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Chris Dorsi's Discussions

Question: What Are The Most Common Energy Code "Fails"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Benny hani Nov 22, 2015. 13 Replies

A lot of people in the building-performance industry know that the presence of an energy code does not mean that all work in that jurisdiction will be done according to code. Sometimes the problem is…Continue

 

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Jacob Corvidae commented on Chris Dorsi's blog post House and Home: the New Pattern Language
"Chris, This is super exciting! A Pattern Language has not only informed house remodels I've done, but actually informed designing an entire village I helped create (with many others). It's even informed my thinking on language, culture,…"
May 17
Chris Dorsi's blog post was featured

House and Home: the New Pattern Language

For years now, many of the most connected North American housing professionals have derived inspiration and guidance from A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, the seminal handbook to community and housing design that was authored by Christopher Alexander and colleagues back in 1977.It's the…See More
May 17
Chris Dorsi posted a blog post

House and Home: the New Pattern Language

For years now, many of the most connected North American housing professionals have derived inspiration and guidance from A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, the seminal handbook to community and housing design that was authored by Christopher Alexander and colleagues back in 1977.It's the…See More
May 16
Shane S liked Chris Dorsi's event 2018 Habitat X Summer National Conference
May 16
Chris Dorsi commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Is Health The Future of Home Performance?
"I have to agree with most of Charles' assumptions, especially his experience with health benefits becoming apparent AFTER the job. Many years ago, we had good luck selling many retrofit packages that included air-sealing, source control, and…"
Jan 8
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2018 Habitat X Summer National Conference at Big Sky Montana

June 27, 2018 to June 29, 2018
The 2018 Habitat X Summer National Conference will take place at Big Sky Resort, just down the road from the beautiful North entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The dates are Wednesday June 27th through Friday June 29th, 2018.The Habitat X Conferences have become a reliable point of connection for professionals from across all sectors of the energy and housing industries. These one-of-a-kind…See More
Nov 27, 2017
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2018 Habitat X Summer National Conference at Big Sky Montana

June 27, 2016 to June 29, 2016
The 2018 Habitat X Summer National Conference will take place at Big Sky Resort, just down the road from the beautiful North entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The dates are Wednesday June 27th through Friday June 29th, 2018.The Habitat X Conferences have become a reliable point of connection for professionals from across all sectors of the energy and housing industries. These one-of-a-kind…See More
Nov 24, 2017
Chris Dorsi commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post The Elephant in the Room
"This was a great session, witness the fact that we had to schedule a second showing to accommodate those who couldn't fit in the room for the first. Kara's simple message -- to stay engaged with your political delegation if you care about…"
Mar 29, 2017
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Mar 29, 2017
Chris Dorsi replied to Sean Maxwell's discussion Blower Door Databases: ATTMA and Retrotec rCloud
"It's great to hear that the implementation of pressure diagnostics is gaining some traction down in Australia. ​I think that there'll come a time in the not-so-distant future when it would be unthinkable to build or rehabilitate a building…"
Jul 18, 2016
Diane Chojnowski commented on Chris Dorsi's blog post My Favorite Announcement of the Year
"Congratulations Michelle Nochisaki and Ed Matos!  "
May 25, 2016
Chris Dorsi's blog post was featured

My Favorite Announcement of the Year

Each year, Habitat X engages in a search for up-and-coming young professionals in the home performance industry. We take applications from individuals who are less than 40 years old, and we ask them to iterate a focused vision of an industry future that we think is far-reaching but plausible. We then choose one person from among these applicants who is poised to make important contributions to the industry. And we give them a…See More
May 25, 2016
Chris Dorsi posted a blog post

My Favorite Announcement of the Year

Each year, Habitat X engages in a search for up-and-coming young professionals in the home performance industry. We take applications from individuals who are less than 40 years old, and we ask them to iterate a focused vision of an industry future that we think is far-reaching but plausible. We then choose one person from among these applicants who is poised to make important contributions to the industry. And we give them a…See More
May 24, 2016
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Habitat X Webinar: Contractor Training and Quality Control at GoTo Webinar

