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Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Schmidt Jun 25, 2015. 8 Replies

Check out this bogus claim from pge@email.opower.com that one of our residential clients just sent us, along with the scathingly concise…Continue

Tags: Analytics, Residential, Data, Big, OPower

Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Shafer Aug 14, 2014. 73 Replies

I just searched this forum for "Whole House Fan", but I didn't find much about them (except …Continue

Are Energy Pros the OB-GYNs of the Real Estate Industry?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Conlon Aug 26, 2013. 4 Replies

I was just looking over ACCA's new revised standard out for comment:Existing Homes Evaluation and Performance Improvement - ANSI/ACCA 12…Continue

Can HP programs afford to keep subsidizing all these free-riders?

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Sep 13, 2012. 7 Replies

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

 

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Tom Conlon replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion New Study on Green Features Released
"Hi George, I think we agree a lot on the direction of the changes needed, but I wish I could be as confident as you that we're making progress in time-of-sale energy labeling. We agree agents should steer clear of the responsibility…"
Oct 27, 2015
Tom Conlon replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion New Study on Green Features Released
"Hi Jan, speaking of forms, most that I'm familiar with are on the Seller / disclosure side. But for buy-side agents (and in a buyer's market), do you see anybody using anything like this Homebuyer's Energy Efficiency Checklist? It…"
Oct 26, 2015
Tom Conlon replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion New Study on Green Features Released
"Hi George, Both carrots and sticks, yes, but let's not forget that it took Easton v. Strassburger before even basic visual home inspections became commonplace. Will energy disclosures really be any different? Over the past ten years…"
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"ROFL, but like the customer in the photo, WTF does this really mean if my GD bill didn't actually go down?"
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Steve Schmidt replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"Yes, a number of our customers got similar -- very wrong -- messages like this from PG&E (actually produced by Opower I think). In their defense, it's really hard to get this right because there are so many strange corner cases. Like the…"
Jun 25, 2015
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"Interesting theory. I know they have fans but no idea how long they ran last summer. I'll see if I can find out more."
Jun 18, 2015
Gavin Healy replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"Just to check the the customer does not use a whole house fan, or other electrical fans such as ceiling fans during the summer season to cool, 40% is hard to believe, but bill disaggregation on some customers houses still show cooling load with no…"
Jun 18, 2015
tedkidd replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"Awesome share Tom, thanks!!  In NY I've talked to people who've had the "free" NY audit and been told they could save $1400 a year on their gas bill. They say they might have bit if they hadn't already done the math…"
Jun 18, 2015
Dan Phillips replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"There was something there to make it look like there was a correlation between cooling degree days and increased kwh usage.   Or, there was no correlation, but it is too hard to interpret reliability statistics, and no one wants to pay for…"
Jun 18, 2015
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"LMAO - maybe, you just never know Shoot if you can heat a Passive House with just a hair dryer, it would seem you could cool one with a refrigerator :)"
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Tom Conlon replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"... or maybe I'm wrong and she's just been outed for leaving the Energy Star refrigerator door open all summer. Models know best."
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"One to watch is ComEd up in Illinois, they seem to have a good plan & systems in place once they get all the smart meters installed - be interesting to see if it lives up to the hype With that the other problem with big data is how they interput…"
Jun 17, 2015
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Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype

Check out this bogus claim from pge@email.opower.com that one of our residential clients just sent us, along with the scathingly concise comment, "B.S.":Like most PG&E customers (…See More
Jun 17, 2015
Tom Conlon commented on Jose Macho's blog post Why Don't Homeowners Spend Money on Energy Saving Upgrades??? Blame "Cognitive Biases"
"I usually enjoy Shankar's segments, but this one struck me as just another example of the media needlessly juxtaposing Conservation vs. Efficiency. Sure, we humans have a bias to horde our cash, but those of us who know better should never…"
Jun 4, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015

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

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 summaries.

 

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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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