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What if more efficient homes were actually worth more?

Started Aug 20 0 Replies

originally posted here What if it was easy to find out how much energy a home…Continue

Home Performance is Failing - let's turn that around?

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Originally posted here Home performance is failing, yet there is a large…Continue

Dear DOE, PACE sucks - please fix or make it go away...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Aug 22. 3 Replies

Who thinks Energy Efficiency is having a hard enough time gaining traction due to lack of credibility and accountability for performance already, we don't need specious forms of financing further…Continue

EE programs SUCK - but it doesn't have to be this way - #oneknob

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The numbers and reports keep coming in, residential EE programs from California to Massachusetts are terrible.Work is often mediocre,…Continue

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tedkidd replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy Auditing Software
"We use TREAT. It has an antiquated and frustrating interface but does a pretty nice job with load calcs and predicting consumption. I think Wrightsoft, which does duct design, would be one I'd consider if I were starting fresh. What are your…"
Dec 1
tedkidd replied to Benny hani's discussion Manual J online
"On retrofits we are between about 1000 and 1600 sf/ton cooling. We put a 3 ton unit on a 5000 (?) sf new build, and it didn't appear to slide from set point all summer.  750-1200 sf/ton for heating, Northern Ohio. Usually we find (from…"
Nov 3
tedkidd replied to Benny hani's discussion Manual J online
"Bob, raters are typically doing new homes. You want to adjust this number? At what number do you think he should start being concerned?"
Nov 3
tedkidd commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"LOL. Ruben, you realize this is a typical Koch brothers type argument with gaping logic holes used to manipulate and confuse public opinion? In this case it appears to be deflection, not sure why you would do that... I'm with Tauran, talking…"
Oct 19
tedkidd replied to Tom White's discussion How do you define and guarantee quality?
"Hi Tom, I like what you've written here, and these folks are friends, but I'm not sure I see how we can clearly "define and guarantee quality" for homeowners from what you've written. Maybe if you explained it one at at…"
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Luke Langhals liked tedkidd's discussion Dear DOE, PACE sucks - please fix or make it go away...
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tedkidd commented on Amber Vignieri's blog post Chicago Winter No Match for Retrofitted Logan Square Building
"This case study is an example of how hard it is simply to do a compelling case study. Everyone has to make up on their own, and good design is really hard. Furthermore, this effort is ostensibly cost without compensation. A pure…"
Aug 23
Eric Kjelshus replied to tedkidd's discussion Dear DOE, PACE sucks - please fix or make it go away...
"Most HVAC system upgrade - change outs and attic seals-R-49 end up $20-30K   Most house - holds just have $4-6K cash to put into a large repairs.   So I sell cost per MO"
Aug 22
Bud Poll replied to tedkidd's discussion Dear DOE, PACE sucks - please fix or make it go away...
"Thanks Ted, It has been awhile since they tried Pace in my community and it did not go very well.  I admit i haven't and will not need to review their program as it is being offered now, but what I saw was a lot of extra requirements for…"
Aug 22
Barbara Smith replied to tedkidd's discussion Dear DOE, PACE sucks - please fix or make it go away...
"What I have heard is that the presence of PACE in a jurisdiction has encouraged other entities and programs to step up and provide better financing for EE improvements."
Aug 22
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tedkidd replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion ERV Configuration
"Green Grass (wet) climates - not Arizona. A ventilating dehumidifier and positive pressure strategy will provide drying potential to homes in moist climates, helping avoid mold and other long term moisture related problems. VOC off gassing is lower…"
Aug 18
tedkidd replied to Tom Barrett's discussion Shell Sealing Limits to Existing Homes
"Love Walter! But as of 8/11/16 you might want to stop recommending HRV/erv in Cleveland. We are tracking our jobs after, and they are exacerbating humidity management problems. erv cores don't dry incoming enough, air is still too wet. We…"
Aug 11
tedkidd replied to Tom Barrett's discussion Shell Sealing Limits to Existing Homes
"Make it as tight as you can with the budget you have. Always, always, always recommend 4" filtration and mechanical ventilation, and in humid climates always recommend ventilating dehumidifiers. If problems arise later, you will want that…"
Aug 11

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Energy Efficiency Specialists, LLC.
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Crunching the numbers. Beating the savings projections by getting the crews excited about their work.
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TRACKING RESULTS - Making Excellence A Competitive Advantage

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 8:00am 2 Comments

Promises of savings without tracking DRIVES ME NUTS.  People are being harmed and we don't have any idea how big the harm is.  Comprehensive Home Performance really takes off once you connect tracking results because now you can offer a thing very rare.  

You can offer TRUTH.  You can offer PROOF that what you say will happen, will happen.  Delivering the "5th 

How do we create pressure for Utilities to open up their data so tracking can be automated?…

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Great Home Energy Magazine HPwES article.

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Great article.  I think Courtney Moriarta may be one of the brilliant original designers of Comprehensive Home Performance:

Home Energy Magazine - Home Performance with Energy Star :: Home Performance with Energy Star - Looking Back to See the Future 

Hopefully the current obsession with "cost effectiveness" will soon be replaced with focus on Comprehensive…

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At 1:10pm on October 6, 2014, 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 1:01pm on June 14, 2013, Melissa Baldridge said…

Thanks for the friend request, Tedd.  And for the awesome work you do - I feel your passion and care every time you post.

With warm regards,

Melissa

At 8:20am on September 17, 2012, Curt Kinder said…

That's very kind of you to say.

At 1:00pm on September 23, 2011, David Eggleton said…
Welcome to the 1000 Home Challenge group, Ted.  As the project moves out from the pilot phase, much of interest will emerge!  At any time, send me nominations for the Resources section of the group's page.
At 12:14pm on May 18, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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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