Energy Package

Effective Green Renovating

The ABC’s of Green Residential Remodeling consist of about a dozen options that can transform the worst energy waister on the block to the most efficient home in the neighborhood.

GEE provides a free hierarchical guide enabling energy wise residential renovators to get past the hype and get the most energy savings bang for the buck. Once completed, this along with the WOW and Done Packages make excellent selling point in person or in advertising.

 

 GEE’s Energy Package

  • Shell Sealing of cracks and holes in the attic at the ceiling level
  • Attic insulation to R-50+ : above new homes Energy Star Standards
  • New Engineered Duct System (ACCA Manual D)
  • Dual pane windows throughout
  • Dual Zoned High SEER Mini Split Heat Pump
  • Energy Star Appliances.
  • Gas stove and gas option for the dryer
  • Energy Saving Lighting throughout
  • Motion Sensor & Photo Sensor Lighting Controls
  • Dual pane and foam core front entry door
  • Upgraded ceiling fans in every room

 

Energy: Conserve or Capture It?

I’m sure you’ve noticed there are two poles of belief about what’s important in Residential Energy Conservation … Basically Conservation or Renewables.   The Conservation Camp says, “Design it right, Build it tight, Vent it right, Insulate the heck out of it, and your heating and cooling costs will be so low that you wont really need Renewables (solar, wind, etc).     This is the mantra of most Home Performance groups and it makes a lot of sense … especially in new construction.   It’s a little more difficult to go “all the way” in retrofit situations where the initial poor design was poured in concrete.

The Renewables Camp promotes renewable sources of energy, Solar, Wind, etc.  usually giving only a nod to Conservation, with most of the promotion and marketing directed toward whatever renewable product they happen to be selling.

It should be clear that we need both Conservation and Renewables to achieve our Energy and Climate goals.   The questions then, are ones of priority and balance.   It’s obvious to me and I hope to you that we should first conserve everything we can as cheaply as we can.  Especially in new construction, the added cost of a really tight, well insulated structure is so small that it should always be a first priority.   Building “to code minimums” is almost criminal when it would cost so little to do so much better.   Did I mention that I support stronger energy standards?

After we’ve done everything practical to improve our Home Performance, it’s time to direct our attention toward renewables.

But before we go there, let me take a stab at defining “everything practical.”    The “Energy Package” that I refer to on this site and in my classes is designed for renovation of foreclosed homes of 1000 to 1500 square feet and of 25 to 50 years of age.    Older and larger will cost more, this is offered only as a starting point.   It is a package that can be “slipped in” to a renovation of a foreclosed home with little or no stimulus or utility incentives and be sold for a profit in just the plain old American Free Enterprise System.   Here’s the package, in some semblance of order … dont try to pick and choose.  Complete systems are needed for complete solutions.

1.  Shell Seal of the whole house, especially the attic and the floor.

2.  A newly designed and well sealed and insulated duct system.

3.  A well tuned HVAC system, designed for the lower load.

4.  Lo E Windows,

5.  R-50+ Ceiling Insulation.

6.  Wall insulation.

7.  Energy Star Lights and Appliances.

8.  Efficient water use and heating,

9.  and a few other items …..

That usually costs $20 – $25,000 in houses of this size and age.   If you’re greening up a Mc Mansion, you can spend double that or more.  (Historical Homes and Architectural Wonders also add to the cost)

So the point is that this is the amount of money that should be spent on Conservationbefore we turn our attention to Renewables.    Until these items are addressed, it just doesn’t make sense to add renewables … it would be more cost effective to finish up this basic energy package before adding Solar or Wind or ?

I’ve spent most of my life and most of my blogging and teaching on Fixing The House First.   But I’ve recently come to two places where it’s time to move on to renewables:

1.  All the GreenEarthEquities homes have the Energy Package mentioned above.   They are saving 30% to 50% and are all sold, leased or rented at above “market rates” with no federal or utility stimulus — just free enterprise in America.    So, practicing what we preach, it seems like it’s time to push the envelope a little bit more and start adding renewables.    We’ve installed our first Solar PV system on one of our renovation projects and are considering ways to include them on every project.  … More in future posts.

2.  I just moved into a brand new home (in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia — cheap kilowatts and 4000 Heating Degree Days)   Being built by a production builder, it’s not exactly what I would have done … but other than a few items to finish up, Luelle is not ready for me to start tearing out the brand new stuff.    So, here also, I’m turning my attention to renewables.   I’ll be blogging about Solar, (both kinds)  wind, and Bio-Mass Gasification and residential power generation in future posts.

Additional Energy Package Information

Click a link below to view posts

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

THE MOST EFFECTIVE 9 CBD Vape Cooking oils Meant for Itchiness In addition to Stress 2019 Dec

THE MOST EFFECTIVE 9 CBD Vape Cooking oils Meant for Itchiness In addition to Stress 2019 Dec CBD reveals cannabidiol oil. Typically the store archipelago shown Thursday night it will eventually commence offering up targeted models like CBD, cannabidiol, in almost 1,500 Walgreens shops around Guy changes, Co, Unique South america, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vermont, SC, The state of illinois and then Indiana. CBD also can help reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting / puking and throwing up, which are often staying being among the most common chemotherapy-related unwanted effects just for having it. Cancer. UAB introduced the study of CBD flatulence simply...Continue Reading!

