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(CNSNews)   Energy Department rolls out new software to help people measure the energy efficiency of their homes. Otherwise known as your monthly power bill   (cnsnews.com) divider line 5
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2014-01-15 10:07:38 AM  
Wow, the level of freeper derp in the comments section is reaching a critical level.

I remember a time where our country embraced new technologies and a higher efficiency lifestyle. Now we're point at "Agenda 21" UN and NSA boogiemen whenever a new version of free energy modeling software is released.
 
2014-01-15 10:15:41 AM  
I don't see a problem here. I know a fair number of people who were shocked, SHOCKED to find out that their large house with enormous windows, shiatty construction, and high ceilings leads to high energy bills. Obviously, simple logic is beyond them, but they're likely to be able to understand when one number is larger than another.
 
2014-01-15 11:27:45 AM  

MrSteve007: Wow, the level of freeper derp in the comments section is reaching a critical level.

I remember a time where our country embraced new technologies and a higher efficiency lifestyle. Now we're point at "Agenda 21" UN and NSA boogiemen whenever a new version of free energy modeling software is released.


Deeper in the nested articles:  "The process starts with a Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor collecting energy information during a brief home walk-through."

Give them a reason to derp out why don't you?  Just release the stupid software.
 
2014-01-15 12:04:32 PM  

AngryDragon: MrSteve007: Wow, the level of freeper derp in the comments section is reaching a critical level.

I remember a time where our country embraced new technologies and a higher efficiency lifestyle. Now we're point at "Agenda 21" UN and NSA boogiemen whenever a new version of free energy modeling software is released.

Deeper in the nested articles:  "The process starts with a Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor collecting energy information during a brief home walk-through."

Give them a reason to derp out why don't you?  Just release the stupid software.


No shiat.  If it really is a "brief" walk-though then they could just post instructions for what data points to collect.  No reason to HIRE a person to collect the data.

Anyway, I don't need this, I have one of these to help me keep track of my energy usage (at least the biggest part of it):
gigaom2.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-15 12:27:14 PM  

AngryDragon: Deeper in the nested articles: "The process starts with a Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor collecting energy information during a brief home walk-through.

"Give them a reason to derp out why don't you? Just release the stupid software.


There's a lot more to the home energy assessment than you think.

Do you know the U-factor of your windows? The SHGC? Total window square footage of windows by North, South, East, & West? The total R-factor of your wall assembly type? Type of attic thermal and air barrier system?

How about the air-tightness of your home, in Cubic Feet per Minute, tested at 50 pascals of pressure?

Check it out for yourself (pdf):
http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/homescore/d at a_collection_sheet.pdf

Since the score is based on data from other homes in your region/climate, I can totally see why they'd want a qualified assessor to come through and input the data, otherwise you have every know-nothing yahoo homeowner inputting complete garbage data into the models and ruining the regional energy information and comparison data.


/qualified energy assessor by the ABAA and level II IR thermographer
//has a more efficient home & workplace than 99.99% folks
 
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