Karin Haerter
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  • Brooklyn, NY
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A Boost for Energy Auditing from Consumer Reports
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In the Oct 2011 issue, in an article titled "Energy savings (for real)":  What works: A home energy audit can identify low-tech, high-yield energy retrofits.  Your utility or state energy office…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Walter Stachowicz Sep 22, 2011.

 

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Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
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Marketing Energy Efficiency

Sharing ideas, tools and examples of promoting energy efficiency to consumersSee More
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Historic Home

Historic and vintage homes are significant to our cultural heritage, yet often lack energy efficiency and comfort. Our mission is to identify key issues, solutions, and best practices when retrofitting much older homes.See More
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Home Energy Ratings

Calculating them; visualizing them; explaining them; selling them .... there is a lot to discuss and debate hereSee More
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HVAC

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
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Hall of Shame

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.
Dec 3, 2013
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Weatherization

Share your concerns and successes as a weatherization professional, or information for this community.
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ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc.)

ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc.) is a nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge information, education and best practices in the area of residential building construction known as home performance and weatherization. Through national and regional educational and networking events, ACI provides innovative building science knowledge presented by renowned industry experts focused on advancing residential energy efficiency nationwide. It is our…See More
Dec 3, 2013
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Resale Value

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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
Dec 3, 2013
Walter Stachowicz replied to Karin Haerter's discussion A Boost for Energy Auditing from Consumer Reports
"I agree that this was a great article, up to the point where they recommended additional insulation, duct sealing and ceiling leak mitigation in the wrong order.  The duct guys and the people who seal the leaks in the ceiling are going to mess…"
Sep 22, 2011
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Multifamily Buildings

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
Sep 15, 2011
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Building Performance Institute (BPI)

BPI is the nation's premier standards development, quality assurance and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work.See More
Sep 15, 2011
Karin Haerter posted a discussion

A Boost for Energy Auditing from Consumer Reports:

In the Oct 2011 issue, in an article titled "Energy savings (for real)":  What works: A home energy audit can identify low-tech, high-yield energy retrofits.  Your utility or state energy office might offer low-cost audits.  But be sure they're using pros certified by the Building Performance Institute or the Residential Energy Services Network.  They undergo classroom and hands-on field training in whole-house energy audits, and continuing education requirements ensure that they keep up with…See More
Sep 15, 2011
Karin Haerter and Michael Dunseith are now friends
May 3, 2011

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Karin Haerter
Professional Certification
HERS Rater, BPI Building Analyst & Envelope Professional, Licensed Real Estate Professional
Professional Interests
Home Energy Auditing; Energy Retrofits for Existing Housing, especially Residential and Multi-Family; Energy Efficiency; Diagnostic Thermography, Educating the Consumer re Energy Efficiency
Website URL
http://www.peakhomeperformance.com/
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At 12:12pm on April 3, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Karin,

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!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. And add your location on our Member Map!


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Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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