Laurie Stone
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Gary Heikkinen commented on Laurie Stone's blog post Making Our Existing Buildings Zero Carbon: A Three-Pronged Approach
"The "focus on three things" are in exactly the wrong order and the electrification of end uses is a deeply flawed strategy for a number of reasons: This won't work for space heating in particular in northern climates during cold…"
Thursday
Steve Kramer commented on Laurie Stone's blog post Making Our Existing Buildings Zero Carbon: A Three-Pronged Approach
"By all means we should quit using the cheapest heating option and increase the use of our already shaky electric grid. How will the poor in cold climates cope with having no heat when the grid craps out like it has been in California? Please explain…"
Thursday
Laurie Stone's blog post was featured

Making Our Existing Buildings Zero Carbon: A Three-Pronged Approach

To keep average global temperature rise to less than 1.5°C—which the IPCC states is necessary to avoid climate catastrophe—we need to fix our buildings. They are the largest end-users of energy, producing nearly 40 percent of US carbon emissions.…See More
Wednesday
Laurie Stone posted a blog post

Making Our Existing Buildings Zero Carbon: A Three-Pronged Approach

To keep average global temperature rise to less than 1.5°C—which the IPCC states is necessary to avoid climate catastrophe—we need to fix our buildings. They are the largest end-users of energy, producing nearly 40 percent of US carbon emissions.…See More
Tuesday
Stanley Widener commented on Laurie Stone's blog post Equity and Climate: A Solution for Home Rentals
"Sometimes the "stick" approach works, but I would anticipate significant pushback from various segments, primarily landlords who don't like being forced to spend capital. At the end of the day, they'll pass these expenses on to…"
Tuesday
Laurie Stone's blog post was featured

Equity and Climate: A Solution for Home Rentals

by Sneha AyyagariLack of affordable housing and energy burdens plague many people and communities. Cities throughout the United States are looking for solutions to create greater equity. Many of these cities are part of the over 3,600 US cities, states, and businesses that have pledged support for the goals established in the Paris Agreement in 2015. Improving efficiency and comfort in homes is a key part of meeting these goals because the…See More
Dec 5
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Building Performance Institute liked Laurie Stone's blog post Decarbonizing Buildings for All
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Laurie Stone's blog post was featured

Decarbonizing Buildings for All

Lowering carbon emissions from the buildings sector (which produces nearly 40 percent of US carbon emissions) is a crucial part of getting to a decarbonized economy. However, when we implement efficiency or renewable energy projects in buildings, the projects are often targeted to those who can afford…See More
Nov 24
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Nov 22
Dennis Heidner commented on Laurie Stone's blog post How Many Hours-of-Safety Do Our Homes Have in Extreme Weather?
"Good post for thermal safety. One area missed is beyond just the temperature ranges -- is how the house responds to moisture.  If the heating / cooling system is no longer available is the house able to maintain the relative humidity in a range…"
Aug 8
Laurie Stone's blog post was featured

How Many Hours-of-Safety Do Our Homes Have in Extreme Weather?

How many people in your community are at risk during extreme weather events? The heat waves wracking the nation right now can cause heat exhaustion, heatstroke, dehydration, and even death. Last year over 90 people died in Quebec (over 50 in Montreal) due to a heat…See More
Aug 7
Laurie Stone posted a blog post

How Many Hours-of-Safety Do Our Homes Have in Extreme Weather?

How many people in your community are at risk during extreme weather events? The heat waves wracking the nation right now can cause heat exhaustion, heatstroke, dehydration, and even death. Last year over 90 people died in Quebec (over 50 in Montreal) due to a heat…See More
Jul 26

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Laurie Stone's Blog

Making Our Existing Buildings Zero Carbon: A Three-Pronged Approach

Posted on December 10, 2019 at 11:30am 2 Comments

To keep average global temperature rise to less than 1.5°C—which the IPCC states is necessary to avoid climate catastrophe—we need to fix our buildings. They are the largest end-users of energy, producing nearly 40 percent of US…

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Equity and Climate: A Solution for Home Rentals

Posted on November 22, 2019 at 3:25pm 1 Comment

by Sneha Ayyagari

Lack of affordable housing and energy burdens plague many people and communities. Cities throughout the United States are looking for solutions to create greater equity. Many of these cities are part of the over 3,600 US cities, states, and businesses that have pledged support for the goals established in the Paris Agreement in 2015. Improving efficiency and comfort in homes is a key part of meeting these…

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Decarbonizing Buildings for All

Posted on November 22, 2019 at 3:14pm 0 Comments

Lowering carbon emissions from the buildings sector (which produces nearly 40 percent of US carbon emissions) is a crucial part of getting to a decarbonized economy. However, when we implement efficiency or renewable energy projects in buildings, the…

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How Many Hours-of-Safety Do Our Homes Have in Extreme Weather?

Posted on July 26, 2019 at 11:30am 1 Comment

How many people in your community are at risk during extreme weather events? The heat waves wracking the nation right now can cause heat exhaustion, heatstroke, dehydration, and even death. Last year over 90 people died in Quebec…

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At 8:32pm on November 20, 2018, James Pollard said…

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At 8:54pm on September 4, 2018, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Laurie,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. 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.

Thanks!

Diane, HEP Forum Moderator

 
 
 

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Sean Wiens replied to Sean Wiens's discussion How many BTU required to heat air
"Thanks David - I knew HPWH definition, just was not sure why you wanted (and still don't) its…"
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David Butler replied to Sean Wiens's discussion How many BTU required to heat air
"The abbreviation HPWH refers to a domestic water heater, not an air-to-water space conditioning…"
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Sean Wiens replied to Sean Wiens's discussion How many BTU required to heat air
"Also one last point on the final benefit.  Although we do not have time of day energy rates,…"
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Sean Wiens replied to Sean Wiens's discussion How many BTU required to heat air
"You rest assured on one point - if I go ahead with hybrid, I will definitely be reporting on its…"
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Sean Wiens replied to Sean Wiens's discussion How many BTU required to heat air
"Are you meaning the space conditioning heat pump or domestic hot water on your bullet 1?  How…"
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Sean Wiens replied to Sean Wiens's discussion How many BTU required to heat air
"Thanks for follow up David, Valid comments.  The facet flow is high, I was basing on current…"
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Brad Cook replied to Sean Wiens's discussion How many BTU required to heat air
"I don't dive into numbers as well as David does because if you do analyze a situation only by…"
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David Butler replied to Sean Wiens's discussion How many BTU required to heat air
"Your consumption numbers seem rather high if not unrealistic, especially sink draws, which add up…"
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David Butler replied to Sean Wiens's discussion How many BTU required to heat air
"Sean wrote: "The only question is what will be the cost for the extra 4000K of heating needed…"
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