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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

EE programs SUCK - but it doesn't have to be this way - #oneknob

Started Nov 6, 2014 0 Replies

The numbers and reports keep coming in, residential EE programs from California to Massachusetts are terrible.Work is often mediocre,…Continue

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tedkidd replied to Tray Biasiolli's discussion Two-stage furnace, control at furnace or thermostat?
"We use reverse staging on ecobee. Generally, the best comfort, energy savings, iaq, etc are achieved by doing what you can to avoid having the equipment ever shut off. We suspect among other things, start/stop losses are significant. If the…"
Jan 11
Lindsay Butler liked tedkidd's blog post The Home Comfort Book
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Kent Browning commented on tedkidd's blog post The Home Comfort Book
"Nate - I agree with you. If you want to "sell", talk about comfort. People will buy comfort. People are suspicious of energy savings or payback claims. But if you tell the client they are looking at a 50 to 250 year payback, most of them…"
Jan 4
tedkidd commented on tedkidd's blog post The Home Comfort Book
"Do you track savings and payback?"
Jan 4
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
Kent Browning commented on tedkidd's blog post The Home Comfort Book
"Hmm. I asked a direct question and got a question in return. To answer your questions -  Closing ratio is almost 100%. We don't "sell" our services. Our customers come to us when they know they have a problem and need a…"
Jan 4
tedkidd commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Is Health The Future of Home Performance?
"Hi Stephen! The most difficult change is shifting to a "charge for your time" model - no more free visits or estimates. No free consulting. Even our voicemail drives people to our website. Not "selling" the value of our initial…"
Jan 4
tedkidd commented on tedkidd's blog post The Home Comfort Book
"Kent. What is your closing ratio? What is your average project size? Just because you can't do a thing doesn't mean it can't be done. Doesn't necessarily even mean doing it is very hard."
Jan 4
Kent Browning commented on tedkidd's blog post The Home Comfort Book
"Is there a typo in the last paragraph? Not many people will be interested in a "50 - 250 year' payback."
Jan 4
tedkidd commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Is Health The Future of Home Performance?
"The "selling energy audit" out of the gate model is out if order. Surgeons don't sell surgery, or even super complex diagnostics over the phone. Like surgery, energy audits are NOT something everyone needs. More importantly, energy…"
Jan 4
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The Home Comfort Book

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 nothing. There are a lot of…See More
Dec 29, 2017
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The Home Comfort Book

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 nothing. There are a lot of…See More
Dec 28, 2017
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"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
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tedkidd replied to Shawna Henderson's discussion Exterior Insulation for Deep Energy Retrofits
""That's the fuel price bias that you need to acknowledge." "Try expensive electricity or oil as your fuel source. Return gets way better." You say we have fuel bias, then immediately show your own?  Shawna, our…"
Dec 7, 2017
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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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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.
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