Friends and Colleagues 

I'm happy to announce the release of my new book, "The Homeowner's Energy Handbook".

The book is written for a varied audience and is split between energy efficiency and renewable energy topics. I hope it might be something that you or your customers might find useful. There are several hands-on projects to help the reader understand the concepts.

Efficiency chapters include:

Renewable Ready

Deep Energy Retrofit

Energy Monitoring

How to Insulate

DIY audit

Renewable energy topics covered:

Solar electric and thermal

Wind

Hydropower

Biodiesel

Woodgas

Biogas

Hope you enjoy it!

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Comment by Paul Scheckel on March 17, 2013 at 6:45pm

Better yet, buy local!
www.indiebound.org
Thanks!

Comment by Tom DelConte on March 15, 2013 at 11:54am

Excellent reply! I'm ordering one from Amazon right now. Thank you for taking the time to write. TDC

Comment by Paul Scheckel on March 14, 2013 at 4:06pm

Yes, all this efficiency and renewables stuff is just too far out to be realistic. Duh! what was I thinking? I could've been an economist!

Gotta go shake the grate on the gasifier...

Comment by Tom DelConte on March 14, 2013 at 12:46pm

Hello Paul,

Is it free? If not, then please answer my questions: I guess 'renewable ready' is good, but everthing else on your list is Bad.

Deep energy retrofit- not recommended by the U.S. most famous economist, who predicted the real estate collapse. Are you trying to sell these?

Energy monitoring- just don't use the big wasters, the little wasters don't matter, nobody pays attention to a thousand dollar monitor system after the first month. Do you want people to insatll these?

How to insulate- people are only likely to do this when they purchase a home, new or used. Is your experience different?

DIY audit- maybe this will work, but most of these testers here will beg to differ.

Solar-creates more pollution than saves. your point?

Wind- ugly, and doesn't actually work after capital and maintenance costs- do you have real data?

Biodiesel- not enough around to matter.

Wood gas , bio gas, synthesis gas- don't work, don't matter. Why?

Hydropwer- it's great if you have niagara falls available, otherwise, it just kills the river? do you have a different opinion.

Great luck selling your book, and the strange concepts contained therein!

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