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PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard

Started this discussion. Last reply by terry nordbye Jul 30, 2015. 6 Replies

From Home Energy's July/August issue, written by Mike Knezovich, Director of Communications for PHIUS:In March, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) implemented a new climate-sensitive passive building…Continue

Tax Time Blues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Mar 6, 2015. 1 Reply

There is a tax credit available to homeowners who have walls insulated. The credits were continued last year in a budget deal to cover tax year 2014 and the amount is 10% of the cost of materials up…Continue

When your shower is in your kitchen...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stan Kuhn Mar 5, 2015. 3 Replies

Interesting question by Leanne Maxwell, former colleague at Home Energy:"Aside from all of the obvious logistical issues of having a shower in your kitchen, what kind of IAQ nightmare does it…Continue

Should Homeowners with PV Get Paid Retail or Wholesale Prices for their Excess Electricity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Nov 23, 2013. 24 Replies

I've been doing some research, trying to get my arms around the problem of the longterm sustainability of renewable energy in the Unites States. Here's one big challenge as I see it.Many customers…Continue

 

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EERE Success Story—DOE and Alaska Housing Finance Center Team Up to Help Rural Alaskan Communities Identify Energy Savings

(This post first appeared on the energy.gov web site.)Rural communities offer huge opportunities for energy savings, however, they can be more difficult to reach than urban areas and they typically have smaller-sized public buildings. When implementing energy…See More
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EERE Success Story—DOE and Alaska Housing Finance Center Team Up to Help Rural Alaskan Communities Identify Energy Savings

(This post first appeared on the energy.gov web site.)Rural communities offer huge opportunities for energy savings, however, they can be more difficult to reach than urban areas and they typically have smaller-sized public buildings. When implementing energy…See More
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Home Performance Coalition—"Be Smart on Smart" - A Smart Home Workshop for Contractors at HPC19

Sponsored by Google (Nest) and ecobee, join this unique contractor training workshop and make home performance, smart performance.Join experts from around the country in the first “Smart on Smart” workshop to train and update home performance…See More
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Home Performance Coalition—"Be Smart on Smart" - A Smart Home Workshop for Contractors at HPC19

Sponsored by Google (Nest) and ecobee, join this unique contractor training workshop and make home performance, smart performance.Join experts from around the country in the first “Smart on Smart” workshop to train and update home performance…See More
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100,000 Home Energy Scores So Far And Counting!

This post originally appeared on the Better Buildings Beat Blog, and was posted by DOE's Home Energy Score.DOE’s Home Energy Score™ is a tool for homeowners, homebuyers, and renters that estimates home energy use, home energy costs, and provides cost-effective solutions to improve home energy efficiency. This score was…See More
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100,000 Home Energy Scores So Far And Counting!

This post originally appeared on the Better Buildings Beat Blog, and was posted by DOE's Home Energy Score.DOE’s Home Energy Score™ is a tool for homeowners, homebuyers, and renters that estimates home energy use, home energy costs, and provides cost-effective solutions to improve home energy efficiency. This score was…See More
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EERE Success Story—Minnesota Offers Residents a Tip Sheet for Hiring Solar Installers by Kayla Dewitt:

When considering installing solar in your home, it can be difficult to decide who to trust. There are many companies who offer solar installation services and finding a credible installer will ensure proper and safe installation. The Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources (DER), which receives funding from the Energy Department’s State Energy…See More
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"Interesting. Something needs to change when 30% of the exemplary programs (16 out of 53) saw negative participant growth in 2017, including 3 of the 4 residential comprehensive retrofit programs. And a bunch of the rest saw just very modest…"
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"Midwest energy is the only program I've run across that's worth a damn. VT and Austin may have a pretty good programs, not sure. Pretty much the rest are lying to consumers with the goal of getting them to part with their money for…"
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What Are the Nation's Best Utility Energy Efficiency Programs?

(Post provided by ACEEE.)Washington, D.C. ACEEE is proud to honor 53 of the United States’ leading energy efficiency programs with the Exemplary Program Award. In a national review, ACEEE selected these programs based on their innovation and effectiveness in helping customers increase energy efficiency in their homes and businesses. The awards accompany ACEEE’s publication,…See More
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What Are the Nation's Best Utility Energy Efficiency Programs?

(Post provided by ACEEE.)Washington, D.C. ACEEE is proud to honor 53 of the United States’ leading energy efficiency programs with the Exemplary Program Award. In a national review, ACEEE selected these programs based on their innovation and effectiveness in helping customers increase energy efficiency in their homes and businesses. The awards accompany ACEEE’s publication,…See More
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100,000 Home Energy Scores So Far And Counting!

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This post originally appeared on the Better Buildings Beat Blog, and was posted by DOE's Home Energy Score.

DOE’s Home Energy Score™ is a tool for homeowners, homebuyers, and renters…

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At 4:38pm on August 6, 2014, Better Buildings Support said…

Welcome to the Better Buildings Residential Network group. We encourage you to share ideas, exchange materials, and connect with others about topics in energy efficiency. You can also register for a Peer Exchange Call or view call summaries.

 

Please visit the discussion forum and select the “Follow” link at the bottom of the page to receive notifications about new discussions.

 

We are pleased to share this group with you and look forward to you and your colleagues joining the conversation.

 

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The Better Buildings Residential Network Team

At 12:03pm on June 14, 2013, Dan Antonioli said…

Jim. Yes, I still want to friend you and learn more about your work.

Dan

At 10:35pm on April 4, 2011, David Eggleton said…
Jim, where/how do you discuss "the interface between science and religion/spirituality?"  I'd like to drop in.
 
 
 

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