Nate Adams
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One Knob and the Pain That Inspired It
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Nate Adams replied to Alan Gindt's discussion Minneapolis Blower Door System for sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
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Nate Adams replied to Bud Poll's discussion How do we pay for the grid?
"I'd like to suggest listening to The Energy Gang Podcast on GreenTech Media. They talk a lot about this subject, it's called Utility 2.0. David Butler has strong opinions about this as well. To me, it seems we will move towards…"
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Nate Adams commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFITS.....IN NUMBERS WE TRUST
"Who are our clients? Utilities or consumers? If utilities are footing most of the bill, it seems difficult to show ROI in energy savings. If consumers are paying for the lion's share of upgrades, for reasons other than efficiency, and their…"
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Nate Adams commented on Lester Shen's blog post Energy bills up? There may be humans in your building
"Lester, I think you answered your own question, nope, we haven't figured out the convenient and efficient way yet.  Have you seen Corbett Lunsford's If Cars Were Built Like Houses? A good parallel. "
Jul 14
Nate Adams commented on Lester Shen's blog post Energy bills up? There may be humans in your building
"Lester, great article. I've been noodling about an ideal control for a building lately. Right now homes are kind of like carburated cars - they need constant adjustment and are not user friendly. When's the last time you pulled a choke?…"
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"Welcome to the Better Buildings Residential Network group. We encourage you to share ideas, exchange materials, and connect with others about topics in energy efficiency. You can also register for a Peer Exchange Call or view call…"
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tedkidd replied to Nate Adams's discussion One Knob and the Pain That Inspired It
"Yep. We are running across expensive moisture problems (leading to both durability and health issues) resulting from high humidity &/or low dew point. The root cause can be attributed to ignorance or disregard of monitoring and maintaining…"
Feb 5
Ed Voytovich replied to Nate Adams's discussion One Knob and the Pain That Inspired It
"Sounds like a successful project, Todd, but please do remember that home performance should always deliver safety and durability as well as comfort and energy savings.  The more efficient and comfortable the house becomes without thoroughly…"
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Todd Collins replied to Nate Adams's discussion One Knob and the Pain That Inspired It
"Home performance is about comfort and energy savings.  We are working on a document about comfort to include information regarding indoor surface temperatures of exterior walls and windows.  In short, the way to make this a reality is to…"
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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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How an Energy Efficiency Program Killed My Business

Tax Credits Flickr Cut Up Money

Note to Homeowners: This article is primarily aimed at the Home Performance industry. I strive for radical transparency, so I put this in the public sphere for you to read as well.

Energy efficiency rebate programs from gas and electric utilities have become pretty common nationwide. They give rebates for replacing your furnace or adding insulation to your home. While these programs seem like a good idea, they can actually…

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At 10:56am on March 12, 2015, Better Buildings Support said…

Welcome to the Better Buildings Residential Network group. We encourage you to share ideas, exchange materials, and connect with others about topics in energy efficiency. You can also register for a Peer Exchange Call or view call summaries.

 

Please visit the discussion forum and select the “Follow” link at the bottom of the page to receive notifications about new discussions.

 

We are pleased to share this group with you and look forward to you and your colleagues joining the conversation.

 

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At 7:03pm on April 15, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Nate,

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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