In California the prevalent and rebate or incentive sanctioned model to perform a whole house performance upgrade usually requires places holder of the General B Contractor's license as the program…Continue
"IIt appears that BayREN (San Francisco Bay area Regional Energy Network) is working with the developers at EnergySoft (Novato, CA - Energy Pro) to create a MF energy auditing component for use in their energy upgrade California program.…"
For too long there has been relatively little EE focus on multifamily, but some new programs have recently started. This group gives us a venue to share our experiences on cost effective audit & retrofit strategies and analysis tool needs.See More
"Last month a copper pipe located above the thermal boundary in my home froze and split, while we were away for three weeks. A portion of the pipe insulation had fallen off exposing a section. We returned to find six inches of water flooding the…"
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.
In California the prevalent and rebate or incentive sanctioned model to perform a whole house performance upgrade usually requires places holder of the General B Contractor's license as the program manager. The GC or HPC works with the building owner and rebate agency to review or present the building assessment results and makes recommendations on the scope of work. The GC/HPC then performs or subs out the agreed upon work, including the final test-out and consequent HERS Ratings, if necessary…See More
HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
More than 18 million Americans live in mobile homes - the housing type accounts for 20% of new home sales nationwide. Many are in very poor states of repair, and have a lot of potential for improvements to safety, comfort, and efficiency. This course will teach the essentials needed to conduct an energy audit of a manufactured home, and also covers practical retrofit techniques. The first two days of the course are spent in a classroom, while the third takes place in an actual mobile home,…See More
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A presentation by Greg Labbé in April 2014 on retrofitting vintage home for energy efficiency. He talked about basic building science, brick houses, movement of heat energy and moisture in and out of the house, air barrier and water barrier, house…