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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

Started Nov 6, 2014 0 Replies

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 commented on Home Energy Magazine's video
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Legends of Home Performance: Henry Gifford, Part 1

"Henry Gifford is one of my personal heros. #LeedIsAFraud #theperfectenergycode"
Jul 10
tedkidd replied to Julie Saporito's discussion Studies on Home Energy Audit Energy Savings Potential?
"Our projects typically lead to between $0 and $600 a year in savings... bit.ly/ESHPCaseStudiesdev "Paybacks" generally run between 50 and 250 years... bit.ly/ESHPclientHPdata"
Jun 8
tedkidd commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Do Low Flow Showerheads Save Water?
"Interesting!  Love to see an overlay of flow rate to client satisfaction. What flow is too low to provide a generally acceptable showering experience? When do people simply replace for a higher flow after a few weeks of suffering?"
Apr 6
tedkidd replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model
"Hi Rob. Here are our case studies, should help you understand our process. http://bit.ly/ESHPCaseStudiesdev If you have more in depth questions you are welcome to reach out to me directly."
Apr 6
tedkidd commented on Sarah OConnell's blog post Crowdsourcing for Innovation
"With Home Performance nearly irrelevant in the marketplace, what problem does this solve? How about solving the sales problem first? Once Home Performance is mainstream, THEN incremental improvements can have meaningful impact!"
Apr 3
tedkidd commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post The Elephant in the Room
"" I highly recommend the trainings available from Citizens Climate Lobby, a group that helped create the bipartisan climate solutions caucus in Congress, and advocates a nonpartisan solution to climate policy." I'm with…"
Mar 31
tedkidd liked Home Energy Magazine's blog post The Elephant in the Room
Mar 31
tedkidd replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model
"We should probably better understand the original question. If "Energy Audit" is specifically for saving energy only, I'm with Jose - these are services that people aren't interested in. Our work is comprehensive home…"
Mar 31
tedkidd replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"Oh, we are also finding EVERY effort towards radical transparency accelerates achievement of trust and confidence. We built case studies for our jobs and subsequently​ realized that to be fully within integrity, every job must be a case…"
Mar 30
tedkidd replied to Rob Madden's discussion Energy auditing as a stand-alone business model...
"We have a stand alone model that is working, but your definitions need clarification. Do you mean a company that does audits then walks away? If so, read Brad's comment. I'd take his comment further. Not only is knowledge needed,…"
Mar 30
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?"
Mar 23
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! (?)"
Mar 20
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

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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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