Leslie Jackson
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  • Berkeley, CA
  • United States
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Leslie Jackson commented on David Byrnes's blog post What air conditioner filters work best?
"Hello, Leslie here, with Home Energy magazine. We just got an inquiry from a reader about a DIY air filter solution restricting the air flow TOO much ...  Hope you can direct us to the source of an answer, if not having an answer yourself.…"
Friday
Jim Gunshinan liked Leslie Jackson's blog post Benito Steen's video, "Building with Mud: A Continuum" Looks Good Enough To Eat
Jun 28
Leslie Jackson posted a blog post

Benito Steen's video, "Building with Mud: A Continuum" Looks Good Enough To Eat

There are lots of videos about Natural Building. Sublime dialogue-free ones with just music; a favorite of mine shows step-by-step construction of a timber frame build in Finland with no dialogue, just great music, the photography is expertly done and clear. It begins with horses skidding freshly felled trees in a snow-carpeted…See More
Jun 28
Leslie Jackson posted a blog post

Heat, Job Security, and Right Living, by Terry Nordbye of Air Sealing Solutions

Heat is Where it’s At.“There is a detectable difference between the past and the future only when there is the flow of heat. With no heat, the future behaves exactly like the past- there is no time.” —Carlo Rovelli. Seven Brief Lessons in PhysicsEvery moment of every day of our life is spent adjusting for the thermal conditions of the…See More
Jun 8
Leslie Jackson posted a blog post

Rebuild Green Expo, Santa Rosa, CA Feb 23, 2018

I was spending a month in Oregon (in an off-grid community of mud huts and organic food) when the fires began raging in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino Counties. Driving home to the Bay Area, I put on my N95-rated dust mask in Fairfield (60 miles from Santa Rosa). Following my first reactions about…See More
Mar 23
Leslie Jackson joined Diane Chojnowski's group
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Do you have a Pinterest board for energy topics?Post the link to your Pinterest energy board in the comments below to share your pins with the community.See More
Feb 7
Leslie Jackson posted a blog post

Arkin Tilt Architects to Make Plan Sets for Straw Bale Homes Available for Free to Victims of California Wildfires

San Francisco Bay Area based Arkin Tilt Architects (ATA) has designed dozens of structures that utilize straw bales for insulation in their walls; the plans for two have been available for purchase through the website…See More
Jan 31
David Eggleton commented on Leslie Jackson's blog post The Seattle Permaculture Convergence, 2010
"More about permaculture on this site."
Jun 9, 2011
Leslie Jackson joined David Eggleton's group
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Considering Permaculture

Some who work to increase energy efficiency and intelligent/wise use of energy are, and some will be, permaculturists.  Some are involved in Transition initiatives.  Here's a home base for any/all interested in the relationships and prospects.See More
Feb 28, 2011
Leslie Jackson replied to Home Energy Magazine's discussion House of Pressure in the group Tools of the Trade
"It would be nice to see groups of HP Contractors  who are in the same region "going in" one of these, or better yet,  having a utility or other public organization  own one accessible to all, similar to the tool-lending…"
Dec 16, 2010
Leslie Jackson joined James Sayers's group
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Social Media and Energy Efficiency

Tell us how you reach customers, contractors and others using online social media.See More
Dec 10, 2010
Leslie Jackson joined Kevin Gobble's group
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Habitat for Humanity

Sustainable Building GroupSee More
Dec 10, 2010
Leslie Jackson joined Sean Lintow Sr's group
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Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
Dec 10, 2010
Leslie Jackson joined Tom White's group
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Weatherization

Share your concerns and successes as a weatherization professional, or information for this community.
Dec 10, 2010
Leslie Jackson joined Building Performance Institute's group
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Building Performance Institute (BPI)

BPI is the nation's premier standards development, quality assurance and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work.See More
Dec 10, 2010
Leslie Jackson joined Diane Chojnowski's group
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Hall of Shame

In this group, members share an array of images from the field, showing the kinds of issues encountered by home performance professionals in real homes. Each tells a story of how hidden (but fixable) problems in homes can cause high energy bills.
Dec 10, 2010

