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Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Butler yesterday. 12 Replies

I have been trying to get feedback from people's experience with these breaker box monitoring tools. Do any of them work and provide useful data. I frequently get called by people who want me to…Continue

Tags: monitoring, energy, house, whole

Low Leakage home with cathedral ceiling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Cook yesterday. 4 Replies

I am curious/concerned about advising a tight house (addition) with a cathedral ceiling. I understand that normally, one should keep a 1-2" gap in the rafter bay above the insulation as an air gap.…Continue

Tags: control, moisture, enclosure, Tight

Manual J (SD) for custom, luxury homes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dav Camras Nov 10. 3 Replies

I am curious on how people who use Manual J for load calculations addresses the quirky issues that arise in high end custom home issues such as how to calculate the load for: a screening room that…Continue

Tags: size, right, JSD, Manual

 

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Brad Cook replied to Dav Camras's discussion Low Leakage home with cathedral ceiling
"It is all about the dewpoint. Think of the roof system as a big box. Air can circulate in, out and around the inside of that box. If you could possibly air seal the entire inside plane, and install a durable, continuous and effective vapor barrier…"
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David Butler replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"@Dav, 240-volt circuits are dedicated to a single appliance so circuit monitoring with CT's provides per-appliance data. I don't think it makes sense to try to use circuit level monitoring for plug & lighting loads. TED, Brultech and…"
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Dav Camras replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"I have been thinking about putting it on my own home as you suggest, and was wondering which, if any to try, though they all seem to have issues. With circuit level of my existing home, it was not built with such forethought such that I have no idea…"
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David Butler replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"I think anyone who does energy audits or otherwise advises homeowners on energy reduction should invest in circuit-level energy monitoring for their own home. On my previous all-electric home, I installed the Brultech ECM-1240 with six 240-volt…"
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Dan Phillips replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"I agree that it can be a challenge to use as a part of a regular energy audit.  The co-op that is using the the most in a temporary manner for our members has all the safety gear & training to get into the home's service panel to…"
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Steve Schmidt replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"@David: No, it does not have this feature. Apparently machine learning doesn't work that way."
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Dana Fischer replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"Thanks to Laura Martel for prompting me to submit feedback. ;) Similar to Dan Phillips, I installed Smappee unit on my home in Sept 2016 as part of an effort to pilot the capability of this kind of technology to be leveraged for state and utility EE…"
Tuesday
David Butler replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"Steve, my understanding from having followed NILM research in years past is that the monitoring system would need to have a manual mode whereby you could turn on a specific appliance (plug load or otherwise) and identify it to the system. Presumably…"
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Steve Schmidt replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"Like Dan I've had my Sense installed for about a year and so far it has not lived up to the company's claims of identifying all the devices in my home. I've been following this field for about 10 years and had hoped Sense's…"
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David Butler replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"re: Scott's comment about The Energy Detective monitoring individual appliances... TED uses a very crude method to recognize specific appliances, all done in software based on changing in power. As Scott said, it's terrible (I would have…"
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William H Nickerson replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"I watched a guys small business continually grow year after year. Ourcoolhouse is his web sight. Its a great starting place to learn about Ethernet monitoring and what an internet bridge is. Not a portable gig but has potential."
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Dan Phillips replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"I've had my Sense for over a year now.  If you have a driven person that wants to engage with the App, it can be useful as the Sense 'finds' new devices.  Because you still need to hunt down which device the Sense has found…"
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Scott Katznelson replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"I’ll be watching to see what people say... the only whole house monitor I’ve used was purchased about 5 years ago.  It was the TED Energy Detective (or something like that).  Very accurate - always within a few KWh of the…"
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Building energy modeler, Energy auditor / assessor / analyst
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At 4:33pm on November 6, 2017, Diane Chojnowski said…

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