James White
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  • Wenatchee, WA
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What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Walter Ahlgrim Aug 28, 2014. 11 Replies

I assume it is because Windows no longer supports the old version of Internet Explorer that we use here at work, and to possibly work on mobile devices, but the appearance of the Home Energy Pros…Continue

Smartphone Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Feb 14, 2014. 12 Replies

Wondering what others think of Flir's infrared thermal imaging camera that fits on the back of an iPhone, and supposedly later this year, on Android phones.  I believe the price is around $350.…Continue

Tags: smartphone, android, iphone, camera, infrared

Russian Wood Stoves (Masonry Stoves)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeena Smith May 10, 2013. 33 Replies

While reading an article in the Alaska Magazine yesterday, I came upon a reference to Russian wood stoves (Pechka) that were commonly used to heat the typical Russian cabin.  The stoves were…Continue

The Coming Energy Implosion

Started this discussion. Last reply by James White Jan 20, 2012. 17 Replies

I got this idea from my good friend Mike Nelson, the Obi-Wan Kenobi of solar in Washington state, who predicts that new technologies and behavior changes are coming together in ways that are going to…Continue

 

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James White replied to Jerry Needham's discussion HVAC Question about running fan continuously Vs. setting on Auto so it runs when AC or Furnace runs
"There is more than fan energy to be saved by setting fans to run on "auto". Most forced air heating/cooling systems in homes do not have individual zone return air ducts. Air returning from a bedroom typically has to pass beneath the gap…"
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Building Simulations

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Profile Information

Company
Chelan County Public Utility District
Professional Certification
Doctorate in Engineering, Energy Management, P.E. Mechanical Engineer
Professional Interests
I run the commercial and industrial energy efficiency program for our electric utility, but assist with residential conservation program as well. I am interested in all aspects of commercial, residential and industrial energy efficiency. Currently experimenting with Matlab and Simulink to model building energy consumption in ways that existing computer models cannot come close to replicating. Have also developed simplified methods for analyzing residential and commercial energy use and conservation potentials using monthly gas and electric bills, combined with average monthly temperatures and square footage. Former Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)board member. Also interested in all things solar. I organized and started the world's only solar drag race. Working with local high school students, we will attempt to set the world speed record for a solar-only powered vehicle during the summer of 2011 at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Website URL
http://www.SolarDragRace.com
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/james-white/b/94a/232

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John White replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Ductless, mini split-system air-conditioners have many potential applications in residential,…"
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David Butler replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Hi Sean, my comment re: actionable cooling load was about the application of ductless, not related…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Assuming same efficiency - apples to apples - off the top of my head the only way a ducted system…"
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David Butler replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"By 'actionable', I mean the load is such that the homeowner actually needs to use A/C, as…"
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Brett Little replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"When you say actionable cooling loads you mean higher than heating loads?  I need to see…"
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David Butler replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Since the Home Performance Forum archives are hosted on a different server with different software,…"
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