Steve Waclo
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Underperforming? Energy Efficiency of HVAC Equipment Suffers Due to Poor Installation
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Hello all,A search of the site seems to indicate this recently published study from NIST has not made an appearance, so here's a link to the summary page. There is also a link to the full report at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Zockoff Dec 4, 2014.

Microbial Ecosystems

Hello All,Came upon this interview just this morning and although the research discussed was done in a university office building and a hospital, the implications for residential buildings are…Continue

Started Jun 3, 2013

First Issue of Newsletter from Canadian Centre for Housing Technology

Here's an email from Marianne Armstrong of CCHT. I was in touch with her regarding her recent study on the use of gas fireplaces as a primary heating source in homes (see post elsewhere). Ms.…Continue

Tags: newsletter, canadian, fireplace, gas

Started Dec 8, 2010

DOE Webinars: Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades

Hello All: Trust everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I promise this will be my last post of a DOE/EERE e-release, since I strongly suspect most folks on HEP are already tuned in and receive these…Continue

Started Dec 1, 2010


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Professional Certification
EE, ret''d
Professional Interests
all aspects of home energy management including passive solar and real time energy use monitoring

Have a lot of time on my hands since retirement and enjoy following developments in all aspects of residential energy management. During the Carter Administration (!) I worked in Technical Services for PEPCO in DC and helped numerous residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers understand their bills and better manage all aspects of their energy consumption. Been out of the business for a long time, but got involved again when utility costs in our 2002 home were higher than they needed to be. Penurious by nature but concerned about the future as well (although, when you think about it, what have future generations ever done for us?:-)

Look forward to following developments here and perhaps making a contribution on occassion.

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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades

Hello All:

With so many HEP participants already being deluged with relevant (and sometimes irrelevant) information about the industry, it's difficult to decide when to add yet another layer by posting a press release such as this. For those who are top of this, forgive me. For those who aren't, and pretty much don't care, hope you'll forgive me too...

During my brief time with this group, I have come to very much respect the remarkable level of…

Posted on November 23, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

EERE/DOE Encouraging Homeowners to Invest in Energy Efficiency Improvements

Hello All:

Perhaps I'm not looking closely enough, but I've not noticed mention of these daily updates from DOE. In the unlikely event any members are unaware of the service, here's the latest release and I believe there is also info on signing up:…


Posted on November 10, 2010 at 12:43pm

Developments in Nevada's "Audit on Demand" Legislation

Hello All:

Still learning the ropes here and after I sent this link out to the Marketing Group, discovered I could annoy all members simultaneously with a blog post :-).

Short version summary of subject line:

1) Responsible legislators enact Audit on Demand regulations.

2) Owners of gored oxen howl.

3) Program spins wheels.

Details below:…


Posted on November 5, 2010 at 6:50pm

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Based upon the profile photo that you have, you may get a kick out of this too:

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