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PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard

Started this discussion. Last reply by terry nordbye Jul 30, 2015. 6 Replies

From Home Energy's July/August issue, written by Mike Knezovich, Director of Communications for PHIUS:In March, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) implemented a new climate-sensitive passive building…Continue

Tax Time Blues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Mar 6, 2015. 1 Reply

There is a tax credit available to homeowners who have walls insulated. The credits were continued last year in a budget deal to cover tax year 2014 and the amount is 10% of the cost of materials up…Continue

When your shower is in your kitchen...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stan Kuhn Mar 5, 2015. 3 Replies

Interesting question by Leanne Maxwell, former colleague at Home Energy:"Aside from all of the obvious logistical issues of having a shower in your kitchen, what kind of IAQ nightmare does it…Continue

Should Homeowners with PV Get Paid Retail or Wholesale Prices for their Excess Electricity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Nov 23, 2013. 24 Replies

I've been doing some research, trying to get my arms around the problem of the longterm sustainability of renewable energy in the Unites States. Here's one big challenge as I see it.Many customers…Continue

 

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Kobus Niemand commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post A Healthy Home and a Healthy Bottom Line
"Thanks for the download! Great paper,  Homes receiving EE can experience increases in radon or formaldehyde; ventilation systems may offer the potential to reduce radon in such homes. This is absolutely shocking to me, I wouldnt even want…"
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Jim Gunshinan's blog post was featured

A Healthy Home and a Healthy Bottom Line

There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance community in putting a value on the health benefits of weatherization. We’ve come a long way in the last several years and have reached, I think, some strong consensus that the health benefits of weatherization and home performance retrofits are real and valuable. This means that making healthy housing a part of your business plan makes good sense.E4TheFuture is a nonprofit organization working to…See More
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A Healthy Home and a Healthy Bottom Line

There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance community in putting a value on the health benefits of weatherization. We’ve come a long way in the last several years and have reached, I think, some strong consensus that the health benefits of weatherization and home performance retrofits are real and valuable. This means that making healthy housing a part of your business plan makes good sense.E4TheFuture is a nonprofit organization working to…See More
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Jim Gunshinan's blog post was featured

Forty Years of WAP—A Family Celebration

Sometimes it feels like Home Energy and the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) grew up together, along with what was formerly known as ACI and is now the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) and some other energy efficiency advocates. The WAP program is celebrating four decades of air sealing, insulating, health home making and family supporting on National Weatherization Day on Sunday, October 30th.That would make Home Energy WAP’s little brother or sister. We are proud to be part of a…See More
Oct 31
Jim Gunshinan posted a blog post

Forty Years of WAP—A Family Celebration

Sometimes it feels like Home Energy and the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) grew up together, along with what was formerly known as ACI and is now the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) and some other energy efficiency advocates. The WAP program is celebrating four decades of air sealing, insulating, health home making and family supporting on National Weatherization Day on Sunday, October 30th.That would make Home Energy WAP’s little brother or sister. We are proud to be part of a…See More
Oct 28
Jim Gunshinan liked Tom White's discussion Home Energy Reader Survey
Sep 27
Jim Gunshinan's photo was featured

Looking at leaky can lights.

Leaky recessed-can lights were big energy wasters before they were sealed.
Jul 31
Jim Gunshinan replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Pat, What you are describing is truly a partnership, and that has to make a huge difference in the way potential customers approach this. Best of luck to you and/or anyone who pursues this idea."
Jan 14
Jim Gunshinan replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Your idea makes some sense from an economics standpoint. But how many homeowners will give up so much control to your company in order to save some money each month? Granted, they would enjoy other benefits, such as more comfort, less worry about…"
Jan 14
Jim Gunshinan commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post The Real Women of Home Performance: Marge Anderson
"I've just been listening to U.S. Senators coming back from the Paris climate talks. Then I read this interview with Marge Anderson. Wow, am I proud to be working alongside such talented, committed, and humble people. I hesitate to use the word…"
Dec 10, 2015
Everblue Training commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post The NASCSP Landscape
"Thanks for the conference recap and your insight!"
Sep 22, 2015
Jim Gunshinan's blog post was featured

