Curtis Dean
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Curtis Dean replied to Erin Buchanan's discussion Rebate programs for injection foam? Not sure.
"This whole discussion brings up an important tool that many of us in the utility incentive world are missing: third-party verification. So often due to lack of time or knowledge, we accept a manufacturers claims as fact and move on. And it is…"
Jun 2, 2011
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May 30, 2011
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May 28, 2011
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SMU Community Energy and Resource Fair at Clay County Regional Events Center

April 29, 2011 at 5pm to April 30, 2011 at 6pm
Spencer Municipal Utilities is holding its first ever Community Energy and Resource Fair.  The two-day event will offer customers information on a variety of energy and water related topics.  The event is free and open to the public.See More
Apr 26, 2011
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SMU Community Energy and Resource Fair at Clay County Regional Events Center

April 29, 2011 at 5pm to April 30, 2011 at 6pm
Spencer Municipal Utilities is holding its first ever Community Energy and Resource Fair.  The two-day event will offer customers information on a variety of energy and water related topics.  The event is free and open to the public.See More
Mar 15, 2011
Curtis Dean replied to Erin Buchanan's discussion Rebate programs for injection foam? Not sure.
"Erin, I am having the same struggle myself right now. I have been rebating these installations, but I am also planning to do some "after" thermography to try to get a handle on how well they are doing the install.  Like…"
Mar 1, 2011
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INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS

This group is dedicated to knowledge sharing and discussion of infrared thermography for building sciences and energy applications.See More
Feb 21, 2011
Curtis Dean replied to Ross Jackson's discussion Radiant Barrier in the North?
"Absolutely!"
Feb 15, 2011
Curtis Dean replied to Ross Jackson's discussion Radiant Barrier in the North?
"Ross;   At the risk of drawing the ire of the folks on here who sell radiant barrier products, everything I've learned has told me that a radiant barrier in cold climates like ours (I'm in Iowa) is a waste of money.  We have had…"
Feb 11, 2011
Curtis Dean replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion Competing with Utilities, Non Profits & Governments?
"Kent; I started performing home energy audits one year ago at the utility I work for.  Prior to that our utility did not offer audits, even though the natural gas provider in our town does.  The gas provider does "free" audits…"
Feb 11, 2011
Curtis Dean replied to Matthew P's discussion Needed: Home Energy Savings Presentation
"Ben, I just went through your presentation and found it to be very well done.  Hats off!"
Jan 5, 2011
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Gym Lights

The Spencer Family YMCA recently competed a project to replace metal halide lights in their gyms with high-bay fluorescent lighting. The replacement fixtures use around half of the energy of the previous lights.
Dec 22, 2010
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Dec 22, 2010
Curtis Dean replied to George M. Matthews's discussion Estimating E savings from air sealing in huge leaky house
"The most accurate way would be to have a blower door test conducted.  Once you know how much infiltration you have you should be able to determine the total energy waste associated with that air infiltration."
Dec 16, 2010

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Spencer Municipal Utilities
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Energy efficiency
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At 2:37pm on December 14, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Curtis,

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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