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Google Sunroof Project- Where Are They Going with Solar?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Oct 24, 2015. 2 Replies

Google has just announced the Sunroof Project- A complete analysis tool for determining the feasibility of PV solar for your roof. Using Google maps, Earth, and analysis tools, Sunroof will calculate…Continue

Is Geothermal Dead??

Started Oct 16, 2014 0 Replies

With air source inverter-based splits continuing to achieve lower outdoor temperature heat extraction, low operating costs coupled with high SEER ratings, I'm having a hard time trying to understand…Continue

Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom DelConte Feb 7, 2014. 16 Replies

The financial news has talked about the recent 3.2 billion acquisition of  Nest, so what does that mean to the home energy market?I believe the smart money is going into energy analytics- not just…Continue

 

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Jose Macho replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Which is the valid draft test?
"Forget the draft measurement issue,,, just look at that incorrectly applied pipe wrap next to the flue.. Surprised it hasn't melted yet. Anyway,,, many who follow the 1200 standard simply test draft using a smoke pen or some visible indication…"
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Why Don't Homeowners Spend Money on Energy Saving Upgrades??? Blame "Cognitive Biases"

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:30pm 5 Comments

A great transcript from a recent NPR "Morning Edition" broadcast about a recent California survey on water conservation efforts. The results are exactly what we find with energy conservation... When homeowners were asked what actions will save water, most said "taking shorter showers" (turning down the heat), or "keeping water off while brushing" (wearing a sweater) which of course is a complete mismatch of real saving efforts, like installing low-flow toilets (installing insulation).- which…

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Excellent PBS Energy Program Worth Watching

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 12:01pm 0 Comments

In case you missed it, PBS has been airing a series "EARTH: The Operators Manual".  The  recent episode which aired last week "Energy Quest USA" is well worth watching...

While many of us discuss methods and marketing for audits and retrofits, I believe it is the community neighbor-to-neighbor programs and activities that engage the homeowner and get results. The show profiles communities making smart energy choices based on economics and the environment. Below is a link to the…

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At 3:03pm on April 14, 2012, Jim Peck said…

Got an email address, I'll have an associate send you something

At 9:49am on December 13, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Jose,

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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Cooling effect from solar panels

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Learning Thermostat

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When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?

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Surprise loads

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Blower door test for small apartment building

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