The NASCSP Landscape

That’s the National Association for State Community Services Programs, which held it’s annual training conference September 16-18 in Sacramento. NASCSP serves the DOE WAP program, as well as other low-income programs through training and advocacy in Washington D.C.I’ve been to several of these conferences over the 15 years I have worked at Home Energy. There are always changes, but this year I noticed a big change. A lot of the leadership that shepherded WAP through the ARRA period—which was…See More
Sep 21, 2015
Jim Gunshinan posted a blog post

The NASCSP Landscape

That’s the National Association for State Community Services Programs, which held it’s annual training conference September 16-18 in Sacramento. NASCSP serves the DOE WAP program, as well as other low-income programs through training and advocacy in Washington D.C.I’ve been to several of these conferences over the 15 years I have worked at Home Energy. There are always changes, but this year I noticed a big change. A lot of the leadership that shepherded WAP through the ARRA period—which was…See More
Sep 21, 2015
Jim Gunshinan replied to Kim Tanner's discussion Acronym Challenge!
"HI KT, IMHO, TMI, LOL!"
Sep 8, 2015
Jim Gunshinan's discussion was featured

PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard

From Home Energy's July/August issue, written by Mike Knezovich, Director of Communications for PHIUS:In March, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) implemented a new climate-sensitive passive building performance standard. PHIUS+ 2015 gives designers and builders a simplified, cost-effective path to resilient, comfortable, net zero energy buildings.The new metric generated healthy discussion in the existing PH community and has brought welcome excitement and fresh interest from newcomers. But…See More
Aug 5, 2015
Joshua Moore commented on Jim Gunshinan's video
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GoGreen Portland 2014: The Myth of Apathy - Renee Lertzman, Ph.D

"Nice insights.  Engagement defined as a "genuine interest in collaboration, in partnership, in participatory practices, in seeing your 'people', whoever you're trying to connect with, as collaborators, co-creators, which…"
Aug 3, 2015

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A Healthy Home and a Healthy Bottom Line

Posted on December 5, 2016 at 9:00am 1 Comment

There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance community in putting a value on the health benefits of weatherization. We’ve come a long way in the last several years and have reached, I think, some strong consensus that the health benefits of weatherization and home performance retrofits are real and valuable. This means that making healthy housing a part of your business plan makes good sense.

E4TheFuture is a nonprofit organization…

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Forty Years of WAP—A Family Celebration

Posted on October 28, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Sometimes it feels like Home Energy and the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) grew up together, along with what was formerly known as ACI and is now the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) and some other energy efficiency advocates. The WAP program is celebrating four decades of air sealing, insulating, health home making and family supporting on National Weatherization Day on Sunday, October 30th.

That would make Home Energy WAP’s little brother or sister. We…

Continue

The NASCSP Landscape

Posted on September 21, 2015 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

That’s the National Association for State Community Services Programs, which held it’s annual training conference September 16-18 in Sacramento. NASCSP serves the DOE WAP program, as well as other low-income programs through training and advocacy in Washington D.C.

I’ve been to several of these conferences over the 15 years I have worked at Home Energy. There are always changes, but this year I noticed a big change. A lot of the leadership that shepherded WAP through the ARRA…

Continue

Storytelling Our Way to a Better Life

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 2:00pm 1 Comment



The poet Muriel Rukeyser once said something like this: The Universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of stories. I think that conferences are made of stories too, like the one I’m at this week, the National Energy and Utility…

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At 9:03am on June 14, 2013, Dan Antonioli said…

Jim. Yes, I still want to friend you and learn more about your work.

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At 7:35pm on April 4, 2011, David Eggleton said…
Jim, where/how do you discuss "the interface between science and religion/spirituality?"  I'd like to drop in.
 
 
 

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