Jamie Kaye
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  • Hilton Head Island, SC
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Flickering LED lights

Started this discussion. Last reply by nakeme Feb 5, 2015. 22 Replies

I was at a home last week where the customer showed me what happens when her she turns on her 4" LED lights. These were bulbs that were installed into existing recessed fixtures. If she turns the…Continue

Tags: lights, LED, flickering

Water Filtration System Saving You 20+% On Your Energy Costs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Gallo Feb 24, 2011. 2 Replies

Does anyone out there in the building performance community have any input on the energy savings that are gained by pure filtered water being used in households? I recently had someone come to my…Continue

Tags: South Carolina, Hilton Head Island, energy savings, water filtration, AquaMaid

Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael J. Mayhew Oct 25. 28 Replies

While fully wanting to have the most thermal barrier I can have, should I believe Rem/Rate when it tells me that R-value does so little? By changing the R-value # only for the ceiling (roof) in…Continue

Tags: Building Envelope, Blower door, R-value, spray foam insulation, fiberglass insulation

 

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Michael J. Mayhew replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?
"Most utility's energy saving programs stopped giving foam insulation rebates (for retrofits) decades ago if the wall cavities were not open when the foam was sprayed.  Before the, some of the the programs required the contractors to build…"
Oct 25
Brett Little replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?
"Lay down a knauf ecoeal and then blow in cellulose or fiberglass (not batts).  Don't use spray foam unless older home with harder to get to areas.  I would take a step back and what is the desired energy use per year goal? Is it zero…"
Oct 24
Franco Oyuela replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?
"Fiberglass has an R-Value of 3 per inch while spray foam has a R- Value of 7 per inch. ... The problem is that the fiberglass R-Value is rated only when the material is fully fluffed, not when it is compressed and touching all the surfaces in the…"
Oct 22

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Elm Energy Group
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BPI - BA & EP, Resnet HERS Rater, Level 1 Thermographer, Licensed Builder
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Energy Performance Does Add Value! Just look at the HERS Rating!

Posted on December 11, 2010 at 10:30am 3 Comments

Trying to demonstrate to the unknowing that enhanced home energy performance translates into enhanced resale value is not an easy task. But actually it is right there in the HERS Rating!?



Even though most of us 'energy pros' understand that the increased comfort, health, durability, and lower energy bills means that the property should be more desirable and more valuable, it is hard to get this going due to the true way that properties are valued.



We…
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Are Energy Assessments a Commodity?

Posted on November 27, 2010 at 8:31am 2 Comments

On the news today was the data showing the new Nissan Leaf will get 99 mpg. That is amazing! Is this a step in the right direction? Well maybe a little, but I think it is more a step laterally and not one that moves us closer toward energy independence. The way I am looking at this is that it gets the masses thinking about using less and getting more, which is the fundamental meaning of efficiency, but it is not without costs. If we don’t have a…
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