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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 Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"Lizzy bought one of those NuWave induction stoves.  I've always hated electric and loved gas.   I guess I have bias against induction that I wasn't aware of because even though there are all types of reviews raving about…"
Apr 13
tedkidd replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?
"Interesting. I like the idea of reward. I'd like to see the reward in the form of allowing larger fixed fees rather than just a hike to the cost on consumption side. Something that says "we are shifting your incentives away from reward…"
Apr 6
tedkidd replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?
"So, first measure opportunity to determine if efforts are worthwhile:  http://bit.ly/Homescale And if they are - in NY we have On Bill Recovery Financing: http://bit.ly/kCFyjq And is some areas, the Utility will provide the capital equal to…"
Apr 5
tedkidd replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?
"People selling products find out budget at the end. People selling solutions find out budget up front. We sell solutions. Comprehensive home performance is selling solutions. Helping people arrive at budget is a critically important part of our…"
Apr 5
tedkidd replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?
"If the "why" of your initial visit includes comfort or control, your solution is likely to fail if your equipment just went from 50% oversized to 150% oversized.   Those simple mistakes create a big opening for those who come behind…"
Apr 4
tedkidd replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?
"Nicely put Griffin.   Matthew - trying to squeeze every last bit of life out of equipment is often analogous to attempting to squeeze a little bit more juice out of an orange when you have a whole lot of juicy oranges on the ground getting…"
Apr 4
tedkidd replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?
"Shawna,  It's really amazing how people will come in, get only a tiny cursory understanding of the clients needs and objectives, and start mucking with a comprehensive design plan.  Funny you mention Mini-splits.  That's…"
Mar 27
tedkidd replied to Jennifer Weiss's discussion Looking for Residential Energy Usage Data Tracking Alternatives
"I see these b"blame it on behavior" fallacies all the time. Usually from people who have little home performance or energy efficiency. Bottom line is dead on. Anyone else find hypocracy of the earlier completely unmeasured…"
Mar 20
tedkidd replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Which is the valid draft test?
"... and one of the things that makes dg700 such a cool tool."
Mar 12
tedkidd replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Which is the valid draft test?
"Is it a valid draft test without both numbers?"
Mar 12
tedkidd replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Which is the valid draft test?
"Where is the 2nd hose measuring caz depressurization?"
Mar 12
tedkidd replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Which is the valid draft test?
"Too cryptic, sorry.   Shouldn't there be another tube and another pressure being measured?..."
Mar 12
tedkidd replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Which is the valid draft test?
"Isn't there a measurement missing here?..."
Mar 12
tedkidd replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade
"I've only tracked one non comprehensive project, but it did have significant results.  All duct was within the envelope, the equipment was downsized making the duct more appropriate (static ranged .15-.4), and AC was downsized to a 2 stage…"
Mar 11
tedkidd replied to Craig McManus's discussion How well does airkrete work and can it be sprayed under roof decks using the webbing. is there a safer spray foam
"If you want meaningful answers you'll need to compose your questions a little better:   to vague (define comparatives for "well"), no, you can do vertical walls but I wouldn't attempt to do slopes that way, it's not a…"
Mar 10
tedkidd replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?
"It all comes down to pain.  What problems do they want to solve, and how much are they willing or able to spend?  Have you done a good job helping them understand their problems and helped them arrive at a comfortable budget for addressing…"
Mar 10

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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

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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