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Rick Gerardi's case for a "Performance Registry"
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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

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

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

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

 

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tedkidd replied to Christopher Talarico's discussion Heating with Tankless Water Heater & Hydronic Air Handler vs. Gas Furnace
"Nice posts Steven and Eric.   Scale on my combi is a recurring problem.  Attaching boilers to ahu's seems to excite tinkerers, but nobody seems able to make a case there us any extra juice from all the extra squeezing.…"
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tedkidd replied to Christopher Talarico's discussion Heating with Tankless Water Heater & Hydronic Air Handler vs. Gas Furnace
"What are you hoping to save?  Have you done any calculations?   How big is the house? Occupancy?  Just put in a high efficiency air source heat pump and an electric water heater and save yourself a meter charge.  Gas will not…"
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tedkidd commented on Christopher Morin's blog post UPDATED: Big Changes for Duct Testing in MA
"Wait!  4% total leakage or 4% leakage to outdoors? "
Aug 26
tedkidd commented on Christopher Morin's blog post UPDATED: Big Changes for Duct Testing in MA
"lol.  ya think?   I guess it depends on what QC measures exist.  Also, what will be the definition of, and penalty for, lying?  Will anybody be caught?  Will public examples be made?  Or is this another hope for the…"
Aug 25
tedkidd commented on Tom White's video
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Zoned Systems & Why Bypasses Are Dumb.

"Bypass dampers - they're SOOOO 1982"
Aug 14
tedkidd commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Learning Applied Building Science is Still Hard to Do
"8-0   (icon for wideeyes?) Nicely written David!  Supply side economics is bunk.   Consumers want certainty, not risk.  Market transformation for Home Performance will occur, and only occur, when it has the certainty that solar…"
Aug 11
tedkidd commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Learning Applied Building Science is Still Hard to Do
""The building science of energy efficiency has naturally evolved over 20 years." And it shifts with every client, home, and with changes to costs.  Thinking rigidly about what "should" be done without considering how these…"
Aug 11
tedkidd replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Stop Squeezing it, There's NO JUICE IN THAT ORANGE! Funny tweet from Summer Camp:  "A system is fundamentally better if it's more Simple, Repeatable, Reliable, and Lasting" - J. Wells #bscamp Simple?  (teach…"
Aug 5
tedkidd replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Well put David.  Horse and buggy used to be a primary transport.  The world has moved on."
Aug 5
tedkidd replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Got a crappy house?  FIX THE HOUSE! Got crappy AC?  FIX THE AC! WHF are best for people too cheap to fix things.  People looking for shortcuts.  Go ahead if you don't have AC and don't have combustion appliances.…"
Aug 5
tedkidd replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Charlie,  IS THE JUICE WORTH THE SQUEEZE?  What are we saving?  Show me the numbers!   Buying something you want then placing the label "energy saving" on it without proof is harmful to the energy efficiency industry.…"
Aug 5
tedkidd replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"I'm not accusing, I'm asking what you are implying with your numbers.  What do they mean?  What do you think they mean?  If they are meaningless, why did you present them?   "
Aug 4
tedkidd replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"You see the whole house fan as a great option because why?  You have given a couple reasons not to install one, but no concrete reason to install one.  You would like to reduce your AC cost from what to what?   For folks with AC, or…"
Aug 4
tedkidd replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Are implying a whole house fan saves 15x the energy over air conditioning?   The average fish swims.  Cows go mooooo.  My statements are at least honest don't attempt or pretend to be relevant or connected.   Did you…"
Aug 4
tedkidd commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"Absolutely agree Ben, "How much do I use, how much do others use, and what is my reasonable opportunity to save" are the entry questions we seem to sometimes forget.   How cool would it be if this: http://bit.ly/gainsvillegreen…"
Jul 31
tedkidd commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"OMG, you are one of those myopic thinkers are you? Others do it better therefore drastic action is required?   Are you even listening to yourself?  Your argument is all over the place and full of fallacy and absurdity.  Justin…"
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TRACKING RESULTS - Making Excellence A Competitive Advantage

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

Great Home Energy Magazine HPwES article.

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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Posted on November 24, 2012 at 7:00pm

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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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