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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

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

 

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tedkidd replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Richard, I don't "Know" that the earth is not flat, but I'm pretty confident it is not.   If you are unable to see more than one problem at a time, your solutions will be pretty myopic and in solving one problem you are…"
Thursday
tedkidd commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"I'm all for cost effectiveness testing. I think public dollars should be spent cost effectively, and given the current state of the industry (30-60% realization rates!?) cost effectiveness is being grossly overstated, consumers are being lied…"
Jul 19
tedkidd replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Sigh, when?  I don't know. Testing? Actually I have done a number of air advice tests.  No correlation between tight or looseness and iaq.  Surprised me. Statistically significant, no, but I ALWAYS recommend mechanical…"
Jul 17
tedkidd replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Richard's thinking seems a bit disjointed:   Houses are too tight making people sick, but outdoor air is somehow worse than indoor air and that makes people sick, therefore tightening houses has gone too far.. Control is what is missing.…"
Jul 17
tedkidd replied to Jon LaMonte's discussion Are Zoned Heating/Cooling Systems a Good or Bad Idea? in the group HVAC
"The problem isn't just the builder.  Everyone here has some flat earth "conventional wisdom" assumptions that are pure superstitious beliefs.     A big problem is your perception of how AC should perform, and complete…"
Jul 3
tedkidd commented on David Byrnes's blog post Strategies To Keep Millennials At Their Peak Performance In A Home Performance Company
"5. Lead with unimpeachable integrity, and support those who chose the honest path over the expedient one. "Do as I say not as I do" puts all the rest on sandy foundation."
Jul 3
tedkidd replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion On the Question of Airtightness and Energy Performance
"Kaushal, that is the typical ignorant place we all came from.  Given your account of the conversation, the extent of her expertise may be she bought a hat that says "energy expert" on it.  I doubt she's ever been involve in…"
Jun 19
tedkidd replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion On the Question of Airtightness and Energy Performance
"Does the house have hvac?  Then it matters, period.   You are right, it does not.  Slow down and think before leaving harmful advice.  "Eh, maybe it doesnt matter in this climate" is low quality or low integrity…"
Jun 5
tedkidd replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion On the Question of Airtightness and Energy Performance
"Sounds like he wants to sell you what is easy for him, not what you need. Try opening 2 windows, leave them open all the time.  In fact, remove ve the screens.  Now you certainly have a leaky house.  Let us know how that expert…"
Jun 5
tedkidd replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
"So I would not ever presume to be expert in engineering, and would be cautious holding myself out as knowing more about that field that I am NOT more than tangentially involved in because I recognize there is more to it than I can get from staying…"
May 27
tedkidd replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
"Dennis, A combustion device that requires continuous make-up air means the device is sucking unconditioned air into the building.  This is a latent energy, sensible energy and control penalty.  Vague quantifiers like "small heat…"
May 27
tedkidd replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
"Low efficiency natural draft water heaters have all kinds of unmeasured costs and overstated benefits.  Once you've seen utility bills from a few hundred houses, the pattern becomes clear.  Devices that inefficiently burn a product…"
May 27
tedkidd replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
"Nope, Not any more.   1/2 inch gas line:  http://bit.ly/npeAhalfinchgasline I hope this doesn't devolve into arguments of cost.  Parroting supply house cost is NOT informative.  Water heaters at the supply house counter…"
May 23
tedkidd replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
"This seems like discussion about how to make the Emperors suit more elegant.   But maybe we need to move this conversation from 2004 to 2014 first: Navien - negative pressure gas valve, no gas pipe change required. Navien - buffer tank and…"
May 23
tedkidd replied to daniel manriquez's discussion Thermostat set points
"Hi John, That is stretching me a fair distance outside my expertise.  Let me convey the idea, then you can design to it: Imagine you have a milk jug with a few holes in it.  You want to keep it 1/2 full of water and place it under a tap.…"
May 16
tedkidd replied to daniel manriquez's discussion Thermostat set points
"The best equipment for doing this "communicating" equipment.  I'm most familiar with Carrier Infinity series, but American Standard and Goodman offer similar control I believe. Infinity can manage airflow and staging.  This…"
May 15

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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.
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