George Kopf
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Utility death spiral = higher taxes? Perhaps...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Jan 19, 2015. 9 Replies

If you are in the energy industry and not familiar with the utility death spiral, you should be. It's real, it's big and it's gaining speed much faster than anyone, especially the utilities, saw…Continue

Tags: grid, defection, outs, bail, death

Green feature values in Real Estate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey Gephart Jan 16, 2015. 16 Replies

Does anyone know of a resource which gives a simple estimated dollar value for green home features?For example, a solar hot water heater adds value to a home but how much?Thanks Home Energy Pros!Feel…Continue

Tags: value, estate, real

Which orgs are working in the Home Energy/Real Estate space?

Started Jan 8, 2015 0 Replies

Ok Home Energy Industry experts, I need some help.It's no surprise to anyone in the Home Energy industry that getting homeowners to buy Home Energy Improvement solutions is a challenge. We are all…Continue

Tags: addendum, green, appraisal, estate, real

How does efficiency factor into a grid parity world?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Oct 26, 2014. 5 Replies

It occurred to me as I was reading this report that…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

George Kopf replied to Silas Inman's discussion Best Energy Myths
"Windows, windows, windows. High performance dual paned windows with low-e coating can and do solve every efficiency and comfort woe under the sun. It's a known scientific fact: windows ARE efficiency. I've had otherwise sane educated…"
May 14
George Kopf replied to Cameron Home Insulation's discussion Why is Air Sealing Important?
"The first step to any performance upgrade to a home is to properly separate the indoors from the outdoors. The key here is the word "properly." A shell that is too loose is like living in a tent. But, on the other extreme, a shell…"
May 14
George Kopf commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Permit me to Explain--by Chris Stratton and Wen Lee
"Chris, You never cease to amaze me. From researcher to DIY, is there anything energy related you haven't done?"
Mar 8
George Kopf liked Efficiency First California's blog post Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings
Mar 1
George Kopf liked Efficiency First California's blog post Is Health The Future of Home Performance?
Jan 11

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CLEAResult
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BPI Building Analyst, Home Energy Pro Energy Auditor
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At 3:18pm on June 7, 2011, Tom White said…

Welcome, George to Home Energy Pros.  I'm glad to see that it's useful for you and your crews!

 

 

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At 5:58pm on May 27, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi George,

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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Mini split installation location

Started by Jan Green in HVAC. Last reply by David Butler 36 minutes ago. 13 Replies

Think of the house as a really big duct

Started by Frank Spevak in HVAC. Last reply by John White on Friday. 2 Replies

Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

Started by Beverly Lerch in General Forum. Last reply by Beverly Lerch on Thursday. 13 Replies

Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom

Started by Jerry Needham in General Forum. Last reply by John Nicholas on Thursday. 10 Replies

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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I agre that the south wall would be shaded for the warmer summer months, but it won't look…"
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I'll check on electrical.  Good point.  "
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Thank you for that.  I wanted to put it on the west wall since there isn't much chance of…"
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Walter Ahlgrim replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Being a Flip you must consider the install cost. At least get a bid for a PTAC unit like the ones…"
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Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"South Wall. It will have the highest load needed for cooling/heating. the shade from the tree could…"
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Glen Gallo replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I would add where is the power coming from? the south wall proposed might have easier access for…"
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Franco Oyuela replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"First: Mini split are a great option. Second:vI agree with David that installing on the south…"
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John White replied to Frank Spevak's discussion Think of the house as a really big duct
"Thanks for sharing this helpful information. Want to read more on duct cleaning pros and cons.…"
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Thank you, thank you!  I appreciate your insights.  I agree with the idea that installing…"
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David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Hi Jan, in a room like that with a relatively balanced aspect ratio, flat ceiling and not much…"
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