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It is time for government programs to end. They become monopolies that block market solutions.

Started Mar 22 0 Replies

Sent to Chairman Simpson, Ranking Member Kaptur, Chairman Alexander, and Ranking Member FeinsteinDear Representatives on the DOE committee. You may be receiving the email blast letter below from…Continue

What if more efficient homes were actually worth more?

Started Aug 20, 2016 0 Replies

originally posted here What if it was easy to find out how much energy a home…Continue

Home Performance is Failing - let's turn that around?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Adams Jan 16, 2017. 11 Replies

Originally posted here Home performance is failing, yet there is a large…Continue

Dear DOE, PACE sucks - please fix or make it go away...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Aug 22, 2016. 3 Replies

Who thinks Energy Efficiency is having a hard enough time gaining traction due to lack of credibility and accountability for performance already, we don't need specious forms of financing further…Continue

 

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tedkidd commented on Laurie Guevara-Stone's blog post The Consumer Connection: A Consumer-Centric Approach to Delivering Home Energy Services
"RMI's slow decline toward WAG advice and clickbait articles Hawking tech and products as if they are proxies for meaningful solutions is sad. Pitiful really."
Sep 6
tedkidd replied to Jerry Needham's discussion HVAC Question about running fan continuously Vs. setting on Auto so it runs when AC or Furnace runs
"There is no Pat answer. It depends. In a well performing home with proplerly sized equipment and duct work (very rare) the answer is "YES""
Aug 20
tedkidd liked Diane Chojnowski's blog post Deep energy retrofit of two hundred year old house
Aug 6
tedkidd replied to Dav Camras's discussion Adding blown insulation to poorly installed batts?
"What Matt said. Remove everything. Air seal. Ideally with 2 part foam. Blower door test to find remaining leaks. Install fresh. The insulation has little value without air sealing. More of worthless is still worthless. We are removing…"
Aug 2
tedkidd liked Jim Gunshinan's blog post Our First Year with Solar Panels, by Chris Stratton
Jul 23
tedkidd replied to Gary Hall's discussion HERS score with HRV
"Gary, I think your point is a good one though. If HERS is an asset score, taking points away for energy but having no points added back for the health/comfort benefits of fresh air seems myopic."
May 31
tedkidd liked Julie Saporito's blog post Denver Announces Pilot Program to Raise Awareness of Energy Costs in Homes
May 29
tedkidd replied to Silas Inman's discussion Best Energy Myths
"Sorry, meant to type "TOOOOO""
May 14
tedkidd replied to Silas Inman's discussion Best Energy Myths
"You can make a house TOO tight."
May 14
tedkidd replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Portland home energy scores not so hot
"So people pay you for this: "I don't need a blower door test to tell them their 40 year old furnace, single-paned windows and lack of attic insulation are making the home less efficient than it can be." How does that do them any…"
May 10
tedkidd replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Portland home energy scores not so hot
"John, I agree we need to have a way to capitalize EE values, but shouldn't that be by comparing consumption to the norm instead of using arbitrary "asset" values that don't correlate back to clearly definable counterfactual cash…"
May 10
tedkidd liked Jim Gunshinan's blog post Highlights from the 2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference in Philadelphia
May 7
tedkidd replied to Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion BPI CEO Larry Zarker's Review of "The Home Comfort Book" in Healthy Indoors Magazine in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"...free chapters of book available here - http://bit.ly/HPchapterlist"
Apr 19
tedkidd liked Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion BPI CEO Larry Zarker's Review of "The Home Comfort Book" in Healthy Indoors Magazine
Apr 19
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It is time for government programs to end. They become monopolies that block market solutions.

Sent to Chairman Simpson, Ranking Member Kaptur, Chairman Alexander, and Ranking Member FeinsteinDear Representatives on the DOE committee. You may be receiving the email blast letter below from Efficiency First. I work in the EE field and oppose the position they are advocating. Instead of being referee and scorekeeper that protects the consumer and sparks incentive for excellence, these bureaucracies have come in and taken over the whole playing field. They have pervert the natural…See More
Mar 22
tedkidd liked Ian Halpern's blog post Looking to Make Your Home More Comfortable and Healthy? Building Scientists Say ‘Air Seal First. See Your House as a System & Look Up in the Attic.’
Mar 5

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Energy Efficiency Specialists, LLC.
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Crunching the numbers. Beating the savings projections by getting the crews excited about their work.
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The Home Comfort Book

Posted on December 28, 2017 at 10:00am 6 Comments

We believe a well educated consumer is the best customer for home performance. There are so many myths and wives tales to overcome, getting people beyond them before the first meeting saves huge amounts of time and increases likelihood of success.



Nate Adams spent a significant portion of the last two years creating this book.



Before he began the book Nate looked for a building science/home performance book written specifically to appeal to the homeowner and found…

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TRACKING RESULTS - Making Excellence A Competitive Advantage

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 11:00am 2 Comments

Promises of savings without tracking DRIVES ME NUTS.  People are being harmed and we don't have any idea how big the harm is.  Comprehensive Home Performance really takes off once you connect tracking results because now you can offer a thing very rare.  

You can offer TRUTH.  You can offer PROOF that what you say will happen, will happen.  Delivering the "5th 

How do we create pressure for Utilities to open up their data so tracking can be automated?…

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Great Home Energy Magazine HPwES article.

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Great article.  I think Courtney Moriarta may be one of the brilliant original designers of Comprehensive Home Performance:

Home Energy Magazine - Home Performance with Energy Star :: Home Performance with Energy Star - Looking Back to See the Future 

Hopefully the current obsession with "cost effectiveness" will soon be replaced with focus on Comprehensive…

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At 4:10pm on October 6, 2014, 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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We are pleased to share this group with you and look forward to you and your colleagues joining the conversation.

 

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At 4:01pm on June 14, 2013, Melissa Baldridge said…

Thanks for the friend request, Tedd.  And for the awesome work you do - I feel your passion and care every time you post.

With warm regards,

Melissa

At 11:20am on September 17, 2012, Curt Kinder said…

That's very kind of you to say.

At 4:00pm on September 23, 2011, David Eggleton said…
Welcome to the 1000 Home Challenge group, Ted.  As the project moves out from the pilot phase, much of interest will emerge!  At any time, send me nominations for the Resources section of the group's page.
At 3:14pm on May 18, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
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Walter Ahlgrim replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
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Why One Room Is Hotter Than Others

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Franco Oyuela replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"First: Mini split are a great option. Second:vI agree with David that installing on the south…"
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Thank you, thank you!  I appreciate your insights.  I agree with the idea that installing…"
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David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
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