Barbara Smith
  • Madison, WI
  • United States
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Installing Smoke Detectors with Long Life Batteries

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Feb 2, 2018. 1 Reply

Weatherization or energy efficiency programs that visit a lot of homes often install/replace many smoke detectors to increase safety, and/or to bring homes into conformance with state law. This is a…Continue

Tags: Program, Design, Weatherization, Detector, Smoke

Lower Use of Portable Electric Space Heaters

Started Nov 23, 2016 0 Replies

Excessive use of portable electric space heaters causes high electric bills. So we would like to lower or eliminate use of portable electric space heaters where possible.This was a leading…Continue

Eliminating Standing Pilot Light Furnaces

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan Bullis Dec 12, 2016. 18 Replies

If one had a large-scale home retrofit program with the goal of saving energy, what would be the pros and cons of a policy to replace all standing pilot light furnaces?  Health and safety…Continue

ENERGY STAR updates for Weatherization

Started Jan 18, 2011 0 Replies

Attached is a presentation developed for Wisconsin Weatherization agencies about the recent and expected updates to ENERGY STAR for appliances and equipment we use in our Low Income Weatherization…Continue

Tags: Wisconsin, ENERGY STAR, weatherization

 

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ACEEE Report: How to Talk About Home Energy Upgrades

How can home energy assessments lead to more energy efficiency upgrades? Using a behavioral science approach to answer this question, we conducted an online ...
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Rural Energy Burden

Energy burden, or the percent of income spent on energy bills, affects rural households disproportionately. Energy efficiency can help.
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Wisconsin Division of Energy, Housing & Community Services
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Government: local
Professional Interests
Weatherization
Energy efficient appliances
Lighting
Website URL
http://www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov

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Presentation slides from the 2019 Building Science Summer Camp

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