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,…Continue
Added by Brad Brenner on December 24, 2014 at 1:27pm — No Comments
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.Continue
From smart thermostats to air quality monitors to Wi-Fi enabled…
Added by Building Performance Journal on December 17, 2014 at 7:32pm — No Comments
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?
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Everblue Training on December 10, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Everblue Training on December 4, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Joshua Fletcher on December 2, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments