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I was perusing the Home Energy Pros posts as I often do and ran across a post regarding a radiant barrier insulation product Costco was offering.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Riversong Oct 4, 2012.

“I don’t get it why would we want to make the house so tight that you would need ventilation?”
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“I don’t get it why would we want to make the house so tight that you would need ventilation?” I was asked this question by a potential customer. I think that this is certainly valid question. I…Continue

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To test or not to test that is the question.
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To test, or not to test, that is the question: Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Protocols, Or to take Arms against a Sea of Air Infiltration, And by…Continue

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Is LEED Lip Stick on a Pig?
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http://bit.ly/yA52MUIs LEED lip stick on a pig? I like the concept of LEED however the acronym is probably in need of adjustment that would be more…Continue

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Glen Gallo commented on Glen Gallo's blog post Will California AB 327 work?
"Jim, The question would remain who pays for the upgrades and who performs them.The current rebate programs have had trouble gaining ground and while I am unaware of a WAP type program in that area it does not mean it does not exist. I think…"
Nov 23, 2013
Jim Peck commented on Glen Gallo's blog post Will California AB 327 work?
"Glen, Thanks for this breakdown.  If the objective is to help those in need, would it not be best to leave the rates alone and use Efficiency upgrades in the valley in the low to moderate income sectors?  Perhaps increasing the benefits…"
Nov 23, 2013
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Will California AB 327 work?

So I met a man from SDG&E the other day. It was a chance meeting as he was explaining to a customer how he was being charged for electricity. He was very informed and I picked his brain with a few question trying not to be to intrusive.  He explained some of the new changes in charges that will be forth coming. Flat rates for electricity in CaliforniaA little background. The great Enron Crisis of 2000 caused sweeping changes in rates and how we as consumers we are charged for electricity.…See More
Nov 21, 2013
Glen Gallo replied to Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion French door air sealing
"quality of the door does not matter with poor installation. First I would test the hinges to make sure the are all screwed in and not loose I would make sure the stop on the non operable side is aligned correctly  and determine if any gains…"
Nov 15, 2013
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Will California AB 327 work?

So I met a man from SDG&E the other day. It was a chance meeting as he was explaining to a customer how he was being charged for electricity. He was very informed and I picked his brain with a few question trying not to be to intrusive.  He explained some of the new changes in charges that will be forth coming. Flat rates for electricity in CaliforniaA little background. The great Enron Crisis of 2000 caused sweeping changes in rates and how we as consumers we are charged for electricity.…See More
Nov 11, 2013
Glen Gallo replied to Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion French door air sealing
"It looks like the dor is a bit cammed. Close at he top and spread at the bottom. The door itself looks as if it needs to be realigned from the photo. It is always hard to tell the exactly from a photo."
Nov 11, 2013
Glen Gallo replied to Lena Burkett's discussion Student needs help for HVAC research project
"Lena I have found over the years that pricing is regional. Cost for labor can have significant differences from state to state and from city to city within that state. There are many variables such as local permit pricing, codes etc You will want…"
Nov 2, 2013
Glen Gallo replied to Craig Bird's discussion Insulation/venting/air barrier for cathedral ceiling
"I would not.  I would go with suggestions that bring the space to normal building practices as you would expect to see. I would go with drywall. Drywall is also a fire barrier besides being an air barrier and none of your suggestions are.…"
Oct 29, 2013
Nate Adams commented on Glen Gallo's blog post Why I refuse to participate in Energy Upgrade California
"Thanks for posting, Glen! Good points."
Oct 29, 2013
Glen Gallo replied to Craig Bird's discussion Insulation/venting/air barrier for cathedral ceiling
"Craig With you quoting CA Title 24 insulation standards I will assume you are here in the Peoples Republic of California. With R-38 you are not a coastal region. The picture shows an eclectic choice of materials and more problems than the roof that…"
Oct 28, 2013
tedkidd commented on Glen Gallo's blog post Why I refuse to participate in Energy Upgrade California
"Glen, I know some great folks at CPUC and CEC.  Dedication is not something I'd say they are lacking.   One challenge is the advice they get doesn't connect back to the transaction, to what happens at the kitchen table.…"
Oct 26, 2013
Glen Gallo commented on Glen Gallo's blog post Why I refuse to participate in Energy Upgrade California
"Thanks Ted, I really liked the article.  I must admit that one of the administrators of EUC reached out to me. They want to make the program work. I am sure it is a challenge to please everyone and they have guidelines set to please more than…"
Oct 26, 2013
tedkidd commented on Glen Gallo's blog post Why I refuse to participate in Energy Upgrade California
"Accountability without authority.  Not very satisfying work unless you get paid for administration.  Good gig then as others suffer blame and poor results for your work, and you get a big paycheck and pension.  "
Oct 25, 2013
Glen Gallo replied to scottscontracting's discussion Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers
"I think your HVAC guy is right on this one. 1) that is allot of space being added on. more than 1200 feet 2) Controls for mechanical can be split between the two floors this is a huge advantage over one thermostat in such a large space. 3) Supply…"
Oct 25, 2013
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Why I refuse to participate in Energy Upgrade California

When I first heard of Energy Upgrade California I was excited. Energy upgrade packages for existing homes with rebates sounded awesome. I attended the ACI conference in LA which was the kick off. The event was interesting as we heard from program developers of how the program would be initiated. I also attended some orientation sessions at the CCSE. I liked what I heard. As my business is primarily residential repairs and upgrades I thought this would be a perfect fit.What I have found is the…See More
Oct 24, 2013
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Why I refuse to participate in Energy Upgrade California

When I first heard of Energy Upgrade California I was excited. Energy upgrade packages for existing homes with rebates sounded awesome. I attended the ACI conference in LA which was the kick off. The event was interesting as we heard from program developers of how the program would be initiated. I also attended some orientation sessions at the CCSE. I liked what I heard. As my business is primarily residential repairs and upgrades I thought this would be a perfect fit.What I have found is the…See More
Oct 10, 2013

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Will California AB 327 work?

So I met a man from SDG&E the other day. It was a chance meeting as he was explaining to a customer how he was being charged for electricity. He was very informed and I picked his brain with a few question trying not to be to intrusive.  He explained some of the new changes in charges that will be forth coming. Flat rates for electricity in California

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 The great Enron Crisis of 2000 caused sweeping changes in rates and how we as consumers we are charged…

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Why I refuse to participate in Energy Upgrade California

When I first heard of Energy Upgrade California I was excited. Energy upgrade packages for existing homes with rebates sounded awesome. I attended the ACI conference in LA which was the kick off. The event was interesting as we heard from program developers of how the program would be initiated. I also attended some orientation sessions at the CCSE. I liked what I heard. As my business is primarily residential repairs and upgrades I thought this would be a perfect fit.

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Posted on October 10, 2013 at 11:59pm — 4 Comments

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The Three Laws of Home Performance Contractor

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A performance contractor must do no harm through action or in action.

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A performance contractor must follow the principles of building science unless they are in conflict with the first law

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A performance contractor must protect…

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Posted on November 13, 2012 at 10:33pm — 6 Comments

Building Science is not really science

Building Science is not really science; it is more of a concept. While the concepts were developed by scientists the system itself is not really hard science. The concepts are generally employed by building analysts and construction professionals. While I consider myself a student of building science I do not consider myself a building scientist. I am simply a tradesman with special training. While some in the field might have different opinions about their role in this industry I am…

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At 3:59pm on September 17, 2013, Barry NewDelman said…

THANKS FOR YOUR AMBIT COMMENTS and I wanted to get back to you

I have been a senior Consultant with Ambit for well over 7 years. I am sure some compliants are justified and others are not. Ambit for example does not contorl Distribution & Transmission costs, ONLY the Energy side. But thanks and I am forwarding them to Ambit for thier review. Still a great company in my mind. Most companies that grow  from a start up to $1 billion in revenue in six years are bound to have some issues

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Glen -

I look forward to seeing you there.  Subject is near and dear to me!

Paul

 
 
 

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