Alice La Pierre
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Alice La Pierre liked Dave Robinson's discussion Can We PLEASE Stop Calling Them “Ductless”
Feb 8
Alice La Pierre liked Linda Wigington's discussion Congrats Ceniceros Household! 26th Project to Officially Meet 1000 Home Challenge
Feb 8
Alice La Pierre liked Diane Chojnowski's discussion Now you can "LIKE" posts on Home Energy Pros!
Feb 8
Alice La Pierre replied to Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion How Would You Weatherize this Historic Home?
"Hi Bob, That's great info -- do you know the name of the paper published by the NPS?  Or when it was published? The pest protection using rock salt is interesting too -- I'm guessing there was a lot of rock salt used; otherwise, it…"
Oct 30, 2015
Alice La Pierre replied to Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion How Would You Weatherize this Historic Home?
"Hi Dennis, Which foam would that be?  One of the soy-based ones?  I've had foam installed in both residential and commercial buildings, and hadn't ever heard of this as an issue, even in foam roofs.  I'd love to know…"
Oct 29, 2015
Alice La Pierre replied to Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion How Would You Weatherize this Historic Home?
"Hello Aaron, Well, this certainly presents more problems than most homes in terms of weatherizing!  If you insulate, and don't add some kind of vapor barrier, then you could accidentally trap moisture in pockets, which would be…"
Oct 26, 2015
Alice La Pierre replied to Stefan Peter-Contesse's discussion Return Possum in the group Hall of Shame
"Wow.  I am just stumbling upon this now in 2015.  "Return Possum" caught my attention.  Please tell us you fixed this. Great photo -- beats most of the animal-related issues I've seen."
Oct 26, 2015
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In this group, members share an array of images from the field, showing the kinds of issues encountered by home performance professionals in real homes. Each tells a story of how hidden (but fixable) problems in homes can cause high energy bills.
Oct 26, 2015
Alice La Pierre commented on Daina Martin's blog post 5 Appliances that will Save You Money and Energy
"Daina, thank you so much for the information on the new washing machines.  I know that capacity has been an issue in many models, as well as the spin-dry speeds.  This is good information to have, especially since these machines are not…"
Oct 8, 2015
Alice La Pierre replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Congrats Ceniceros Household! 26th Project to Officially Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Yes, Bruce, please answer the noise question.  I hadn't considered that, and it could be a deal-breaker, since ours is also located in the center of our house.  Did you also have to run a separate circuit (20 AMP?) from your breaker…"
Mar 20, 2015
Alice La Pierre replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Congrats Ceniceros Household! 26th Project to Officially Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Wow, Bruce!  The 79% overall reduction is truly impressive, especially since you have children.  I think natural gas reduction is the hardest; everyone loves hot water, and if you have a gas stove, you have no choice for cooking, other…"
Mar 20, 2015
Alice La Pierre replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"If it meets the code, you are fine.  All they do is follow the code.  For my project, there was nothing in the code that said I couldn't build a second wall over the first, as long as I had support for the new windows, and that the…"
Apr 28, 2014
Alice La Pierre replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Hello Kaushal, With regareds to George Nesbitt's comments on my house (he is an EXCELLENT resource, BTW!), yes, the western wall was only "doubled" up to the chimney, and a window next to the chimney that sits on the corner of the…"
Apr 28, 2014
Alice La Pierre replied to Scott Willenbrock's discussion clothes dryer: vented or ventless? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Hello Scott!   The electric ventless dryer will, indeed, keep the heat in the house, but it will also keep the moisture from the wet clothing, bedding, etc, in the house.  You may be setting yourself up for a future mold problem, depending…"
Jan 10, 2014
Alice La Pierre replied to James White's discussion Transient Heat Transfer Analysis in the group Building Simulations
"This is a nice graphic.  I have a question on how you captured the data -- did you set temperature probes at increasing depths into the brick wall, or are these extrapolated from the delta between interior and exterior temperatures?  Thank…"
Dec 10, 2013
Alice La Pierre joined James White's group
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Dec 10, 2013

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City of Berkeley Office of Energy and Sustainable Development
Professional Certification
Architect, Building Scientist, HERS, CBPCA Professional
Professional Interests
Residential and Commercial building science, moisture physics, IAQ and health

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At 2:25pm on November 2, 2010, Carol A. Markell said…
Alice, if you send me the WEEnet list, I'll send out. I can't ever get into base camp

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