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TREAT - energy audit software

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Lamy Dec 28, 2017. 9 Replies

Does anyone have experience using TREAT? Is it an effective approach to dealing with multi-family units?Continue

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you might be an energy auditor if

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Lamy Jul 27, 2011. 6 Replies

ya write dumb songs about yer job like: When yer payin high bills and still shiverin chills,Or yer house is smellin moldyAnd yer kids are coughin' coldy-Don't call the doctor,Doh-ho-ho-hon't call the…Continue

 

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Joseph Lamy replied to Joseph Lamy's discussion TREAT - energy audit software
"Thank you for the input, Blake. I have used other models, but never TREAT. The true-up sounds like a major tweak and if you have to adjust the weather data, it may not be ideal. In multi-family, I would think the weather data to be less critical for…"
Dec 28, 2017
Joseph Lamy replied to Joseph Lamy's discussion TREAT - energy audit software
"Thank you Scott for your experienced reflection on the downsides of the program. I missed out on getting the position, but it was quite a learning experience for me just preparing for the chance to land the gig. Not worth sweating it, now that the…"
Dec 28, 2017
Joseph Lamy replied to Joseph Lamy's discussion TREAT - energy audit software
"Thanks Mick for the response. I already had my interview with Seattle's WAP program and did not get the job (good pay and great benefits), but I was as ready as I could have been without actual TREAT experience, having done quite a few BPI…"
Dec 28, 2017
Joseph Lamy replied to Joseph Lamy's discussion TREAT - energy audit software
"Thanks for the input Ted. Your comment regarding steady equipment usage is particularly accurate when considering mini-split heat pumps for heating and cooling and dehumidification. Except for cycling, my mini-split is quite effective at constantly…"
Dec 28, 2017
Mick Lane replied to Joseph Lamy's discussion TREAT - energy audit software
"Sorry to stumble on this so Late. I used TREAT for about 6 years. I even worked with it's creators and the current programming house that is updating and selling it.   I used it for Multi family. It was one of the program required…"
Dec 28, 2017
tedkidd replied to Joseph Lamy's discussion TREAT - energy audit software
"We use Treat in NY. There is a long learning curve, and like any tool it has serious flaws that you will not understand without tracking outcomes to see inconsistencies. For example, treat thinks oversized equipment saves energy where we have found…"
Dec 28, 2017
Scott Katznelson replied to Joseph Lamy's discussion TREAT - energy audit software
"I'm not a big fan of TREAT.  The biggest issue is that you have to true up the model to within 5% of the utility bill. A great idea except that, from my experience at least, the true up is just a random tweak here and there to make it…"
Dec 21, 2017
Blake Reid replied to Joseph Lamy's discussion TREAT - energy audit software
"I used TREAT extensively for single-family residential for 10 years.  I can't comment on its multi-family capabilities, but I imagine it's similar. TREAT is not intuitive.  Personally I like a graphical interface, but TREAT…"
Nov 9, 2017
Joseph Lamy replied to Joseph Lamy's discussion TREAT - energy audit software
"The city of Seattle uses TREAT in its WAP program, and they are advertising for an auditor. I found it on the web and they offer a 30-day free usage package. I was hoping to hear from folks who may have used it or know of its ins-and-outs. I suspect…"
Nov 9, 2017
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After 70 years on the fence, knotty LED light fixtures hide the Ductless in splendor

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After the first week, the ductless heat pump and I became so close that could never even think of her as ugly. But some folks don't like the look.

In an analogy to current medical practice, the mini-split heat pump is fabulous but the side effects are minimal for some people. In those cases, we have a cure for the side effect, the LED sandwich light that mesmerizes the eyes softly and makes heat ugly pumps disappear right before your very eyes.…

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Solar and wind have a new best friend - Liquid Metal Batteries

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As reliable energy sources, solar and wind once had a couple of similar problems – darkness all night and the proverbial calm before the storm, respectively. On the bright side, though, when these natural forces become our power sources, then the heat and the light are free -…
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Fresh fallen leaves stuck on furnace filter

Posted on February 3, 2012 at 8:56pm 1 Comment

What does it mean if the furnace filter collects lots of lint just like what the dryer makes???...Perhaps the dryer is venting inside and the filter is askew and leaks in the return air or filter gap are pulling it into the furnace. Check 'em.

What does it mean if the filter has three-dozen oak leaves pressed onto it?? Today I found an unusually high bill and a handful of foliage fallen from the neighboring trees. In the attic I found a donut of leaves under the vent where the screen…

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Waxing Nostalgic

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 2:20pm 1 Comment

The candle has been around the cave and the realm of weatherization and energy efficiency for some time now, but here’s an app which few have ever conceptualized.

 

In the early days of weatherization, before the thermagraph, even before the blower door, the trusty candle provided us several enlightening concepts. It would flicker when breezes brushed against its flame as a clear indicator of infiltration. Before the fancy schmancy digital manometers, a few old timers would…

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