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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

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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 replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Poll: How confident do you feel about the future of home performance?
"Words are jargon until they become common. They become common when they refer to something mainstream society has accepted as useful. I submit that Home Performance will become common when it has proven value in solving problems. Back to the…"
10 hours ago
tedkidd replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Poll: How confident do you feel about the future of home performance?
"Google doesn't see anything changing: https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=air%20conditioning%2C%20heating%2C%20home%20performance&cmpt=q&tz=Etc%2FGMT%2B4 What makes people optimistic, love to hear...  "
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tedkidd commented on John Nicholas's blog post Indoor Air - How do you measure if it is Healthy?
"NICE JOB JOHN! Folks, d What characteristics would make these devices "recommendable" in your minds? Do you ever see yourself selling these devices? Under what circumstances? What would the devices have to do for you and for your…"
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tedkidd liked John Nicholas's blog post Indoor Air - How do you measure if it is Healthy?
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tedkidd replied to Michael D'Arcy's discussion Small video we created to promote Home Performance
"Great! So those are results measured a year after work, not modeled? That makes you a rare bird! Love to see those results! And your tracking tools! Of course you can remove name and street address of your projects. Also love to see your modeled…"
Jun 30
tedkidd replied to Michael D'Arcy's discussion Small video we created to promote Home Performance
""Average savings $700" "Helps you avoid deciding between energy bills, and groceries" Packed with all NYSERDA's false claims and bureaucratic accountability avoidance. Have you ever TRACKED these outcomes to the bold…"
Jun 30
tedkidd liked Amber Vignieri's blog post Elevate Energy Mythbusters: Windows & Attics Edition
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tedkidd liked Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
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tedkidd replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Poll: What is you favorite or most important home performance diagnostic or measurement tool?
"Blower door. Hands down.  Without my IR camera I can still get great results.  Without my blower door, my IR camera is near worthless (beyond being a sales gimmick. Gimmicks don't work well with our sales process because we heavily…"
Jun 16
tedkidd commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Thanks for posting this Paul! We have a Nuwave. Yep, induction is better.  Since we are using so many gas meters for skeet practice, we needed to be able to confidently tell people that beyond the indoor air quality improvement. Induction is…"
Jun 16
tedkidd commented on Diane Chojnowski's event Better Buildings Peer Exchange Call: Roadmap for Integrating Health and Home Performance
"This is great!  We are really trying to figure this out - http://bit.ly/ResIAQmon - the opportunity to help consumers is big so long as you have no programs to compete against. IAQ has no "return on investment" or…"
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tedkidd replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"bit.ly/ESHPhabitat1 our habitat project -mostly dirt floor..."
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tedkidd replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"While my leanings are towards Brian's camp, there is way too little information to provide any meaningful advice.  Share more about the current conditions, project problems, budget, climate, uncorrected client biases and misinformation,…"
May 26
tedkidd replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Tom,  "My Dad was a Doctor" and "High levels of radiation at Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed people" are not meaningful rebuttals to the position that data show low levels of radiation appear to be harmless, or that the data…"
Mar 19

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Energy Efficiency Specialists, LLC.
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Crunching the numbers. Beating the savings projections by getting the crews excited about their work.
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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…

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. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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