George Kopf
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Utility death spiral = higher taxes? Perhaps...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Jan 19, 2015. 9 Replies

If you are in the energy industry and not familiar with the utility death spiral, you should be. It's real, it's big and it's gaining speed much faster than anyone, especially the utilities, saw…Continue

Tags: grid, defection, outs, bail, death

Green feature values in Real Estate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey Gephart Jan 16, 2015. 16 Replies

Does anyone know of a resource which gives a simple estimated dollar value for green home features?For example, a solar hot water heater adds value to a home but how much?Thanks Home Energy Pros!Feel…Continue

Tags: value, estate, real

Which orgs are working in the Home Energy/Real Estate space?

Started Jan 8, 2015 0 Replies

Ok Home Energy Industry experts, I need some help.It's no surprise to anyone in the Home Energy industry that getting homeowners to buy Home Energy Improvement solutions is a challenge. We are all…Continue

Tags: addendum, green, appraisal, estate, real

How does efficiency factor into a grid parity world?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Oct 26, 2014. 5 Replies

It occurred to me as I was reading this report that…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

George Kopf replied to Silas Inman's discussion Best Energy Myths
"Windows, windows, windows. High performance dual paned windows with low-e coating can and do solve every efficiency and comfort woe under the sun. It's a known scientific fact: windows ARE efficiency. I've had otherwise sane educated…"
May 14, 2018
George Kopf replied to Cameron Home Insulation's discussion Why is Air Sealing Important?
"The first step to any performance upgrade to a home is to properly separate the indoors from the outdoors. The key here is the word "properly." A shell that is too loose is like living in a tent. But, on the other extreme, a shell…"
May 14, 2018
George Kopf commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Permit me to Explain--by Chris Stratton and Wen Lee
"Chris, You never cease to amaze me. From researcher to DIY, is there anything energy related you haven't done?"
Mar 8, 2018
George Kopf liked Efficiency First California's blog post Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings
Mar 1, 2018
George Kopf liked Efficiency First California's blog post Is Health The Future of Home Performance?
Jan 11, 2018

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CLEAResult
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BPI Building Analyst, Home Energy Pro Energy Auditor
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At 3:18pm on June 7, 2011, Tom White said…

Welcome, George to Home Energy Pros.  I'm glad to see that it's useful for you and your crews!

 

 

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At 5:58pm on May 27, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi George,

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!

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Forum Discussions

How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help

Started by Daniel Baur-McGuire in General Forum. Last reply by Franco Oyuela 12 hours ago. 8 Replies

REALLY????

Started by Danny Gough in HVAC. Last reply by Danny Gough on Saturday. 12 Replies

Where to spend my marketing dollars?

Started by Trip Smith in Marketing. Last reply by Building Performance Institute May 14. 10 Replies

Easy Tests for HVAC during audit

Started by Craig Bird in Weatherization. Last reply by John White May 9. 19 Replies

Water heater ventilation question

Started by Luis Hernandez in General Forum. Last reply by Dennis Heidner May 8. 23 Replies

Polar vortex photos of ice forming INSIDE homes!

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum. Last reply by Michael Cuomo May 4. 1 Reply

LEED for Homes Green Rater Training

Started by Ryan Moore in Training. Last reply by Michael Cuomo May 3. 1 Reply

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Dennis Heidner replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"I believe one of the issues is how does one defend themselves against an HVAC contractor that…"
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Gabriel Perez replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"I’ll give you an a for effort but even in the best cases bubble wrap ( unless it comes with a…"
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Paul Herron replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"I think Ed and his video hit on an important point -- these radiant barriers are primarily…"
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John S. Rodenhizer replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"Agreed, But this guy fought me all the way. I have completed the rating and the HVAC contractor…"
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Dennis Heidner replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
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Dennis Heidner replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"Correct,   but when testing has been done on sealing ducts with wraps... (See the BTO and…"
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