Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.
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Presentations from the February 2019 ZNE Retreat are available now (http://www.zneretreat.com). Stay tuned for the video recordings. Hosted by Redwood Energy, this event has a great line-up of talent and content for anyone pursuing deep reductions of energy use. Check out presentations from previous retreats.
Call for Speaker abstracts due March 22!The Getting to Zero National Forum is dedicated to defining a new zero energy, zero carbon future for the built environment. Oakland, CA - October 9-11, 2019This forum offers a solutions-focused program that…Continue
The 28th home has officially met the Thousand Home Challenge! The POS Dream House, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is the first house in Nevada County and the eleventh home in California to meet the Challenge.Gavin Healy and Elizabeth Dieter…Continue
The January Intro to the 1000 Home Challenge webinar will be Friday, Jan 20 at 10-11:30 AM eastern time.An important purpose of the webinar is to answer questions about the Thousand Home Challenge, and to provide a understanding of the energy…Continue
The Thousand Home Challenge is moving the category of recognition forward that represents "Half-way there".There is consensus that this category not be the same as meeting the 1000 Home Challenge. We are not lowering the standard (approximately 70%…Continue
52%, 55%, and 78% reductions - check out the numbers in the attached two slides!10 years ago, significant efforts to reduce energy use (kWh and kW) began with a comprehensive energy upgrade. This…Continue
The Energy+ Household – Bay Area, CaliforniaOver the past several years the Ghosh family has retrofitted their 2,170 ft2 house with a host of technological solutions. This project exemplifies the integration of efficiency, electrification, on-site…Continue
I just recently received an update of energy use over a 4-year period from Ward Lutz, one of the first projects to meet the 1000 Home Challenge. Ward met the 1000 Home Challenge in 2010, after he completed a deep energy retrofit of his modest home…Continue
Midori Haus, a Passive House retrofit in Santa Cruz California and a Thousand Home Challenge candidate, used 4,334 kWh during the first year of occupancy. This is 80% reduction compared to the energy used by the previous owner of the house (21,928…Continue
Lots of folks involved in the 1000 Home Challenge have effectively tackled their electric plug loads.Low cost devices such as the Kill A Watt meter (~$30) can provide useful information that help direct their actions. Consider that the average US…Continue