May 18, 2016 from 1pm to 2pm
Time. Wednesday May 18th. 12:00 PDT/1:00 MDT/2:00 CDT/3:00 EDT.TOPIC. The implementation of high-performance building standards within the construction industry, for both new and existing buildings, has been slowed by barriers of tradition, economics, and training. Luckily, we have some solutions to these age-old…See More
May 17, 2016
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2016 Habitat X Summer National Conference at Big Sky Resort

June 27, 2016 to June 29, 2016
The 2016 Habitat X Summer National Conference will take place at Big Sky Resort, just down the road from the beautiful North entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The dates are Monday June 27th through Wednesday June 29th, 2016.Learn more about the Habitat X Strategic Plan in the January/February issue of Home Energy…See More
May 16, 2016
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Habitat X Webinar: Contractor Training and Quality Control at GoTo Webinar

May 18, 2016 from 1pm to 2pm
Time. Wednesday May 18th. 12:00 PDT/1:00 MDT/2:00 CDT/3:00 EDT.TOPIC. The implementation of high-performance building standards within the construction industry, for both new and existing buildings, has been slowed by barriers of tradition, economics, and training. Luckily, we have some solutions to these age-old…See More
May 16, 2016

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Founder, Habitat X. Coordinator of Building Science Initiatives, Montana State University
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I'm an American businessman with offices in Bozeman, Montana. My professional focus is on strategic planning, corporate communication, education management, and professional development. I've founded and operated several successful organizations over the last 40 years, successfully leveraging cultural insight, technical knowledge, and business acumen into viable businesses.

I help individuals and organizations achieve success in these ways:

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS. I apply astute writing skills, editorial precision, and publishing know-how to help partners across Europe and North America establish their brands and build effective marketing, education, and public outreach campaigns.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. I manage professional conferences, critical meetings, and fast-moving training events for progressive organizations. I lead the Habitat X Conferences in the U.S. and Europe, providing professional development opportunities for people in the sustainable housing industry.

SPEAKING and TRAINING. I lead, inspire, and train groups of people in professional settings as a keynote speaker, moderator, emcee, and technical trainer.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY. I help organizations develop and implement standards and specifications for energy efficient buildings.

My upcoming book, Human Habitat, is due on the streets in 2018, and will report from the intersection of housing, culture, and the environment.
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http://www.habitatX.com
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https://www.facebook.com/HabitatX
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House and Home: the New Pattern Language

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

For years now, many of the most connected North American housing professionals have derived inspiration and guidance from A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, the seminal handbook to community and housing design that was authored by Christopher Alexander…

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My Favorite Announcement of the Year

Posted on May 24, 2016 at 10:26pm 1 Comment

Each year, Habitat X engages in a search for up-and-coming young professionals in the home performance industry. We take applications from individuals who are less than 40 years old, and we ask them to iterate a focused vision of an industry future that we think is far-reaching but plausible. We then choose one person from among these applicants who is poised to make important…

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The Compliance Project

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 3:14pm 13 Comments

Many of us have been working for decades to push the energy codes toward higher performance. We've had some good success along the way, as state after state adopt more stringent codes. Unfortunately, in many regions we have a long, long way to go. Even in those places where the most stringent codes are in place, execution and enforcement are often weak. And, as for going…

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Habitat X Releases 2015 Position Statement

Posted on August 15, 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Big Sky Resort, Montana -- August 14, 2015

The Habitat X Summer National Conference provides a collaborative meeting place for leaders from the energy efficiencybuilding performance, and utility industries. Each year we work in a open public process to develop a position statement that addresses…

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At 2:23pm on January 5, 2016, Paul Raymer said…

Great, Chris!  Hope all is going well.  There's always so much to learn.

At 10:20am on January 30, 2015, Nate Adams said…

I think you win at useful, Chris. Hopefully I do, too. I'm finding I like this forum a lot. Way too many choices, though - 20 Linked In groups, HVAC Talk, and here, it's a lot to keep up with!

At 11:36am on February 25, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Chris,

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!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. And add your location on our Member Map!


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