"I think that is where the skill & care of the home analyst come into play. Those factors you mention are how I sell jobs, the energy efficiency is usually just a convenient side effect. I think the main purpose of a home analysis is to have…"
"True, there are real energy savings to be found in lights, but residential energy use is envelope-dominated. I don't think energy prices are high enough for most people to justify solid-state lighting (LEDs). Perhaps if carbon emissions were…"
"Yes, I can present a polished report to the homeowner on my first site visit. It takes some additional time to prepare. Depending on the size and complexity of the home's geometry and systems, a pretty thorough home analysis can take 2-4 hours,…"
"My company uses Recurve for our existing home analyses, and we've had excellent experiences. Optimiser also appears a high quality product, which similar quality of data outputs, though I've not used it in a home. It's not as pretty…"
Do you have any more information you can share about the FHA (k) loans? It seems acquiring quality financing for people already struggling with their bills is the magic bullet needed for this to work, correct? Do you get financing from…"
Efficiency in creation, by which I mean business. To that goal I take the path of efficiency in our built environment, which includes energy efficiency, financial efficiency, travel efficiency, and worker productivity (health & happiness). I have experience in both residential and commercial buildings, though I currently spend most of my time in the residential sector.
The U.S. Dept of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2015 opens to the public on Oct. 8—just a few days away. Here's a highlight of team Crowder/Drury (Crowder College and Drury University) and team Mass/Central America (Western New England University,…