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What if more efficient homes were actually worth more?

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originally posted here What if it was easy to find out how much energy a home…Continue

Home Performance is Failing - let's turn that around?

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Originally posted here Home performance is failing, yet there is a large…Continue

Dear DOE, PACE sucks - please fix or make it go away...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus on Monday. 3 Replies

Who thinks Energy Efficiency is having a hard enough time gaining traction due to lack of credibility and accountability for performance already, we don't need specious forms of financing further…Continue

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

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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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tedkidd commented on Amber Vignieri's blog post Chicago Winter No Match for Retrofitted Logan Square Building
"This case study is an example of how hard it is simply to do a compelling case study. Everyone has to make up on their own, and good design is really hard. Furthermore, this effort is ostensibly cost without compensation. A pure…"
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Eric Kjelshus replied to tedkidd's discussion Dear DOE, PACE sucks - please fix or make it go away...
"Most HVAC system upgrade - change outs and attic seals-R-49 end up $20-30K   Most house - holds just have $4-6K cash to put into a large repairs.   So I sell cost per MO"
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Bud Poll replied to tedkidd's discussion Dear DOE, PACE sucks - please fix or make it go away...
"Thanks Ted, It has been awhile since they tried Pace in my community and it did not go very well.  I admit i haven't and will not need to review their program as it is being offered now, but what I saw was a lot of extra requirements for…"
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Barbara Smith replied to tedkidd's discussion Dear DOE, PACE sucks - please fix or make it go away...
"What I have heard is that the presence of PACE in a jurisdiction has encouraged other entities and programs to step up and provide better financing for EE improvements."
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Aug 20
tedkidd replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"Green Grass (wet) climates - not Arizona. A ventilating dehumidifier and positive pressure strategy will provide drying potential to homes in moist climates, helping avoid mold and other long term moisture related problems. VOC off gassing is lower…"
Aug 18
tedkidd replied to Tom Barrett's discussion Shell Sealing Limits to Existing Homes
"Love Walter! But as of 8/11/16 you might want to stop recommending HRV/erv in Cleveland. We are tracking our jobs after, and they are exacerbating humidity management problems. erv cores don't dry incoming enough, air is still too wet. We…"
Aug 11
tedkidd replied to Tom Barrett's discussion Shell Sealing Limits to Existing Homes
"Make it as tight as you can with the budget you have. Always, always, always recommend 4" filtration and mechanical ventilation, and in humid climates always recommend ventilating dehumidifiers. If problems arise later, you will want that…"
Aug 11
tedkidd replied to Larry Nissman's discussion Foam insulation on attic floor
"Larry, are they trying to assign blame? If so, it's a bit like blaming the foot for Colin cancer. If this was a prescriptive job and not a home performance job, you can't blame the insulation guy for the homeowners improper operation of…"
Aug 11
tedkidd replied to Rob Madden, Solar Home Broker's discussion Indoor Air Quality Monitors and Meters
"Yep, steep price but you will learn a lot. We are hoping these new devices that homeowners can own will be even better. Instead of providing a 4-6 day snapshot, the will provide a continuous window into indoor conditions. And they will help us…"
Jul 28
tedkidd replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"We don't recommend ERV's anymore. If you are in a green grass climate ventilating dehumidifier helps solve problems without creating them. Data log before and after to understand what has been accomplished."
Jul 28
tedkidd replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Poll: How confident do you feel about the future of home performance?
"Thank you for sharing this trend! Full disclosure, I did NOT ask Bob to post that! If you have 2 energy meters, which is readily removable and which will we likely always have? We've seen this trend and use Meter fee savings (often greater…"
Jul 25
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…"
Jul 23
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...  "
Jul 21

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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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