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It is time for government programs to end. They become monopolies that block market solutions.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Phillips Dec 15, 2018. 3 Replies

Sent to Chairman Simpson, Ranking Member Kaptur, Chairman Alexander, and Ranking Member FeinsteinDear Representatives on the DOE committee. You may be receiving the email blast letter below from…Continue

What if more efficient homes were actually worth more?

Started Aug 20, 2016 0 Replies

originally posted here What if it was easy to find out how much energy a home…Continue

Home Performance is Failing - let's turn that around?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Adams Jan 16, 2017. 11 Replies

Originally posted here Home performance is failing, yet there is a large…Continue

Dear DOE, PACE sucks - please fix or make it go away...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Aug 22, 2016. 3 Replies

Who thinks Energy Efficiency is having a hard enough time gaining traction due to lack of credibility and accountability for performance already, we don't need specious forms of financing further…Continue

 

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tedkidd commented on David Byrnes's video
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Why One Room Is Hotter Than Others

"Grossly oversized equipment is the primary cause we find. Excessive home leakage is #2"
May 30
tedkidd liked Jim Gunshinan's blog post Is Geothermal a Realistic Way to Achieve True Energy Independence? by Sallie McBrien
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tedkidd liked Jim Gunshinan's blog post Is Geothermal a Realistic Way to Achieve True Energy Independence? by Sallie McBrien
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tedkidd commented on Emily Ambrose's blog post Building Science In The Wild: A Marketing Opportunity
"Boundary order/location confusion. See it with air boundaries a lot too."
Apr 25
tedkidd commented on Diane Chojnowski's blog post How to spur home energy upgrades? Persuasive assessment reports
"I was a respondent. The reports I saw seemed tailored to the things utility programs care about rather than the problems homeowners are trying to solve. It's like having a broken elbow, and being told your cholesterol levels. Absurd mismatch."
Apr 18
tedkidd liked Diane Chojnowski's blog post How to spur home energy upgrades? Persuasive assessment reports
Apr 18
tedkidd replied to Jerry Needham's discussion 70 unit building rehab
"Interview a few home owners, get an understanding of their complaints and how important they are. Budget may grow if you find enough pain. Maybe the 50k should go towards diagnostics and design. At some point old equipment will need replacement,…"
Feb 25
tedkidd commented on David Keefe's blog post Explaining Air Sealing and Ventilation to Homeowners
"Nice. You can also send them a PDF of Nate Adams Home Comfort 101 chapter (free) and skip to the 201 stuff, saves a bunch of time by speeding through the basics instead of having to counter/pull them through those tediously ignorant…"
Jan 10
Dan Phillips replied to tedkidd's discussion It is time for government programs to end. They become monopolies that block market solutions.
"Not all states used deemed savings or modeled savings.  Don't throw the baby out with the bath water.  Ask for Billing Analysis to measure realized energy savings.  The meter will tell if the energy impacts are showing up or…"
Dec 15, 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
tedkidd replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Own stock in ECM fan motor companies by any chance?"
Dec 6, 2018
tedkidd replied to Gordon Smith's discussion Duct Cleaning? Good value or a waste of money?
"Why are they calling? Get 4 or 5 why's. Are supplies dirty?! Why!! In most cases, changing from tiny return with restrictive 1" filter to Big A$$ Drop with 4" media filter will be MUCH better way to improve comfort, health, and…"
Nov 15, 2018
Michael Dunseith replied to tedkidd's discussion It is time for government programs to end. They become monopolies that block market solutions.
"Spot on Ted."
Oct 3, 2018
tedkidd commented on Laurie Guevara-Stone's blog post The Consumer Connection: A Consumer-Centric Approach to Delivering Home Energy Services
"RMI's slow decline toward WAG advice and clickbait articles Hawking tech and products as if they are proxies for meaningful solutions is sad. Pitiful really."
Sep 6, 2018
tedkidd replied to Jerry Needham's discussion HVAC Question about running fan continuously Vs. setting on Auto so it runs when AC or Furnace runs
"There is no Pat answer. It depends. In a well performing home with proplerly sized equipment and duct work (very rare) the answer is "YES""
Aug 20, 2018
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Aug 6, 2018

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Energy Efficiency Specialists, LLC.
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Crunching the numbers. Beating the savings projections by getting the crews excited about their work.
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The Home Comfort Book

Posted on December 28, 2017 at 10:00am 6 Comments

We believe a well educated consumer is the best customer for home performance. There are so many myths and wives tales to overcome, getting people beyond them before the first meeting saves huge amounts of time and increases likelihood of success.



Nate Adams spent a significant portion of the last two years creating this book.



Before he began the book Nate looked for a building science/home performance book written specifically to appeal to the homeowner and found…

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TRACKING RESULTS - Making Excellence A Competitive Advantage

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 11:00am 2 Comments

Promises of savings without tracking DRIVES ME NUTS.  People are being harmed and we don't have any idea how big the harm is.  Comprehensive Home Performance really takes off once you connect tracking results because now you can offer a thing very rare.  

You can offer TRUTH.  You can offer PROOF that what you say will happen, will happen.  Delivering the "5th 

How do we create pressure for Utilities to open up their data so tracking can be automated?…

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Great Home Energy Magazine HPwES article.

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Great article.  I think Courtney Moriarta may be one of the brilliant original designers of Comprehensive Home Performance:

Home Energy Magazine - Home Performance with Energy Star :: Home Performance with Energy Star - Looking Back to See the Future 

Hopefully the current obsession with "cost effectiveness" will soon be replaced with focus on Comprehensive…

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At 4:10pm on October 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.

 

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At 4:01pm on June 14, 2013, Melissa Baldridge said…

Thanks for the friend request, Tedd.  And for the awesome work you do - I feel your passion and care every time you post.

With warm regards,

Melissa

At 11:20am on September 17, 2012, Curt Kinder said…

That's very kind of you to say.

At 4:00pm on September 23, 2011, David Eggleton said…
Welcome to the 1000 Home Challenge group, Ted.  As the project moves out from the pilot phase, much of interest will emerge!  At any time, send me nominations for the Resources section of the group's page.
At 3:14pm on May 18, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! 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!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. And add your location on our Member Map!


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