Charles Cormany
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Charles Cormany commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings
"A few points to consider from the author. 1. From an efficiency standpoint electricity is a clear winner. The best gas appliances are 98% efficient. Electric appliances using heat pump technology are 200% to 400% efficient. Combustion safety is a…"
Mar 10
Charles Cormany commented on Efficiency First California's blog post 3 Myths About Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
"Eric - Re:Filters. I agree that cheap filters do very little to catch PM 2.5. I was suggesting cheap filters after seeing tons of folks rush to the store and purchasing very restrictive "allergen" filters. Considering the condition of most…"
Dec 18, 2017
Charles Cormany added a discussion to the group Job Board
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Energy Efficiency Incentive Program Manager - Efficiency First California (Berkeley)

Position Title: Program Manager Terms: Full time, available immediatelyAbout Efficiency First California: Come join a clean-energy nonprofit! Efficiency First California (EFCA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade organization representing the Energy Efficiency industry. EFCA’s mission is to support growth of the energy efficiency industry and to represent the voice of the EE contractors in state policy discussions. For more information, visit our website,…See More
Feb 23, 2017
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Feb 23, 2017
Charles Cormany commented on Sean McLoughlin's blog post Programming in-floor electric radiant heat, is it worth it?
"I have seen resistance floor heaters add nearly $100 per month to an electric bill. Since most folks want warm toes in the morning I would treat them like a radiant heating system and cycle them on several hours before they typically wake up and…"
Apr 23, 2015
Charles Cormany replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Love them but............... Get rid of the air plane propellers - spend the money and get a good one. Need good fan, air tight with insulated doors. Ducted are quieter. Need adequate ventilation, It's best to cut in an eyebrow or gable vent to…"
Aug 5, 2014
Charles Cormany replied to Craig McManus's discussion How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.
"We have used hardware cloth (1/4" mesh wire) and then sprayed it with single part foam. I have heard of used cat litter (urine smell) sprinkled about and moth balls as other options."
Mar 13, 2014
Charles Cormany is now a member of Home Energy Pros Forum
Mar 28, 2011

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Efficiency First California
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Educator / Trainer, Energy auditor / assessor / analyst, Energy efficiency / Weatherization program administrator or implementer / evaluator
Professional Certification
BPI
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Home Performance
Combined Hydronics
High Performance HVAC
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http://www.efficiencyfirstca.org
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http://www.efficiencyfirstca.org
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At 11:19am on March 29, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Charles,

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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