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

Work collaboratively to find easier, more accurate and better ways to model, predict and verify a home's energy consumption.
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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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Mini split installation location

Started by Jan Green in HVAC. Last reply by Franco Oyuela yesterday. 5 Replies

Think of the house as a really big duct

Started by Frank Spevak in HVAC. Last reply by John White yesterday. 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

What's the Most Profitable HVAC Job for Your Company?

Started by Wayne Melancon in HVAC. Last reply by Franco Oyuela on Tuesday. 4 Replies

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Why One Room Is Hotter Than Others

"If the temperature difference between your bedroom and your living room feels like walking from a…"
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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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Pearl Home Certification's blog post was featured
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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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Wrightsoft - Manual J / Manual D

If you use Wrightsoft to calculate loads or design ducts, you likely have questions.  Get answers…See More
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"This is a very rough diagram of the detached casita.  There are currently no windows in this…"
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Beverly Lerch replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"Thanks.  A very reasonable, practical answer.  We have done our experimenting and ceiling…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom
"Jerry, ;Have you opened the cathedral ceiling?  "
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Blake Reid replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"Good opinions in these replies!  I'll just add a few: * Experiment.  It's your…"
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John White replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom
"Condensation on ceiling occurs when the attic space above is poorly ventilated or insulated. The…"
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Franco Oyuela replied to Frank Spevak's discussion Think of the house as a really big duct
"THANKS for the information. Ducted mini splits offer hidden benefits."
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Franco Oyuela replied to Wayne Melancon's discussion What's the Most Profitable HVAC Job for Your Company?
"Get into commercial, it's more money!"
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Why One Room Is Hotter Than Others

Ever wonder if your air conditioner is working right because one room never gets a cool or warm as others? Do you need a bigger air conditioner to fix a room...
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