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One Knob and the Pain That Inspired It

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Feb 5, 2015. 3 Replies

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Nate Adams commented on tedkidd's blog post The Home Comfort Book
"If you lead with a payback like that, heck no. If you carefully find objectives and pain, develop a realistic budget, and provide cohesive plans to solve those pains within the budget, payback usually doesn't matter. That's the point.…"
Jan 4
Nate Adams replied to Shawna Henderson's discussion Exterior Insulation for Deep Energy Retrofits
"Hiram College TREE House http://energysmartohio.com/case_studies/1900-two-story-hiram-college-tree-house-deep-energy-retrofit/ 15,700 kWh actual usage, 2000 sf, 36,400 BTU/hr load calc, 962 cfm50 final blower door. Runs lots of resistance for…"
Dec 8, 2017
Nate Adams replied to Shawna Henderson's discussion Exterior Insulation for Deep Energy Retrofits
"I have a bunch of questions: 1. Do you have modeled vs. actual use on many projects? 2. How do you sell these projects? How many buy them? 3. Are contractors good enough to do these at a high enough quality to avoid issues like air flowing behind…"
Dec 7, 2017
Nate Adams replied to Shawna Henderson's discussion Exterior Insulation for Deep Energy Retrofits
"Aha, I didn't realize this was for your province primarily. Fuel rates do move things around a lot. I'd love to see a few energy models from up there! PS Don't worry, I'll keep making blanket statements... =P If nothing else to…"
Dec 7, 2017
Nate Adams replied to Shawna Henderson's discussion Exterior Insulation for Deep Energy Retrofits
"Oh, a question to ask from a climate change standpoint is would you rather budget money be put into exo-insulation/deeper retrofit or into electrifying the HVAC. Electrification drops site usage by 40-60% in our experience. If renewable generation…"
Dec 7, 2017
Nate Adams replied to Shawna Henderson's discussion Exterior Insulation for Deep Energy Retrofits
"One data point is all I've got! =) But mixed with another project that's much less deep using much less energy, and things get more interesting. If siding is being replaced, I think there's an argument to be made. It's good to…"
Dec 7, 2017
Nate Adams replied to Shawna Henderson's discussion Exterior Insulation for Deep Energy Retrofits
"Hey Shawna, We've done one exterior insulation DER. The energy results are frankly disappointing, it's using over 1/3 more per square foot than a much shallower retrofit we did. Here are the case…"
Dec 4, 2017
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Nate Adams commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post If You Sell Electricity, You Should Be Worried
"I disagree wholeheartedly. If we are going to decarbonize as a nation, cars and houses need to go electric, which will approximately triple residential electricity use. Similar things are likely to happen in the transportation, industrial, and…"
Nov 4, 2017

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How an Energy Efficiency Program Killed My Business

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 12:30pm 5 Comments

Tax Credits Flickr Cut Up Money

Note to Homeowners: This article is primarily aimed at the Home Performance industry. I strive for radical transparency, so I put this in the public sphere for you to read as well.

Energy efficiency rebate programs from gas and electric utilities have become pretty common nationwide. They give rebates for replacing your furnace or adding insulation to your home. While these programs seem like a good idea, they can actually…

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At 1:56pm on March 12, 2015, Better Buildings Support said…

Welcome to the Better Buildings Residential Network group. We encourage you to share ideas, exchange materials, and connect with others about topics in energy efficiency. You can also register for a Peer Exchange Call or view call summaries.

 

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At 10:03pm on April 15, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Nate,

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!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. And add your location on our Member Map!


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