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Dirty solar panels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stacie Bagnasco Oct 16, 2017. 1 Reply

No, not bad language, just dirt.  I've read that output can decline on the order of 15-20% with soiling.  I suspect most homeowners don't think about it -- out of sight, out of mind.  Perhaps…Continue

What do dung beetles have that we don't?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Evan Mills Feb 3, 2013. 3 Replies

I see over…Continue

New LBNL Resource: Steps to Improving Ventilation in Existing Homes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Stephens Oct 4, 2012. 2 Replies

http://resaveguide.lbl.gov/Context: This work was done under RESAVE, a California Energy Commission (CEC) Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. The…Continue

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Energy Analysis Department
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Energy education - http://eetd.lbl.gov/ea/mills/CC_education/CC_education.html

The intersection of energy management and risk management - http://insurance.lbl.gov

Improved offgrid lighting in the developing world - http://light.lbl.gov

Building commissioning - http://cx.lbl.gov

Climate change - http://www.ipcc.ch

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Home Performance Coalition Announces the Merger of the Home Performance Forum and Home Energy Pros to Become the Premier Sharing Space for Home Energy Professionals

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Some exciting changes are coming to Home Energy Pros. 

Looking back, the fruits of seven years spent growing the network include a community of nearly 6,000 members who have collectively generated thousands of pages of crowd-sourced content and discussion (more on that here). Over 3 million non-members have viewed the…

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Home Energy Pros to close down effective October 1

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 3:30pm 10 Comments

After a very productive 7 years of growing the Home Energy Pros network, our long-standing financial support from the U.S. Department of Energy for this activity has come to an end. We’ve garnered 5,500 members, who have collectively generated thousands of pages of crowd-sourced content and discussion (more on that here). Over 3 million non-members have viewed the information.  Unfortunately, networks like this don't…

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: Home Energy Pros at 5 and 5000

Posted on July 25, 2016 at 1:34pm 0 Comments

Over the past five years, the Home Energy Pros social network has grown from a twinkle in our eyes to a vibrant community of 5000 doers and shakers in the home performance world. The membership represents a rich cross-section of participants in the home energy performance movement, including:

  • Energy auditors
  • Building contractors
  • Insulation contractors
  • HVAC contractors
  • Home inspectors
  • Appraisers
  • Real Estate…
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Taming the Energy Use of Gaming Computers

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 5:38pm 2 Comments

New report on the surprising energy appetite of gaming PCs -- More info and link to the full report here.

While not part of the building envelope or primary systems that home energy pros usually engage with, it's important to know about this increasingly…

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Home Energy Pros turns one!

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 10:00am 5 Comments



When my first kid turned one, he was barely walking.

When Home Energy Pros turned one it was galloping.

We’re off to a wildly…

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Efficient + Disaster Resilient = Sustainable

Posted on August 28, 2011 at 3:00am 4 Comments

Picture a so-called “green” building in a floodplain.  Now picture a storm-hardened home guzzling gas like there is no tomorrow.

For me, neither of these conjures up an image of true sustainability.

By virtue of being built unconsciously (or defiantly) in harm’s way, a building is not durable and thus not (in my book) sustainable.  Similarly, a disaster-resilient building belching out greenhouse gases that any scientist worth their salt will tell you is contributing to present…

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Asset Rating with the Home Energy Scoring Tool

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 1:00pm 14 Comments

The White House announced this week a new initiative to boost home energy efficiency. This is the culmination of the Recovery Through Retrofit plan, funded through the…

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Kermit was Right: It's NOT Easy Being Green

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 4:30pm 7 Comments

 

Updated August 2017:  Subfloor insulated with sprayfoam; all windows replaced with R-6 heat-mirror units, all screw-base lighting to LED, and clean-power purchases.  Carbon footprint reduced by 60% through efficiency and another 15% through clean power purchases....…

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Efficiency Lives -- The Rebound Effect Not So Much

Posted on October 22, 2010 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

While the following discussion (originally published in Climate Progress) extends to energy opportunities well outside the residential sphere, it's the latest example an overstatement of the so-called "Rebound Effect". Although there are certainly times that a portion of the…

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Welcome to Home Energy Pros!

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Welcome to Home Energy Pros – the unique digital community by and for those who work in the home energy performance arena.



It is no secret that we are on the cusp of a major transformation in how energy efficiency is deployed in the housing sector. After all, the U.S. President even went on television in a major…
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At 5:16am on August 29, 2012, Gjorevski Saso said…

Hi Evan ,

 Thank you for your kind welcome and yes Macedonia is on the map now.

Best Regards

Saso

At 5:18am on January 5, 2012, Wieslaw Sadownik said…

Hi Evan,

Thanks for kind wellcome , and I'm proud to be one of "long distance" fans of the site..

I hope learn intensively by reading the contents, despite here we meet a little other building tradition. materials etc. I am since 2 years in the energy matters (www.irvis.pl) , and it gets day by day more exciting for me !

So - thanks for great job, and - see you !

At 6:27pm on January 3, 2012, Murray Hogarth said…

Thanks Evan

Yay. Australia is now 'on the map' as they say!

Murray

At 11:27pm on March 17, 2011, Jim Mikel said…
Thanks Dr. Mills.  Good to finally "see" you. 
At 10:23am on March 13, 2011, Gilberto De Martino Jannuzzi said…
Will do that! best regards. Gilberto
At 1:07pm on December 9, 2010, Gil Masters said…
Hi Evan,

Thanks for the personal welcome note.

Would it be appropriate for me to call attention to your new website on my "energyfolks" email list (with about 3000 members)? If so, could you write a short paragraph that I could just paste into my next blurb?

Gil
At 1:55am on December 9, 2010, Lorna G. Fear said…
Noodling around on this site, I found a video that I contributed to. Have you checked out "Energy Rap"?
At 10:52pm on December 8, 2010, Lorna G. Fear said…
Hey, Evan, thanks! I sincerely appreciate your compliment. By the way, do you know Howdy Goudy?
At 11:18am on December 5, 2010, Eric Aune said…
Thanks for the compliment! I've always told my apprentices that if its going to work well it has to look good too!
At 9:30pm on November 7, 2010, Kathleen Greely said…
Evan--nice work here! We're launching new homes and whole house programs in PA...the Pennsylvania landscape is changing quickly for the better.

Kathy
 
 
 

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