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Michael R. Johnson liked Bruce Sullivan's blog post Solving Energy Poverty: Energy Efficient Homes for Those Who Need Them Most
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Thomas Price commented on Bruce Sullivan's blog post Don’t Repair, Replace! Bring Zero Energy Homes to Those Who Need them Most
"That's an interesting perspective but it begs certain questions.  Yes, if we were to build new energy efficient homes for the people who are worse stricken by energy poverty, that would solve the problem, but how much energy does it take…"
Mar 18
David Eakin commented on Bruce Sullivan's blog post Solving Energy Poverty: Energy Efficient Homes for Those Who Need Them Most
"Most all residential buildings are built with a 50-year life cycle. If the building stock in question is at that point, or past, then tear down and rebuild is the better option than deep energy retrofit. Low-income housing can be both energy…"
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Jose Macho commented on Bruce Sullivan's blog post Solving Energy Poverty: Energy Efficient Homes for Those Who Need Them Most
"There is no one-size-fits all answer...It would be interesting to see some real data on low income population in homes or rental apartments- either subsidized or private. I do know that much of the public housing sector both DOE and Agencies…"
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Bill Melendez commented on Bruce Sullivan's blog post Solving Energy Poverty: Energy Efficient Homes for Those Who Need Them Most
"We seem to not focus on consumer behaviors that cause energy poverty. The solution, in addition to what was mentioned above is to control how energy is used within low income (and high income) homes through the use of technology such as smart…"
Mar 13
Brett Little commented on Bruce Sullivan's blog post Solving Energy Poverty: Energy Efficient Homes for Those Who Need Them Most
"Greenhomes for all! Great thoughts. Check out what we are doing in GR https://greenhomeinstitute.org/grand-rapids-green-affordable-housing/"
Mar 13
Barbara Smith commented on Bruce Sullivan's blog post Solving Energy Poverty: Energy Efficient Homes for Those Who Need Them Most
"The depth of the housing crisis demands that we work on all fronts at once. This article needs more numbers to describe our housing stock credibly. Also: don't dismiss the value of what's happening now in weatherization. For…"
Mar 13
Barbara Smith commented on Bruce Sullivan's blog post Don’t Repair, Replace! Bring Zero Energy Homes to Those Who Need them Most
"Many older mobile homes could be targeted for replacement with this approach, if land ownership issues can be sorted out. Multiple approaches must be deployed on a large scale to address the full housing problem, hence the need to preserve…"
Mar 13
Barbara Smith commented on Bruce Sullivan's blog post Don’t Repair, Replace! Bring Zero Energy Homes to Those Who Need them Most
"Here's an exciting Vermont project along these lines: https://www.vtenergydashboard.org/stories/vermont-s-mobile-home-replacement-effort"
Mar 13
Barbara Smith commented on Bruce Sullivan's blog post Don’t Repair, Replace! Bring Zero Energy Homes to Those Who Need them Most
"Here's some good background information on manufactured homes in Minnesota. Specific subsets of these homes might be good targets for this "replace, don't repair" approach. http://www.seventhwave.org/manufactured-homes-study"
Mar 13
Barbara Smith commented on Bruce Sullivan's blog post Don’t Repair, Replace! Bring Zero Energy Homes to Those Who Need them Most
"rehome Oregon is perhaps less ambitious than what is outlined in this article, but a worthy initiative along the same…"
Mar 13
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Don’t Repair, Replace! Bring Zero Energy Homes to Those Who Need them Most

Part I of our series on energy poverty discussed addressing the root causes of the issue rather than the current band-aid solution. While current programs intended to pay utility bills or…See More
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Solving Energy Poverty: Energy Efficient Homes for Those Who Need Them Most

Finding ways to make housing affordable has troubled society for decades. Lack of affordable housing is linked to a host of social issues, including underemployment, drug abuse, domestic violence, and poor health. Affordability is defined as spending no…See More
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BASE zero, LLC
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Don’t Repair, Replace! Bring Zero Energy Homes to Those Who Need them Most

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 11:36am 5 Comments

Part I of our series on energy poverty discussed addressing the root causes of the issue rather than the current band-aid solution. While current programs…

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Solving Energy Poverty: Energy Efficient Homes for Those Who Need Them Most

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Finding ways to make housing affordable has troubled society for decades. Lack of affordable housing is linked to a host of social issues, including underemployment, drug abuse, domestic violence, and poor health.…

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At 8:32am on August 19, 2016, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Bruce,

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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