Barbara Smith
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Installing Smoke Detectors with Long Life Batteries

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Feb 2, 2018. 1 Reply

Weatherization or energy efficiency programs that visit a lot of homes often install/replace many smoke detectors to increase safety, and/or to bring homes into conformance with state law. This is a…Continue

Tags: Program, Design, Weatherization, Detector, Smoke

Lower Use of Portable Electric Space Heaters

Started Nov 23, 2016 0 Replies

Excessive use of portable electric space heaters causes high electric bills. So we would like to lower or eliminate use of portable electric space heaters where possible.This was a leading…Continue

Eliminating Standing Pilot Light Furnaces

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan Bullis Dec 12, 2016. 18 Replies

If one had a large-scale home retrofit program with the goal of saving energy, what would be the pros and cons of a policy to replace all standing pilot light furnaces?  Health and safety…Continue

ENERGY STAR updates for Weatherization

Started Jan 18, 2011 0 Replies

Attached is a presentation developed for Wisconsin Weatherization agencies about the recent and expected updates to ENERGY STAR for appliances and equipment we use in our Low Income Weatherization…Continue

Tags: Wisconsin, ENERGY STAR, weatherization

 

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Project Home Weatherization Day Video 2019

October 30th is National Weatherization Day, so let's show you what weatherization is all about! We are proud to operate the Weatherization Assistance Progra...
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Project Home Weatherization Day Video 2019

October 30th is National Weatherization Day, so let's show you what weatherization is all about! We are proud to operate the Weatherization Assistance Progra...
Jan 17
Barbara Smith replied to rebecca bridges's discussion Your Top Energy Efficiency Tips for the Heating Season
"Ha ha - great!"
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ACEEE Report: How to Talk About Home Energy Upgrades

How can home energy assessments lead to more energy efficiency upgrades? Using a behavioral science approach to answer this question, we conducted an online ...
Oct 8, 2019
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Rural Energy Burden

Energy burden, or the percent of income spent on energy bills, affects rural households disproportionately. Energy efficiency can help.
Sep 19, 2019

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Wisconsin Division of Energy, Housing & Community Services
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Government: local
Professional Interests
Weatherization
Energy efficient appliances
Lighting
Website URL
http://www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov

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Looking to buy used equipment

Started by Heidi McCullough in General Forum. Last reply by Van Moon yesterday. 4 Replies

Interview Posts for Consumer Education Blog?

Started by Sarah Alexander in General Forum. Last reply by Sarah Alexander on Friday. 5 Replies

Oily Stuff in ERVs

Started by Paul Raymer in HVAC. Last reply by Dennis Heidner on Thursday. 5 Replies

Thoughts on EVs? Love em or hate em?

Started by Kyle Baker in General Forum. Last reply by Dennis Heidner on Thursday. 19 Replies

building envelope air tightness studies

Started by Greg O'Beirne in General Forum. Last reply by Greg O'Beirne Feb 19. 19 Replies

Watts Up? Pro - Software Download

Started by Todd Abercrombie in General Forum. Last reply by Sean Wiens Feb 18. 3 Replies

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