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What if more efficient homes were actually worth more?

Started Aug 20, 2016 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?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Adams Jan 16. 11 Replies

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, 2016. 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 Steve's discussion Too many BTU's. Too much horsepower?
"Does the house ever feel clammy? Do you have to keep the thermostat below 74 to be comfortable? Is the duct noisy with the 600 cfm your current system needs? If not, do you have ductwork that can handle 2000 cfm50 at 1/2 inch water column?"
16 hours ago
tedkidd commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Balancing Act: Solving Airflow Issues in HVAC Systems
""...increasingly choosing homes with energy-saving elements, as well as other amenities" Compelling data! (?)"
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tedkidd replied to Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion BPI Supports Strong Consumer Protection in Residential PACE Financing Programs in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Good. Guess they see the existential threat PACE poses. This seems like attempting to regulate pickpocketing. Sad to spend so much energy on a bad financing program instead of just creating a good one.  Further reading about…"
Feb 10
tedkidd replied to Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr.'s discussion Hero Pace Program?
"Be very careful with PACE. It's value to consumers is of dubious value. There is a lot of evidence suggesting improvement residual value is only a small fraction of the cost, so there is value theft there. There are also stories of PACE…"
Feb 9
tedkidd replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Let's unpack this premise that home energy score is somehow a proxy for value that people will pay something for on a monthly basis. How, why, would you? How does it translate to value? Someone please show me the math? A lower interest rate…"
Feb 2
tedkidd replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"Here is our project data including energy use, EUI, project paybacks: bit.ly/ESHPclientHPdata"
Feb 2
tedkidd replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"It's what we do. Here are our case studies: bit.ly/ESHPCaseStudiesdev"
Feb 2
Nate Adams liked tedkidd's discussion Home Performance is Failing - let's turn that around?
Jan 16
Nate Adams replied to tedkidd's discussion Home Performance is Failing - let's turn that around?
"Ira, you're not alone. Here in Cleveland the gas company uses their own auditors, it killed the market. There are a small handful of energy auditors left. The bad part is that the utility rebate program is basically an HVAC changeout program.…"
Jan 16
Nate Adams replied to tedkidd's discussion Home Performance is Failing - let's turn that around?
"Website is finally up, albeit still imperfect. You can check out the very detailed case studies. The first 3 are all electric conversions on pre-1920 homes. http://energysmartohio.com/case-studies/"
Jan 16
tedkidd replied to tedkidd's discussion Home Performance is Failing - let's turn that around?
"Thank you Ira! We need more stories like yours to hold the evidence of harm to the faces of government bureaucrats. Without transparent performance and quality metrics, people who "go above and beyond" are at competitive…"
Jan 16
Ira Eisenstein replied to tedkidd's discussion Home Performance is Failing - let's turn that around?
"I have been a home inspector since 2003 and evolved into energy related issues and became a home energy auditor in 2007... It took extra time on each job, but I've always tried to "go above and beyond" the basic audit, and educate my…"
Jan 16
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tedkidd commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post New Case Study: Arizona Leverages Industry Standards to Improve Home Performance Program
"Pretty light on data to be referred to as a "case study". In fact, bbrn doesn't title it that way. Subtract 2 credibility points hep..."
Jan 12
Joe Davis liked tedkidd's discussion Home Performance is Failing - let's turn that around?
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tedkidd replied to tedkidd's discussion Home Performance is Failing - let's turn that around?
"If you've fixed the house and insured a good pressure boundary, designing equipment to run all the time can have energy savings from small to shocking. The comfort change, and avoidance of things like ice dams, tends to be what clients find…"
Jan 10

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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.
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