Dannie Jackson
  • Pineville, KY
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Green Built Ranch House

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Schettine Oct 4, 2017. 4 Replies

3D modeling allows us to explore new energy efficiency concepts coupled with renewable…Continue

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Dannie Jackson commented on Dannie Jackson's blog post Converting A South Facing Window Into A Solar Space Heating Panel
"No if you use solar heat gain software the angle of the sun on the floor for instance looses energy due to the reflection angle the same way with the solar glazing. The better means of absorption is in the vertical plane of the window with respect…"
Feb 17
Morgan M Audetat commented on Dannie Jackson's blog post Converting A South Facing Window Into A Solar Space Heating Panel
"Kind of defeats the primary purpose of "shades" doesn't it? If you wish to "collect" solar energy in the space, why not open the shade and let the room absorb energy increasing the target surface area dramatically. "
Jan 2
Dannie Jackson replied to Tim Kendzia's discussion Cooling effect from solar panels
""Excessive heat can significantly reduce the output of a PV system. This article gives some pointers on avoiding unexpected energy loss in an array. It may seem counter-intuitive, but solar panel efficiency is affected negatively by temperature…"
Dec 19, 2018
Dannie Jackson's blog post was featured

Converting A South Facing Window Into A Solar Space Heating Panel

View 3D model !! A south facing window in any Passive Solar House design can be optimized by using a flat black metal shade to create a solar space heating panel out of any window. The flat black metal type of shade will absorb the…See More
Dec 18, 2018
Dannie Jackson replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"If you look at the R factor of the window and compare it to old school single pain glass windows you will definitely see that energy efficient windows will save you money.  If you have old school tech windows then chances are you live in an old…"
Dec 14, 2018
Dannie Jackson replied to tedkidd's discussion It is time for government programs to end. They become monopolies that block market solutions.
"Something that bothers me which is very similar to the concerns about agencies and programs monopolizing things, is everyone who wants a piece of the pie of the market or who wants to insure that all sort of requirements are met when something is…"
Dec 14, 2018
Dannie Jackson replied to Tim Kendzia's discussion Cooling effect from solar panels
"I would assume two things about this idea, first of all you would definitely shade the roof and reduce its solar heat gain by this method of shading, and since the panels have a space of 4" from the roof, this will allow air currents to exist…"
Dec 14, 2018
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Dannie Jackson's blog post was featured

Split Level Solarized Home Models

  This past month I wanted to expand on an idea I had designing tiny homes for use with larger ranch and split level homes.  The split level home is ideal in the  mountain regions where I live at where we have lots of hills and mountain side terraces that people use for building.  The main thing of the design was for the home to have a logical work flow for the inhabitants as well as a…See More
Nov 30, 2017
Dannie Jackson liked Allison A. Bailes III's group HVAC
Nov 23, 2017
Dannie Jackson added a discussion to the group Energy Efficient Design
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Affordable Energy Efficient Design

What concerns me is ways to build energy efficient homes with passive and active solar heating features, and do so affordably.  I always consider local market construction materials, and how to use them to achieve something that will compete with designs using the latest new fab materials (which can add more cost and more proceedures to construction).I have this vision of buildng…See More
Nov 23, 2017
Dannie Jackson liked Barry NewDelman's discussion Help your Clients save, THEN do what you do best
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Dannie Jackson replied to Barry NewDelman's discussion Whats the Consensus of this group Define "Energy Efficiency" in the group Energy Efficient Design
"Design wise I would say that energy efficiency is defined by the Btu / square foot.  This is usually expressed in kilo Btu / square foot annually as well as summed kilo Btu annually for the entire structure.In design terms, you might want to…"
Nov 23, 2017
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Energy Efficient Design

Energy efficiency starts at the drafting table...How architects and designers can help buildings reach high-performance standards.See More
Nov 23, 2017

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Tiny House Design Project
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Architect / designer, Building energy modeler, Engineer
Professional Interests
Passive and active solar and geothermal design.

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Converting A South Facing Window Into A Solar Space Heating Panel

Posted on December 14, 2018 at 11:30am 2 Comments

View 3D model !!

 A south facing window in any Passive Solar House design can be optimized by using a flat black metal shade to create a solar space heating panel…

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Still Modeling

Posted on December 14, 2018 at 11:00am 0 Comments

  Here is a snap shot of my current 3D green home design project, this shows what I am working on.  It is incomplete at the moment however this is version 2, the first version is complete but lacks the fine details required for a to scale accurate model and so I am working on that in version 2.



   Been away awhile and busy,…

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Split Level Solarized Home Models

Posted on November 23, 2017 at 8:00am 0 Comments

  This past month I wanted to expand on an idea I had designing tiny homes for use with larger ranch and split level homes.  The split level home is ideal in the  mountain regions where I live at where we have lots of hills and mountain side terraces that people use for building.  The main thing of the…
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Wood Gas For Electrical Power? Or "How to run a generator on wood gas."

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Modern wood gas powered electrical generator.
  Wood and coal gasification was used in the early days of the gas fired street lamps before natural gas came to be used.  In those days wood and coal gas was stored in…
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At 10:46pm on September 28, 2017, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Dannie,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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