Energy

  1. EPA removed 20 years of Climate Change Science from its website

    Expect to see changes that will allow oil and gas companies to sell more product even in areas where renewables and conservation are cheaper without subsidies. Hiding the science of climate change will make it easier for America to continue to avoid a movement to 21st Century technology that will leave American behind the rest of the wo

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  2. 2.2 Million jobs in energy efficiency is more than all other combined

    Renewables create almost as many jobs as fossil fuels that receive all the government attention.  More astonishing is that energy efficiency produces more jobs that both but gets zero attention from politicians.  The following article (originally posted here) outlines these details. Credit: Jim Barrett, Chief Economist. 

     

    Coal is big. Solar’s bigger. But energy efficiency is the biggest.

     

    Blog | April 28, 2017 - 10:19 am

    By Jim Barrett, Chief Economist

    The New York Times recently

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  3. Programs save energy

    One of the world’s largest projects built to save energy

     

    Trump’s proposal to eliminate popular money-saving energy efficiency programs, including the EPA’s Energy Star Program and the DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program will be a major loss for consumers, experts have warned — but also for the climate.

     

    A professor at the University of California at Los Angeles were able to analyze data on the energy use of 178,777

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  4. ESDS Version 3.0 for WA State

    The Washington State Department of Commerce has released, "Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard Version 3.0." Below are notes as related to residential airtightness testing:

     

    Section 5.11: Airchange on rehab gets 3 pts for 7 ACH and 7 pts for 5 ACH.  This could be difficult in some types of houses. Key step, is to find all the attic leaks around plumbing stack vents and chimneys that can be sealed off with foamboard, foam and sheet metal for chimneys. Then wiring penetrations and pot lights that must all be replaced with sealed LED units to save on leakage and  power. This work is most easily done by removing the insulation which will allow the tops of all wals to be sealed between the 2x4 and sheetrock.  All open joist ends mus

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  5. $2,000 Equipment Giveaway Winner at 2017 RESNET

    Congratulations to Craig Senglin, winner of Retrotec’s $2,000 Equipment Giveaway at RESNET!

    Retrotec’s $2,000 Equipment Giveaway celebrated the release of rCloud, a cutting-edge testing platform for the blower door and duct testing industries.  The platform geolocates testing locations, performs automatic tests, creates sharable compliance reports, and secures results safely in the cloud.

    RESNET participants who completed a contest form & rCloud questionnaire were eligible to win this year’s contest.  Out of approximately 50 contestants, Craig Senglin of Energy IQ came home with the prize. 

     

    About Craig & Energy IQ

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