April 2018 Blog Posts (15)

The Math on Solar Hot Water in Hawaii

I got a question from a PV salesperson about SHW, went to energy code trainings and SHW came up, and have been reminded a lot lately that SHW is a viable option. I had to write it down to organize it before it all went away. Here in Hawaii, passive solar systems are prevalent because we don't have to worry about freezing so much. We also have $0.34/kWh electricity on the Big Island.

link to blog:…

Continue

Added by Blake Reid on April 30, 2018 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Lending Center offers renovation financing for homes and businesses

Read the original post at …

Continue

Added by CEE on April 26, 2018 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Home Energy Savings In An Unlikely Place

When thinking of the best way to save mother nature, it's likely that the last thing on your mind would be a gutter system. Well, surprise, maybe it's time to get out there and not only clean that gutter system but perhaps install a water storage system to make better use of water resources in your city. 

Many homeowners interested in the practice of permaculture find that saving water, heat, and land to be amongst the most important factors in sustainability. 

Permaculture is…

Continue

Added by Ryan T De La Rosa on April 25, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Joint Letter to MN House in opposition to CIP changes

Continue

Added by CEE on April 23, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Silver Bullet to Zero Energy Affordability, by Paul Springer

 

Hint: It’s not solar or storage...

 

Before solving the above scenario, the key assumptions are as follows:

  • Both houses are identical in location, design, and orientation
  • Location is Arizona, or Climate Zone 5
  • Size of home is 1900 square feet
  • New construction and meets minimum 2009 IECC requirements, or an estimated annual…
Continue

Added by Home Energy Magazine on April 19, 2018 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Launch of the e21 Initiative Website

Read the original post at https://www.mncee.org/news/march-2018/launch-of-the-e21-initiative-website/

Minnesota’s e21 Initiative, coordinated by CEE and Great…

Continue

Added by CEE on April 17, 2018 at 11:28am — No Comments

Earn Professional CEUs by Attending a Conference on Your Computer?

This Changes Everything!

IAQ & Energy 2018 is the industry’s first hybrid Live In-person/Online event! We’re taking the MIAQC’s 19th annual regional conference to new levels, with an expanded group of…

Continue

Added by Bob Krell on April 14, 2018 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Minnesota’s Moonshot: Getting to Deep Decarbonization

Read the original post at https://www.mncee.org/blog/october-2017/minnesota%E2%80%99s-moonshot-getting-to-deep-decarbonizat/\



Thanks to forward thinking by policymakers and terrific…

Continue

Added by CEE on April 13, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

When Good Incentives Go Bad

It’s a common practice to try to encourage or change behavior with incentives. Parents do it all the time. Have you ever agreed to do something for the reward that was promised upon completion? Finished your dinner so you could have ice cream? Or as Pink Floyd famously sang “how can you have any pudding if…

Continue

Added by Efficiency First California on April 11, 2018 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

Spray foam on attic deck to stop mold

I am working with an insulation company who has already applied 2" of closed cell foam over the deck of a roof deck that has been remediated for mold twice. It was thought by spraying the foam, there would be no chance of the mold coming back.  This is a million dollar home in the Chicagoland area and homeowner is trying to sell the home but a private home inspector says the foam will shorten the life of the roof and he has scared off perspective buyers with his talk.  I have told the…

Continue

Added by Jerry Needham on April 7, 2018 at 8:57pm — 2 Comments

Spring Forum: Join us on April 10 to dig into strategic electrification

Continue

Added by CEE on April 6, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Look for Us and Win: Faces of EE!

Getting ready for HPC18? Plan to stop by the Faces of EE photo booth on April 24 to receive a FREE portrait by a top rated photographer. By participating, you will also be entered in a drawing to win a 2019 national conference registration.

You can get a headshot for yourself and…

Continue

Added by Home Performance Coalition on April 4, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to build a perfect house?

Everyone wants to live in the home of their dreams, but how to make it comes true?

First of all, to construct a house for your family, choose the agency that offers complex services. Because you will not have no need to find professionals for each building stage. Also it will reduce costs and completion time. If you need a such one, who offers services of architecture, interior design and…

Continue

Added by DesignTech on April 3, 2018 at 4:24am — No Comments

Benchmarking empowers Minneapolis building owners to cut energy

Read the original post at https://www.mncee.org/blog/march-2018/energy-benchmarking-data-empowers-minneapolis-bui/

Energy use in large commercial buildings is a major contributor to…

Continue

Added by CEE on April 2, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

1999

Latest Activity

Laurie Guevara-Stone's blog post was featured

Zero-Energy Homes Are Ready for Mainstream Markets

By Alisa Petersen and Michael GartmanZero-energy (ZE) homes—efficient homes that produce or procure…See More
1 hour ago
John White replied to Cameron Home Insulation's discussion Why is Air Sealing Important?
"With effective air sealing and insulation heating and air cooling systems will not need to work as…"
4 hours ago
MacKenzie Winchel joined Evan Mills's group
Thumbnail

Home Energy Ratings

Calculating them; visualizing them; explaining them; selling them .... there is a lot to discuss…See More
12 hours ago
Franco Oyuela replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?
"Fiberglass has an R-Value of 3 per inch while spray foam has a R- Value of 7 per inch. ... The…"
18 hours ago
Profile IconPatrick Chappuies, Sean Nickison, Priscilla Acosta and 1 more joined Home Energy Pros Forum
21 hours ago
Glen Gallo replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Thanks Colin Interesting subject and many good answers. Thank you Jerry for the question. I have…"
23 hours ago
Yudah Schwartz replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"John What are your thoughts on the AeroBarrier system?"
yesterday
Chris Davis's blog post was featured
yesterday
Brett Little's event was featured
Thumbnail

Duct Optimization and Performance - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

October 31, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Good indoor air starts with proper duct design and installation. In residential ventilation…See More
yesterday
John White posted a blog post
yesterday
Profile IconChristina Mathieson, Sophia Jones and Nancy Hawkins joined Home Energy Pros Forum
Saturday
Brett Little posted an event
Thumbnail

Duct Optimization and Performance - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

October 31, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Good indoor air starts with proper duct design and installation. In residential ventilation…See More
Friday

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2018   Created by Home Performance Coalition (HPC)   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service