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Hi, I'd like to qualify for a BPI Certification, does anybody have experience in achieving BPI Certification success by educating themselves from resources available in the public domain as opposed…Continue

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David Williams commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post HOW DO YOU MONITOR AND TRACK BUILDING ENERGY USE
"Good data will provide good analysis.  Monthly energy bills and weather data from a local airport will only get you in the same town as the ball park.  Actual delta T's and hourly fuel consumption will get you to home plate. The…"
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Bijou Lulla commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post HOW DO YOU MONITOR AND TRACK BUILDING ENERGY USE
"David, Sounds like a lot of work; have you used Energy Star Portfolio and any online tracking tools?"
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David Williams commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post HOW DO YOU MONITOR AND TRACK BUILDING ENERGY USE
"Semi automatic-  I collect hourly energy use data using a TED 5000 for electric use and Lascar EL-USB-5 event data logger that is connected to the pulse output of an Elster BK-4G diaphragm meter for LPG usage.  Environmental data is…"
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Sean Shanley commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post HOW DO YOU MONITOR AND TRACK BUILDING ENERGY USE
"Hi Bijou, Thanks for the repost of our recent WegoWise blog article!"
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HOW DO YOU MONITOR AND TRACK BUILDING ENERGY USE

 Excessive utility usage can often go unnoticed without an effective method for tracking. Tracking the energy and water usage in your multifamily building(s) is a good way to spot potential problems and it’s good for your bottom line! There are many ways a property manager or owner can track utility usage, each with…See More
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HOW DO YOU MONITOR AND TRACK BUILDING ENERGY USE

 Excessive utility usage can often go unnoticed without an effective method for tracking. Tracking the energy and water usage in your multifamily building(s) is a good way to spot potential problems and it’s good for your bottom line! There are many ways a property manager or owner can track utility usage, each with…See More
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Bijou Lulla commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFITS.....IN NUMBERS WE TRUST
"Nate, you have a point, consumers usually don't look at ROI as a measure, they view 'comfort' as a metric. But again, how many customers are proactive in doing 'energy-efficiency' upgrades, customers are mainly reactive…"
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Bijou Lulla commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post A CHEAT SHEET FOR ENERGY MODELLING OLD HOMES
"There is usually no right or wrong answers for these things, modelling and delivering energy savings is much an effort of 'art' and 'science'. Every house is different, and climate patterns are becoming more unpredictable going…"
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tedkidd commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post A CHEAT SHEET FOR ENERGY MODELLING OLD HOMES
"Nice post Jeff. Some high level insights.  Are you tracking your project savings? Are you comparing them to projected savings? Can I see those numbers? "
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Jeff Martin commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post A CHEAT SHEET FOR ENERGY MODELLING OLD HOMES
"I'm in Syracuse,NY.  Our HPwES program here require models to be "trued" up to actual usage we must obtain from the customer.  We use TREAT which calculates it's own usage, you can't enter it.  When the model…"
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tedkidd commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post A CHEAT SHEET FOR ENERGY MODELLING OLD HOMES
"Wrong. You nicely illustrate the where, but not the why. The biggest errors occur because modeling accurately is more work, there is little to no incentive to model accurately, and in many cases there IS incentive to overstate savings. To solve…"
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Nick Semon commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post A CHEAT SHEET FOR ENERGY MODELLING OLD HOMES
"You bring up some really excellent points.  Many of the homes in my area are very old and certainly tick most of the boxes in your post.  In particular, I'm curious about how you deal with low estimates for thermal regain.  I can…"
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Nate Adams commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFITS.....IN NUMBERS WE TRUST
"Who are our clients? Utilities or consumers? If utilities are footing most of the bill, it seems difficult to show ROI in energy savings. If consumers are paying for the lion's share of upgrades, for reasons other than efficiency, and their…"
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A CHEAT SHEET FOR ENERGY MODELLING OLD HOMES

Sustainable Energi SolutionsThe biggest errors occur in modeling estimates of energy use in older homes; usually post-retrofit energy use is pretty close to modeled estimates, but pre-retrofit use is dramatically overestimated because of…See More
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFITS.....IN NUMBERS WE TRUST

There has been much ado about the recent paper published by E2e; Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program, the final word on which is yet to be written.Decades of experience and verification prove energy efficiency programs deliver huge benefits to consumers and the environment - and these benefits far exceed the costs. But numbers can be distorted and therein is the bane of Energy efficiency projects.E2e has some heavy duty sponsors;…See More
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Posted on July 8, 2015 at 1:18am — 5 Comments

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFITS.....IN NUMBERS WE TRUST

There has been much ado about the recent paper published by E2e; Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program, the final word on which is yet to be written.

Decades of experience and verification prove energy efficiency programs deliver huge benefits to consumers and the environment - and these benefits far exceed the costs. But numbers can be distorted and therein is the bane of Energy efficiency projects.

E2e has some heavy…

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Posted on July 5, 2015 at 5:05pm — 2 Comments

ASHRAE Auditor

Hello,

I am looking to team up with an ASHRAE certified auditor on a professional basis.

I am offering Commercial Energy Efficiency solutions under the CA PACE program, for which an ASHRAE audit is required to access PACE funds. 

I will prefer to work with an associate in the San Francisco Bay Area

On your interest we can exchange more information. Thank-you for your consideration. 

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:53pm

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Thanks for Connect!  Hope you have been doing well in business. We are dealing with residential house windows and doors installation and replacement Company in Long Beach, Anaheim and Pasadena. Looking forward for your update with photos, videos and upcoming events! 

 
 
 

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