Steve Blase
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Steve Blase joined James Sayers's group

Social Media and Energy Efficiency

Tell us how you reach customers, contractors and others using online social media.See More
Feb 19, 2014
Steve Blase commented on Mark Richardson's group Renewable Energy
"SOLAR OR WHOLE HOUSE PERFORMANCE OR BOTH  If there is no significant air quality or comfort issues with the home, but the utility bill is painful high.  Then installing a solar electric system and some low cost energy improvements that are…"
May 12, 2012
Steve Blase replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Smart Meters
"Smart meters offer opportunities for both consumers and utilities to save energy.   Real time monitoring of electric usage allows the grid to be operated at much tighter tolerances, resulting in greater efficiencies and reliability. …"
Jan 22, 2012
Steve Blase joined Mark Richardson's group

Renewable Energy

This group will focus on the issues associated with incorporating renewable energy sources like Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Geothermal, Small Wind, Small Hydro into the Residential Energy Efficiency and Sustainability business model.
Nov 17, 2011
Steve Blase replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Smart Meters
"Smart meters eliminated a whole lot meter readers and overhead for the utility.  I have heard that when all smart meters are installed, the utilities will put everyone on (TOU) time of use.   If you use energy at the wrong time, you…"
Nov 12, 2011
Steve Blase joined Allison A. Bailes III's group


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
Nov 1, 2011
Steve Blase replied to Classic Residential, Inc.'s discussion Learning Thermostat
"CLEVER & Very Cool Too! In the past, programming thermostats could turn out to be challenging.  I wonder if the minions who are now fairlyproficient with and masters of their smart phones will really like this device.  Many who…"
Nov 1, 2011
Steve Blase commented on Tom White's group Energy Upgrade California
"Classic Residential Inc, Thanks for your response regarding EUC.   As more Solar companies are considering offering whole house solutions with their solar programs, some are trying to determine if EUC will complement their…"
Nov 1, 2011
Steve Blase commented on Tom White's group Energy Upgrade California
"I sure would like to hear what contractors that are actively performing jobs under the basic or advance package program think of EnergyUpgradeCA?  Was EUC easy to work with?  Or not? Did the property owner receive the rebate from EUC…"
Oct 30, 2011
Steve Blase joined Sean Lintow Sr's group

Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
Oct 28, 2011
Steve Blase replied to allen p tanner's discussion The end of profits for Auditors/raters
"Hi Allen, Educating your customer is key to long term success and a relationship with your customer for most businesses.  My perspective as a newbie to this industry, but very experienced as a contractor is, when the Energy Auditor establishes…"
Oct 28, 2011
Steve Blase joined Leslie McDowell, BPI's group

Building Performance Institute (BPI)

BPI is the nation's premier standards development, quality assurance and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work.See More
Oct 27, 2011
Steve Blase joined Tom White's group

Energy Upgrade California

This is a group for contractors and other pros participating in the Energy Upgrade California energy efficiency program launched 3/1/11.See More
Oct 26, 2011
Steve Blase posted a status
"I bet you didnt have a jeep like this when you were a kid."
Oct 26, 2011
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Oct 26, 2011
Steve Blase posted a status
"Free way to reduce your summer cooling load. Sails were free from a friend. Poles free from a carpet stores dumpster. Cool or Lame?"
Oct 25, 2011

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Steve Blase
Professional Certification
Building Analyst & Envelope Certification BPI Certification #502776, NABCEP Passed Entry Level Exam
Professional Interests
Designing successful solar installations that maximize return on investment through optimum conversion of solar energy to electricity has increased my interest in Home Performance. We have little control over the exterior environment , but significant control over interior air quality in which raise our families and work in. At the same time we are making this interior environment safe for us and our families we are making our homes more efficient. Creating healthy energy solutions by right sizing solar electric systems based on a healthier home with decrease energy consumption is a win for everyone.
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At 11:43am on October 25, 2011, John C. Carlson said…

Thanks for posting on my Page. Please send me your contact information, I'd like to add you to my list of Experts - in your case, for Solar Systems.

I'll be happy to share our findings RE: value impacts, when we finish our research.

My contact info is as follows:

John C. Carlson
John C. Carlson Real Estate Appraisals
556 N. Diamond Bar Blvd. Suite 308
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Office: 909-861-6186
Cell: 951-255-6466
At 6:48am on October 21, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Steve,

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!

Diane, HEP Moderator


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