Linda Wigington
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NZE Performance Over Time; Ductless Heat Pump Performance

I just recently received an update of energy use over a 4-year period from Ward Lutz, one of the first projects to meet the 1000 Home Challenge. Ward met the 1000 Home Challenge in 2010, after he completed a deep energy retrofit of his modest home in Urbana,OH. That was just the beginning. He has continued to invest and monitor and learn and share the results. The year after he met the 1000 Home Challenge he added PV and a ductless heat pump, and has achieved net zero energy site energy ever…See More
Jan 7
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Intro to the 1000 Home Challenge Webinar at Eastern Time

December 19, 2014 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Find out how to participate in the 1000 Home Challenge, and explore the results from the first 24 homes that officially meet the 1000 Home Challenge. Learn how to use the threshold calculator to see how close you come to meeting the 1000 Home Challenge.See More
Dec 16, 2014
Linda Wigington replied to Chie Kawahara's discussion THC Candidate Shares Energy Data in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Congrats to Chie and Kurt! Their home recently achieved Passive House Certification! "
Dec 16, 2014
Maria Lacey replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Steve, Thank you for posting the description of your installation process and photos of the final result. A tight fit, indeed! Most consumers, including those with a higher-than-average level of interest, might have disengaged from the…"
Nov 20, 2014
Steve Waclo replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Trying again:"
Nov 20, 2014
Steve Waclo replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Upload issues with pics."
Nov 20, 2014
Steve Waclo replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Hello all, Finally made time to install the Efergy E2 system I bought and here's an email I sent to my contact there detailing the process. My photos did not copy/paste and I've added them separately. I'm sure you can determine where…"
Nov 20, 2014
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Here is a response from Frank Bergamachi (Thousand Home Challenge project #4) I’ve looked into this and my recollection is that both the Kill-a-watt and the TED 1000, both of which are inexpensive and handy and  I’ve used…"
Oct 21, 2014
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Here is a response from Larry Kinney A few years ago someone had a gee whiz calibrated watt and watt hour meter testing device at ACEEE…cost $10K or so.  So I got him to test a Kill a Watt I happened to have in my pocket.  It was…"
Oct 21, 2014
Dale@EnergyWright replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"I've used the efergy Elite whole house energy monitor to evaluate 240V HPWHs. I found the accuracy varied as much as 20% due to the quality of the CTs. I tested and matched up the good ones and created matched pairs of the ones with known…"
Oct 21, 2014
Maria Lacey replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"I attempted to use an AZTech device. I have used the Watt Stopper, Watts Up Pro, Kill-A-Watt and Kill-A-Watt EZ. I also have a custom-configured SEL 5030 revenue meter which SEL's metering program donated to my energy…"
Oct 20, 2014
Steve Waclo replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
""The problem with plug in energy testers is they miss most of a typical homes energy use. 240v appliances account for the majority of electricity power use, yet there is no easy solution to monitor them." Correctamundo, Bob! With a CT on…"
Oct 18, 2014
Bob Blanchette replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"The problem with plug in energy testers is they miss most of a typical homes energy use. 240v appliances account for the majority of electricity power use, yet there is no easy solution to monitor them."
Oct 17, 2014
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Thanks Barbara -  Great info. I have limited experience with the Watts Up Pro. Appears to be a good product, particularly if you want to evaluate the energy use pattern of the monitored equipment.  That could be quite useful if you are…"
Oct 17, 2014
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Thanks Steve! I look forward to finding more info about this system. Sounds like it would help track down parasitic loads. Anyone else have experience using this system? Sounds similar to the TED, though less expensive. "
Oct 17, 2014
Steve Waclo replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Low-cost electricity monitoring: Accuracy & Applications in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Hello Linda! I'm not going to answer each of the important questions you raise but want to say that I recently purchased the basic e2 system from efergy (lower case) and have confirmed it's operation. e2 system uses a pair of current…"
Oct 16, 2014

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Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI)
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BPI
Professional Interests
Deep Energy Reductions
Thousand Home Challenge
Home Performance
Building capacity (professional & community)
Community Solutions
Behavioral Choices
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http://www.ThousandHomeChallenge

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At 12:00pm on August 9, 2012, Elizabeth Guinn said…

I enjoyed the webinar immensely today.  Very informative

At 3:33pm on August 30, 2011, mike keesee said…

Have only very limited data from one project.  For 3 months, electric use is about 20Jean%20May-July%202011%20Electricity%20Use.docx% more than predicted and 38% less than estimated pre-retrofit.  However, it's been a very mild summer. see attached.

 

 

 
 
 

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