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Ken Watts commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"To Intus Windows I look for payback.  With natural gas prices what they are, payback is a long time coming.  Initial cost is critical. Must have lower premium window costs."
Mar 28, 2013
Ken Watts replied to George Whiting's discussion Retrofit insulation on the roof over cathedral ceiling
"George, you got many great comments and suggestions.  All the issues were considered by the combination of the comments.  If you go to the Building Sciences web site and access Research Report - 0404 you will get a detailed explanation of…"
Mar 21, 2013
Ken Watts commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"Greg, I agree with you that codes will not make an immediate difference.  So what can?  We need innovative building products that result in improvement in building performance at near the same cost.  Builders would embrace these…"
Feb 27, 2013
Ken Watts commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"How do you convince a client to add more insulation, use better windows, or seal a house better when natural gas prices are so low and going lower?  The client does not see a return on investment for decades.  "Follow the…"
Feb 26, 2013
Ken Watts commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"CO2 can be removed from the discussion if homes are supplied with electricity from nuclear reactors.  Then the discussion is about efficiency and cost to home owners.  Nuclear reactors can supply electricity for 1000's of years, more…"
Feb 25, 2013

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Jan 27, 2013
Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Ken Watts
"Hi Ken, 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!…"
Jan 27, 2013
Ken Watts replied to Jim Klebes's discussion Where to install the vapor barrier for a finished basement?
"You can find an excellent publication on this question at http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/reports/rr-1003-building-america-high-r-foundations-case-study-analysis.  The publication presents many solutions and rates them on several…"
Jan 25, 2013
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Jan 25, 2013

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At 7:53am on January 27, 2013, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Ken,

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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