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EE programs SUCK - but it doesn't have to be this way - #oneknob

Started Nov 6, 2014 0 Replies

The numbers and reports keep coming in, residential EE programs from California to Massachusetts are terrible.Work is often mediocre,…Continue

Tags: #oneknob

Rick Gerardi's case for a "Performance Registry"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Dundon Sep 14, 2012. 23 Replies

In NY, HPwES is in serious risk of collapse.  While short term triage "solutions" seem de rigueur, vision for sustainable long term cures, and understanding that masking the illness only allows it to…Continue

SIR minimums, building a culture, an infrastructure based upon lying...

Started this discussion. Last reply by phil jeffers Jan 13, 2012. 4 Replies

SIR minimum requirements create a culture of lying that, if things don't change quickly, will be embedded in the very culture of Home Performance.  We won't have an infrastructure of building…Continue

Tags: design, bad, causes, structural, corruption

 

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tedkidd liked Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
Feb 4
tedkidd replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"The problem is there is no money in NOT performing "Radon Mitigation". Interesting historical perspective by Tom Macy - http://proliberty.com/observer/20020205.htm Excerpt: I loved this…"
Feb 3
tedkidd replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Caoimhín, thank you for your incredibly elegant discussion of risk, cost benefit, and human irrationality when it comes to "unexamined postulates."  In my mind these radon devices compete with mechanical ventilation for…"
Feb 3
tedkidd replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Go ahead, buy the $10,000 helmet, but don't pretend it's a smart decision to ignore valuing the risk you are mitigating. And if you get into the metal helmet business, don't be disappointed when it fails. The market will do some…"
Feb 3
tedkidd replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"John, you would prefer use modeled from rating over actual measured use?"
Feb 3
tedkidd replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Breathtaking logic. I may not be brilliant, but I can recognize it.  This quality of thought and expression bring tears to anybody else's eyes?"
Jan 28
tedkidd replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Rodney, thanks for bringing Caoimhín's work around for another go. The guy is a true scientist, not swayed by FUD. Unfortunately that's the opposite of human nature, particularly as we are taught more and more to just be good…"
Jan 28
tedkidd commented on Chris Dorsi's blog post The Compliance Project
"David I'm sorry but not a lot of evidence "a lot of thought" equates to high quality thought for you, and a lot of ongoing evidence that you fall in love with ideas and are unwilling to acknowledge their faults.  Durability and…"
Jan 27
tedkidd commented on Chris Dorsi's blog post The Compliance Project
"Codes for health and safety are important. You can't compete around this - how would that look - fewest deaths per 100,000 homes built? But where you can use market competition to drive quality, codes are expensive and stupid. It's like…"
Jan 27
tedkidd replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Pat, hopefully by now you are mad. But to be fair, this isn't about you specifically, it's about you as a really good representation of how 99% of contractors think under the current structure. You aren't representing yourself, you…"
Jan 22
tedkidd replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Hypocrite. You can't go ad hominem then complain that others have gone ad hominem. WRT to the work I've done attempting to correct the ship - it's a LOT more than you. Here is a small subset.    NYSERDA conversation 2012…"
Jan 21
tedkidd replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
""I assumed silence and references meant success."  Wow. Assumptive success. That is a terrible answer.Slow down and consider if there is any integrity in that thinking.  Unfortunately it's incredibly common. Funny thing is…"
Jan 21
tedkidd replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"I get the proposal that cutting costs while holding outcomes static increases roi. Yes, you have to illustrate the numbers to prove the hypothesis isn't completely absurd and take the discussion beyond the "hanging out on the couch…"
Jan 20
tedkidd replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"The narrative of this work being cash flow neutral over promises, leading to under delivery and bad faith. Do the math. EE is not replacing an expense with a capital cost without changing cash flow. We need to stop telling homeowners that's…"
Jan 19
tedkidd replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"So let me see if I understand this Pat - you think there's a magic way to have your cake and eat it too? Do I understand correctly you are proposing to not bother with the audit, modeling, or design? Just do a bunch of arbitrary work and the…"
Jan 19
tedkidd replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"The failure is the presumption that these projects have the strength to self fund. Do the math. $35 a month takes 50 years to pay for a $15,000 job. This is one reason NYSERDA doesn't track results. The math doesn't reconcile to BS…"
Jan 18

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TRACKING RESULTS - Making Excellence A Competitive Advantage

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 8:00am 2 Comments

Promises of savings without tracking DRIVES ME NUTS.  People are being harmed and we don't have any idea how big the harm is.  Comprehensive Home Performance really takes off once you connect tracking results because now you can offer a thing very rare.  

You can offer TRUTH.  You can offer PROOF that what you say will happen, will happen.  Delivering the "5th 

How do we create pressure for Utilities to open up their data so tracking can be automated?…

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Great Home Energy Magazine HPwES article.

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Great article.  I think Courtney Moriarta may be one of the brilliant original designers of Comprehensive Home Performance:

Home Energy Magazine - Home Performance with Energy Star :: Home Performance with Energy Star - Looking Back to See the Future 

Hopefully the current obsession with "cost effectiveness" will soon be replaced with focus on Comprehensive…

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At 1:10pm on October 6, 2014, Better Buildings Support said…

Welcome to the Better Buildings Residential Network group. We encourage you to share ideas, exchange materials, and connect with others about topics in energy efficiency. You can also register for a Peer Exchange Call or view call summaries.

 

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At 1:01pm on June 14, 2013, Melissa Baldridge said…

Thanks for the friend request, Tedd.  And for the awesome work you do - I feel your passion and care every time you post.

With warm regards,

Melissa

At 8:20am on September 17, 2012, Curt Kinder said…

That's very kind of you to say.

At 1:00pm on September 23, 2011, David Eggleton said…
Welcome to the 1000 Home Challenge group, Ted.  As the project moves out from the pilot phase, much of interest will emerge!  At any time, send me nominations for the Resources section of the group's page.
At 12:14pm on May 18, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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