Robert (Bob) Bacon
  • Orford, NH
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share Twitter

Robert (Bob) Bacon's Friends

  • Jim Gunshinan
 

Robert (Bob) Bacon's Page

Latest Activity

Robert (Bob) Bacon commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Elder Star
"Alan, thanks for bringing to light some of the implications of meeting the special needs of our aging population. I feel that comfort gets too little attention by building performance professionals who seem more focused on economics and thermal…"
Jul 15, 2013
Bob Blanchette commented on Robert (Bob) Bacon's blog post Window Improvement vs. Window Replacement
"I once had a house built in the 20's, the windows were the original wood ones, rot and all. I did TV repair at the time and used old screen protectors with weatherstripping as the additional pane. $5 for a roll of weatherstripping paid off is…"
Jul 14, 2013
Robert D York Jr commented on Robert (Bob) Bacon's blog post Window Improvement vs. Window Replacement
"When I first started weatherization, back in the early 90's, window repair and weatherstripping was top priority. Auditors would have me rework the entire sash. Schlagel weatherstripping was used, glass replaced, new sash locks installed. Old…"
Jul 7, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon's blog post was featured

Window Improvement vs. Window Replacement

Most energy audit reports place windows very low on their list of energy improvement priorities. This isn't surprising because of the relatively high cost of replacement windows coupled with what are commonly marginal improvements in their thermal performance. Since audit reports generally prioritize energy efficiency improvement opportunities according to their cost vs. thermal benefit  (fuel savings) ratio, the energy payback economics of replacement windows are notoriously poor across the…See More
Jul 6, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon posted a blog post

Window Improvement vs. Window Replacement

Most energy audit reports place windows very low on their list of energy improvement priorities. This isn't surprising because of the relatively high cost of replacement windows coupled with what are commonly marginal improvements in their thermal performance. Since audit reports generally prioritize energy efficiency improvement opportunities according to their cost vs. thermal benefit  (fuel savings) ratio, the energy payback economics of replacement windows are notoriously poor across the…See More
Jun 22, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon commented on Christopher Morin's blog post Selling with Rebates: The Simple Payback
"Thanks Craig, you are absolutely right. I neglected to mention that there are indeed "economic incentives"such as "demand side management" programs that, although tactical, aren't deceptive "psychological devices".…"
May 29, 2013
tedkidd left a comment for Robert (Bob) Bacon
"Nice writing Bob!  The problem of external costs is little understood, and your explanation does a nice job of making it plain.  "
May 29, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon commented on Christopher Morin's blog post Selling with Rebates: The Simple Payback
"One comment about economic incentives and one about "simple payback" and “savings:” Economic Incentives: From a sales perspective, rebates and similar economic incentives have proven to be quite effective; but, in reality,…"
May 29, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon commented on Macie Melendez's blog post The Future of Home Performance is Wrapped in Cheese—Q&A with Dave Robinson
"I appreciate Dave's belief in educating the customer rather than dumbing the message down to a certification rating. I also like the "cheese" metaphor and consider "comfort" to be an attractive wrapper for the pill of…"
Apr 30, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon replied to Kari Riedel's discussion Any feedback on Advanced Energy Panels (window insulation panels)?
"Craig, Thanks for your question, I'll write regarding how to account for the heat transfer in the interstitial air space as soon as I get a minute. - Bob"
Feb 14, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon replied to Kari Riedel's discussion Any feedback on Advanced Energy Panels (window insulation panels)?
"I signed up for the forum as soon as I found out about it while searching the web because it has threads about of lot of stuff that I am familiar with and quite interested in. I never mentioned this forum or my having joined it to Keri and had no…"
Feb 11, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon replied to Kari Riedel's discussion Any feedback on Advanced Energy Panels (window insulation panels)?
"More data regarding AEP"
Feb 11, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon replied to Kari Riedel's discussion Any feedback on Advanced Energy Panels (window insulation panels)?
"Rod, I have several charts that Window Improvement Masters has created in the course of our own analysis as well as independent lab tests that were commissioned by WindoTherm, our licensor that I would like to share, I would appreciate…"
Feb 11, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon replied to Kari Riedel's discussion Any feedback on Advanced Energy Panels (window insulation panels)?
"Indeed, you have."
Feb 10, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon replied to Kari Riedel's discussion Any feedback on Advanced Energy Panels (window insulation panels)?
"Mr. Kuhn, I am sorry that you read my initial response as an accusation; it was merely observing that it appeared you hadn't had any personal experience with the Advanced Energy Panel. If you have, perhaps you would be kind enough to share that…"
Feb 10, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon replied to Kari Riedel's discussion Any feedback on Advanced Energy Panels (window insulation panels)?
"The insulating still air space is ,500""
Feb 8, 2013

Profile Information

Company
Window Improvement Masters
Professional Interests
Achieving building comfort naturally with the proper operation of windows. Improving rather than replacing existing windows.
Website URL
http://www.windowimprovementmasters.com

Robert (Bob) Bacon's Blog

Window Improvement vs. Window Replacement

Most energy audit reports place windows very low on their list of energy improvement priorities. This isn't surprising because of the relatively high cost of replacement windows coupled with what are commonly marginal improvements in their thermal performance. Since audit reports generally prioritize energy efficiency improvement opportunities according to their cost vs. thermal benefit  (fuel savings) ratio, the energy…

Continue

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 11:25am — 2 Comments

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

At 1:00pm on May 29, 2013, tedkidd said…

Nice writing Bob!  The problem of external costs is little understood, and your explanation does a nice job of making it plain.  

At 7:57am on January 27, 2013, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Bob,

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!


Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

Bud Poll replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Hi Kaushal, First step is to understand where you are in terms of energy costs.  If current…"
1 hour ago
Kaushal Bharath Raju posted a discussion

Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.

We have a small 1940s single level house (1005sqf) in Berkeley, California that is in need of a…See More
8 hours ago
Christopher Morin posted a blog post

5 Things New Energy Efficiency HVAC Contractors Need to Know

1. Do not sell on Price! Use 'Simple Payback'The price of High-efficient equipment will undoubtedly…See More
13 hours ago
David Eggleton commented on David Eggleton's group Considering Permaculture &/or Transition
"In August 2014, in Minnesota, there's another unprecedented opportunity to meet and mix with a…"
20 hours ago
Glen Gallo commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal
"Nate, RE: Duct test On my own home and a rental I have tested more than once over the last many…"
21 hours ago
Profile Iconangela hines and Charles Goldman joined Home Energy Pros
yesterday
Jeff Flaherty joined Diane Chojnowski's group
Thumbnail

Tools of the Trade

A hammer and a saw used to be the key tools for home contractors. Today, the best-in-breed also use…See More
yesterday
Jeff Flaherty joined allen p tanner's group
Thumbnail

Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment…See More
yesterday
Debra Little joined David Eggleton's group
Thumbnail

Considering Permaculture &/or Transition

Some who work to increase energy efficiency and intelligent/wise use of energy are, and some will…See More
yesterday
Jim Gunshinan commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal
"Thanks for all the comments. Yes, it is interesting how the duct leakage grew over the years. Maybe…"
yesterday
Ed Minch commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal
"What sort of energy bill do you have now, what is  your target bill, and what will it cost to…"
yesterday
Nate Adams commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal
"I look forward to hearing more about the inside of the program! The big question that came to mind…"
yesterday

© 2014   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service