Profile Information

Company
Home Energy magazine
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Other
Professional Interests
Wood burning heat, especially Masonry Heaters
Natural Building
Writing/editing, publishing
Website URL
http://www.rocketstoves.com
Blog URL
http://www.mudfest.net
Facebook Page
mudfest
LinkedIn Profile
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-jackson-19280678/

Leslie Jackson's Blog

Benito Steen's video, "Building with Mud: A Continuum" Looks Good Enough To Eat

Posted on June 28, 2018 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

There are lots of videos about Natural Building. Sublime dialogue-free ones with just music; a favorite of mine shows step-by-step construction of a timber frame build in Finland with no dialogue, just great music,…

Continue

Heat, Job Security, and Right Living, by Terry Nordbye of Air Sealing Solutions

Posted on June 8, 2018 at 12:29pm 0 Comments

Heat is Where it’s At.

“There is a detectable difference between the past and the future only when there is the flow of heat. With no heat, the future behaves exactly like the past- there is no time.”

—Carlo Rovelli. Seven Brief Lessons in…
Continue

Rebuild Green Expo, Santa Rosa, CA Feb 23, 2018

Posted on March 23, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

I was spending a month in Oregon (in an off-grid community of mud huts and organic food) when the fires began raging in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino Counties. Driving home to the Bay…

Continue

Arkin Tilt Architects to Make Plan Sets for Straw Bale Homes Available for Free to Victims of California Wildfires

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

San Francisco Bay Area based Arkin Tilt Architects (ATA) has designed dozens of structures that utilize straw bales for insulation in their walls; the plans for two have been…

Continue

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Top 5 Ways to Conserve Energy and Save on Your Air Conditioner Bill

Air conditioners are the essential bastions of cool breezes when the mercury skyrockets and the hot…See More
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Kitchen Ventilation

In many homes, cooking is the largest indoor source of air pollutants. Exposures can be higher in…See More
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Healthy Indoors (IAQ)

The Healthy Indoors group is focused on indoor air quality (IAQ), mold, moisture control, radon,…See More
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Leslie Jackson commented on David Byrnes's blog post What air conditioner filters work best?
"Hello, Leslie here, with Home Energy magazine. We just got an inquiry from a reader about a DIY air…"
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Eric Kjelshus replied to David Butler's discussion another house explodes, killing 2 in apparent natural gas accident
"I have seen dry clay soil let gas though 2-4 blocks away - when wet clay seals the pipe then water…"
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Healthy Indoors (IAQ)

The Healthy Indoors group is focused on indoor air quality (IAQ), mold, moisture control, radon,…See More
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Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. liked Bob Krell's discussion Join our group discussions on indoor environments
Thursday
Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. replied to David Butler's discussion another house explodes, killing 2 in apparent natural gas accident
"Prayers for their family. I sure hope it wasnt new appliance. If so, was the installer qualified to…"
Thursday
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Home Performance Field Technician needed in Midcoast Maine

Join Maine's leading home performance company! Respected, family-friendly company seeks skilled…See More
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Using the PVwatts Tool for Easy Solar Assessments - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

August 22, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This presentation will include a demonstration of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL)…See More
Thursday
Diane Chojnowski's video was featured

Couple Builds Energy Efficient Passive Solar Home

In this video we meet Casey & Natasha, a conscious couple who built a passive solar home near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In addition to orienting their house to face south, they installed overhangs that block the sun to keep it cool during summer…
Thursday
Diane Chojnowski posted a video

Couple Builds Energy Efficient Passive Solar Home - Green Building

In this video we meet Casey & Natasha, a conscious couple who built a passive solar home near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In addition to orienting their house t...
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Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post How to Choose the Right HVAC Contractor for Your Residential Complex
"Is your HVAC system 10 years old or more? That means you may be looking at replacing it in the next…"
Wednesday
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Using the PVwatts Tool for Easy Solar Assessments - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

August 22, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This presentation will include a demonstration of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL)…See More
Wednesday

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