Dannie Jackson
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Green Built Ranch House

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Schettine Oct 4, 2017. 4 Replies

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Split Level Solarized Home Models

  This past month I wanted to expand on an idea I had designing tiny homes for use with larger ranch and split level homes.  The split level home is ideal in the  mountain regions where I live at where we have lots of hills and mountain side terraces that people use for building.  The main thing of the design was for the home to…See More
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3D Design And Analysis

Here you can show off your 3D building designs, talk about design software, as well as energy analysis calculator scripts and software.  Share tips, tricks and insights.See More
Nov 24, 2017
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Affordable Energy Efficient Design

What concerns me is ways to build energy efficient homes with passive and active solar heating features, and do so affordably.  I always consider local market construction materials, and how to use them to achieve something that will compete with designs using the latest new fab materials (which can add more cost and more…See More
Nov 23, 2017
Dannie Jackson liked Barry NewDelman's discussion Help your Clients save, THEN do what you do best
Nov 23, 2017
Dannie Jackson replied to Barry NewDelman's discussion Whats the Consensus of this group Define "Energy Efficiency" in the group Energy Efficient Design
"Design wise I would say that energy efficiency is defined by the Btu / square foot.  This is usually expressed in kilo Btu / square foot annually as well as summed kilo Btu annually for the entire structure.In design terms, you might want to…"
Nov 23, 2017
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Energy Efficient Design

Energy efficiency starts at the drafting table...How architects and designers can help buildings reach high-performance standards.See More
Nov 23, 2017
Dannie Jackson liked Chris Laumer-Giddens's group Energy Efficient Design
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Dannie Jackson posted a blog post

Split Level Solarized Home Models

  This past month I wanted to expand on an idea I had designing tiny homes for use with larger ranch and split level homes.  The split level home is ideal in the  mountain regions where I live at where we have lots of hills and mountain side terraces that people use for building.  The main thing of the design was for the home to…See More
Nov 23, 2017
Dannie Jackson liked Home Performance Coalition's blog post Building a Market for High-Performing Homes
Nov 23, 2017
Home Performance Coalition liked Dannie Jackson's blog post Designing A Smart Home With Phase Change Thermal Mass
Nov 9, 2017
Alice La Pierre liked Dannie Jackson's blog post How To Make Use Of Passive Geo Thermal Energy For Cooling
Nov 6, 2017
Dannie Jackson commented on Dannie Jackson's blog post Designing A Smart Home With Phase Change Thermal Mass
"Jim Baerg  that's a good example of how thermal mass can help make the temperature range more comfortable by controlling wild swings in temperature.  It slows down the interior heat gain and slows the drop in interior…"
Nov 4, 2017
Bryan Gabriel liked Dannie Jackson's blog post Designing A Smart Home With Phase Change Thermal Mass
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Jim Baerg commented on Dannie Jackson's blog post Designing A Smart Home With Phase Change Thermal Mass
"I live in a 100 year old brick house with double wythe exterior walls.  A few years ago, I insulated the space between the inner and outer bricks.  We live in a dry climate with 20 to 30 degree temp swings in the summer, so we religiously…"
Nov 2, 2017

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Tiny House Design Project
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Architect / designer, Building energy modeler, Engineer
Professional Interests
Passive and active solar and geothermal design.

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Split Level Solarized Home Models

Posted on November 23, 2017 at 8:00am 0 Comments

  This past month I wanted to expand on an idea I had designing tiny homes for use with larger ranch and split level homes.  The split level home is ideal in the  mountain regions where I live at where we have lots of hills and mountain side…
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Wood Gas For Electrical Power? Or "How to run a generator on wood gas."

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Modern wood gas powered electrical generator.
  Wood and coal gasification was used in the early days of the gas fired street lamps before natural gas came to be…
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Envisioning A Sustainable Green Market And Economy

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 5:43pm 0 Comments





Amazing Energy-Generating Buildings for the 2017 Astana World Expo (?)



  As interesting as the above vision is, we have to ask our selves if the cost of construction to realize the artistic vision of this building, will in any wise be recovered by its projected energy generation capabilities?  For the most part I can see a need for lots of interior cooling and have to ask where the source or power for this is coming from? …
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Core Heat And Other Concepts

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 2:30pm 0 Comments









  In some places the use of solar heated liquids from hot water solar panels are used to provide heating for floors which are fitted with tubing in the floor to move the heated liquid through.  Heated liquid from hot water solar panels can also be sent to registers or radiators in remote places in a home such as its core.



  Another innovative way that heated liquids can be used is to move the liquid into a…
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At 10:46pm on September 28, 2017, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Dannie,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. 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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