December 2014 Blog Posts (8)

Duct Sealing Offers Veteran Comforts

It started with a leaky roof and ended with an ecstatic Vietnam vet who felt more comfortable in his home than he could ever remember.

Awhile back, Joe St. Pierre over at Aeroseal Solutions got a call from Dale McClelland, a licensed energy auditor he had met at a recent Chicago-area tradeshow. In his spare time, Dale lent his expertise to the non-profit organization,…

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Added by Brad Brenner on December 24, 2014 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Clean Energy Works Oregon: Total Home Performance

Clean Energy Works Oregon (CEWO) is the largest nonprofit home performance provider in Oregon, according to Derek Smith, CEO of CEWO. I spoke with Derek earlier this year about his work in the Pacific NorthWest region.

TW: Do you take a staged-retrofit approach? Or do homeowners complete the whole upgrade at once if they can get access to the credit?

DS: We're…

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Added by Tom White on December 17, 2014 at 8:02pm — 4 Comments

The Wired Home: Which Technologies Actually Work?

With today's sky-high energy costs, homeowners and energy industry professionals alike are constantly looking for ways to increase energy efficiency and save money. Fortunately, advancements in home automation technology have made this easier than ever.

From smart thermostats to air quality monitors to Wi-Fi enabled…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on December 17, 2014 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Blower Door DG-700 Meter drift

I left batteries in the DG700 for 2 years, 2 of them 6 corroded. Manufacturer said that the meter has to be recalibrated. I asked why? Because there is a drift of up to 1% caused by pressure sensor. The question is how significant is this amount. Say we have Blower Door air flow 1650 CFM. So 1% = 16.5 CFM or readout will be between 1666 and 1644. Is the difference practically significant?

Added by GEORGE LEVOSINSKI on December 15, 2014 at 5:32pm — 2 Comments

LED Lighting 24-month update 18,240 hours & counting

Background:

In November 2012 I replaced 80% of my home's interior lighting with LEDs (35 bulbs total) - see my LED Lighting, 6-month update blog post.

Today, 12December2014 is my 24 month update:

My 'Life-Test' bulbs (a pair of lights above my fireplace) have been 'ON' continuously for 25 months (760 days x 24hrs/day) - 18,240…

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Added by Dale Stephens on December 12, 2014 at 1:46pm — 3 Comments

Hiring RESNET Instructors

Everblue is currently hiring contract instructors in multiple locations across the country - specifically on the West Coast (Denver, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle). If you have good social skills, a construction industry background, and you hold a RESNET HERS Rater Certification, we would like to review your resume. Our instructors are personable, informative and well qualified. We offer competitive pay and we have very low turnover. Not every position requires travel, although…

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Added by Everblue Training on December 10, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The 2015 New American Home

In September 2013, we posted a blog called Las Vegas: Bright Lights, Green City?questioning how energy efficient a place nicknamed “Sin City” could actually be. That post focused primarily on the growth of LEED-certified buildings in the city. Here we are now, and I see that the 2015 New American Home will debut at the International Builders Show in – where else – Las Vegas…actually, Henderson, which is…

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Added by Everblue Training on December 4, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments

ROI Energy Efficient Home Improvements

Most people don't truly consider money spent on their home a real investment unless they are planning on flipping or selling the home quickly.  Upgrades to energy efficiency can be a great way to improve the comfort of your home while also saving a decent amount of money every month on your utility bills.  Variable speed pool pumps, insulation upgrades, sealing your leaky ductwork can all provide a strong ROI that is virtually guaranteed.  Not something that you would be able to match…

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Added by Joshua Fletcher on December 2, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

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