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Added by Laurie DiDonato on August 13, 2018 at 8:03am — No Comments
You expect a lot out of your HVAC system throughout the seasons. You want cold air in the summer and warm air in the winter. To boost the functioning of your HVAC system all year long and to catch any potential problems at the onset, it is recommended to schedule…Continue
Sean Armstrong is the Managing Principal of Redwood Energy, one of the nation’s leading ZNE design firms and an Efficiency First California board member. His argument for electrification is based on his extensive experience in multifamily housing.
The conventional wisdom is that when it comes to home heating, gas is cheap. So why is the trend toward building all-electric homes accelerating?
It turns out…Continue
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When discussing cutting energy consumption, but still staying cool in the hot summer months in Arizona, Jan tells her clients to first get an energy audit. "That's going to be a whole system approach to looking at every facet of your home.” The energy audit will check "insulation,…Continue
Reducing energy use for heating hot water remains a major challenge around the world. This paper describes a novel solar photovoltaic assisted heat pump water heater (PV-HPWH) which achieved an 83% reduction (COP 5.4) in water heating energy compared with electric resistance. This technology demonstrates…
Added by Jim Gunshinan on August 6, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Indoor allergens can cause a variety of health problems. The presence of such contaminants often means your home needs air-duct cleaning. Over time, these passages collect dust, pollen, and other harmful particles. Read more to know how you can tackle the indoor allergens through in-depth air-duct…Continue
Should we ventilate?
How much should we ventilate?
Should we use and HRV/ERV?
Should the ventilation be balanced, negative or positive?
Are there any research projects on venting a conditioned attic?
Thanks is advance for opinions and data
Added by CEE on July 31, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
Jim Pearl Gold home is so snug and energy efficient that in the winter he heats the home with wood and powers it entirely with solar panels.
Jim designed his new home in central Virginia with energy efficiency in mind. It’s very high performing with spray-in foam insulation, high-end windows and doors, excellent heating and cooling systems, an intentionally designed southwest orientation, and large overhangs on the…Continue
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Added by CEE on July 25, 2018 at 1:25pm — No Comments
When you're looking to undertake any kind of a remodel or repair in your home it's important to understand the scope of work to be done. Having at least a basic understanding of the local building codes is a good first step for every homeowner to make sure that the job is being done right. In the article below we try to cover some of the basics that would apply for a gas line installation.…Continue
Added by Matt Peterson on July 19, 2018 at 1:45pm — No Comments
Vienna, Virginia and Scottsdale, Arizona – July 19, 2018 – Pearl Certification and HomeSmart International are proud to announce that HomeSmart Arizona has been accepted into Pearl’s prestigious Broker Advantage Program. HomeSmart is the first broker in Arizona to receive this distinction.
“HomeSmart agents work relentlessly each day to help their clients get maximum value for their homes,” stated Carol Perry, chief business development officer…Continue
Added by Pearl Home Certification on July 19, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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Air conditioners are the essential bastions of cool breezes when the mercury skyrockets and the hot summer sun begins to bake down on…Continue
In April 2018, members from across the home performance industry traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the first annual Contractor Lobby Day. The lobby day, which was sponsored by E4TheFuture, consisted of meetings with members of Congress and their staff to advocate for residential energy efficiency/home performance policy. The event was free to attend and provided an…Continue
Added by Home Performance Coalition on July 10, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Given the critical role that state and local energy policy and regulations play in the development of energy efficiency marketplaces, HPC focuses on removing state and local barriers to the growth of small businesses seeking to thrive in the residential energy efficiency marketplace. HPC's policy efforts are focused on state-based cost-effectiveness testing.
Why this focus?
Virtually every state uses some version of the five cost…Continue
Added by Home Performance Coalition on July 6, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments
Read the original post at https://www.mncee.org/blog/september-2017/sustainability-in-the-work-we-do,-and-how-we-do-it/
CEE provides practical…Continue
Added by CEE on July 6, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments
On May 22, the Minnesota Legislature concluded its 2018 regular session. During this session CEE collaborated with other organizations in support of policies to advance energy efficiency.
Most of this session’s energy initiatives were passed to Governor Dayton in a massive omnibus bill. But…
Added by CEE on July 2, 2018 at 10:37am — No Comments
Even with proper maintenance, your A/C unit can still have issues from time to time. Some of the most common problems are easily solvable through troubleshooting if you have the proper awareness of your AC unit. Additionally, you can hire the right residential AC repair services for regular maintenance of your HVAC unit. They have the training and the…Continue