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Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
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I just searched this forum for "Whole House Fan", but I didn't find much about them (except …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Shafer Aug 14, 2014.

Are Energy Pros the OB-GYNs of the Real Estate Industry?
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I was just looking over ACCA's new revised standard out for comment:Existing Homes Evaluation and Performance Improvement - ANSI/ACCA 12…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Conlon Aug 26, 2013.

Can HP programs afford to keep subsidizing all these free-riders?
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First some facts:1. The ARRA bubble era is over. Efficiency First has a webinar coming up next…Continue

Tags: performance, home, Energy, Star, Upgrade

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Sep 13, 2012.

 

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Tom Conlon replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"If anyone is still following this thread, they may want to check out David Goldstein's strident rebuttal to Arik Levinson: How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save?: How to Misuse Statistics I agree with him that Levinson's…"
Apr 6
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"Ha! This video was fun, but it probably needs a disclosure label: "No energy modelers were harmed in the making of the Perfect Energy Code (or this video)". "
Apr 6
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"Crazy yes, but as Nehemiah and I noted above, Levinson's papers ignore natural gas. However, I found a series of working papers by one of Jim Sweeney's grad students (now at U Chicago) that are more comprehensive, and seem to be where…"
Mar 20
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"Thanks Sean, CPUC is now citing EIA's analysis too (CPUC EE Primer - January 2015): http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/NR/rdonlyres/C34EB185-7A5C-4A89-A05A-41A68915556F/0/CPUCEEPrimer_.ppt "
Mar 20
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"Word!"
Mar 11
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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…"
Feb 23
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"I distinctly remember shaking my head in disbelief the first time I saw Art present his curve down in Asilomar, well aware that there were numerous exogenous variables that he wasn't taking into consideration. He of course knew this too (and no…"
Feb 18
Tom Conlon replied to Irvin McLaughlin's discussion Unhappy customer, feels should have saved more...
"Much wisdom here. Reminds me of that old short story, House, by Tracy Kidder (a great read any craftsperson will enjoy... most attorneys too). Thanks for sharing Irvin. "
Jan 5
Tom Conlon commented on Tom White's video
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Net Zero From Target to Reality

"Thanks for posting this webinar Tom (another colleague of mine mentioned it, but I had missed it). "No combustion inside."  Still controversial to some, but I think it's getting hard to disagree. Zonally controlled VRF heat pumps…"
Nov 3, 2014
Tom Conlon replied to George Kopf's discussion Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?
"Realtors are never going to see as many shades of green as we think we can. By and large they are just waiting for us so-called technical experts to get our stories straight about what is and what is not a "green feature". Once we do, they…"
Oct 2, 2014
Tom Conlon commented on Nate Adams's blog post How an Energy Efficiency Program Killed My Business
"Well said Nate, thanks for sharing. We all look forward to your ideas about solutions."
Sep 11, 2014
Tom Conlon commented on Benjamin Gromicko's blog post Driving Demand for Energy Upgrades in Michigan
"Nice simple video, Ben. Credit where credit is due."
Sep 11, 2014
Tom Conlon replied to Kevin Jordan's discussion Does anyone have pointers on approaching real estate industry?
"We've run several successful (albeit subsidized) programs in California that enabled home inspectors to deliver HERS ratings during escrow. We also trained over 500 real estate agents in the San Diego and SF Bay Area markets to understand the…"
Sep 11, 2014
Kurt Shafer replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Roderick, I see that comments here have waned since the 6th.There are a lot of comments before that.  I want to respond to your comments about Airscape. Neil, the founder, went to a great deal of time trouble and , likely, expense to create the…"
Aug 14, 2014
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"@ Tedd - Respectfully, sir, I see no indication here that anyone is intending to "lie" or perpetuate myths. Instead, I see colleagues from different parts of the country sharing their informed and HONEST opinions. Frankly, that's all…"
Aug 7, 2014
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"cool!"
Aug 7, 2014

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At 7:22am on February 23, 2015, Better Buildings Support said…

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At 6:32pm on October 18, 2013, David Eggleton said…

Welcome to the Considering Permaculture group, Tom.  Perhaps we can meet when I'm in CA next spring.

At 3:05pm on April 23, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Tom,

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!


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