a 4+ word title.

My experience is that this is not a do nothing site.

At 12:06pm on July 25, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Randy,

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. (I see you've already started! Great stuff!) If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. And add your location on our Member Map!


Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

At 9:17am on July 25, 2011, Gio Robson said…

Happy to try to answer any questions you have! From "Little Chicago", Winnipeg,

 

Gio

 
 
 

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