THE MOST EFFECTIVE 9 CBD Vape Essential oils With regard to Aggravation And Anxiety 2019 Dec

THE MOST EFFECTIVE 9 CBD Vape Essential oils With regard to Aggravation And Anxiety 2019 Dec CBD implies cannabidiol oil. A list price company written This it'll get started offering up distinct such things as CBD, cannabidiol, in very nearly 1,500 Walgreens websites with Title to captain awesome, Denver, Cutting edge South america, Kentucky, Tn, Vermont, SC, The state of illinois in addition to Indiana. CBD can also help lessen chemotherapy-induced sickness / queasiness plus puking, which can be currently being being among the most common chemotherapy-related unwanted effects pertaining to anyone with cancer. UAB released the research into CBD propane...Continue Reading!

Besides, Russian mail purchase brides are in reality remarkably interested in young kids

Besides, Russian mail purchase brides are in reality remarkably interested in young kids The guys can see them on-line – numerous new consumers are inundated with generic messages from beautiful gals in damaged English – but they have to fork out to participate in in the virtual age. They simply have mindset of Asian girls – these girls have become timid, well mannered, tender, and quite feminine. (more…)Continue Reading!

Ukrainian Brides: What Means They Are Ideal Ladies For Marriage?

Ukrainian Brides: What Means They Are Ideal Ladies For Marriage? Ukrainian women can be actually unique! Explore the features and traits of Ukrainian brides to evaluate do the following to obtain yourself one. Examine the things to bear in mind while dating a lady from Ukraine and also make the skilled and sexy ladies that are ukrainian for your needs. Discover stunning Ukrainian brides Ukraine is just a nation which undergoes a large amount of governmental discrepancies, but that'sn't the thing that is only's recognized for. Ladies in Ukraine often experience things that a lot of ladies can not. There has...Continue Reading!

Though the fastest program is to exhibit which you aren’t afraid to confront your own private tribe

Though the fastest program is to exhibit which you aren’t afraid to confront your own private tribe Grace feels traumatized, even though all women would classify her experience to be a date that is bad. It really isn’t I must do all the trying beautiful asian brides, I don’t feel particularly valued or cherished like i am keeping anything or score, nevertheless when. If he wish to call, he can call. Gestures works to a place, then when it fails, you be determined by your terms along with your legs to walk out a situation that is uncomfortable. Without moving...Continue Reading!

11 tips about how to endure Dating App anxiousness

11 tips about how to endure Dating App anxiousness Can apps that are dating your mental wellness? The brief response is yes, dating apps have negative repercussions when you are maybe not making use of them in a healthy and balanced means and result in so-called relationship software anxiety. While these apps could be fun and perhaps assist you in finding true love, on you and how to take precautions when it comes to your mental health if you suffer from anxiety or low self-esteem, it's important to know what consequences online dating can have. A 2016 survey found that...Continue Reading!

Whenever Taking Care Of A Sick Spouse Shakes A Wedding To Your Core

Whenever Taking Care Of A Sick Spouse Shakes A Wedding To Your Core Marriages tend to be shaken to your core whenever one partner becomes ill or disabled additionally the other assumes on brand new duties. “You have to rewrite the relationship’s expectations. Additionally the longer you’ve been hitched, the harder this is certainly to do, ” said Zachary White, a connect teacher of communications at Queens University of Charlotte. With Donna Thomson, he’s the author of “The unanticipated Journey of Caring: The change From family member to Caregiver. ” When compared with children that are adult look after their moms and...Continue Reading!

THE MOST EFFECTIVE 9 CBD Vape Essential oils With regard to Aggravation Not to mention Anxiety 2019 Dec

THE MOST EFFECTIVE 9 CBD Vape Essential oils With regard to Aggravation Not to mention Anxiety 2019 Dec CBD signifies cannabidiol oil. Your retail store archipelago brought to you Thurs night it would beginning giving precise stuff like CBD, cannabidiol, through almost 1,500 Walgreens outlet stores on Oregon, Co, Completely new South america, Kentucky, Tn, Vermont, SC, Il together with Indiana. CBD can lower chemotherapy-induced a feeling of sickness / vomit along with vomit, which are generally getting being signs chemotherapy-related unwanted effects pertaining to having it. Cancer. UAB circulated the study of CBD propane gas for the reason that remedy...Continue Reading!

You are told by us All By What Occurred in Ukraine?

You are told by us All By What Occurred in Ukraine? Both Joe Biden and Donald Trump pressured the government that is ukranian work. Nevertheless the similarities are only surface deep. One of the most confusing reasons for having the controversy that is current over Ukraine may be the trivial similarity between previous Vice President Joe Biden’s actions here throughout the national government and President Donald Trump’s more recent actions. Both Biden and Trump pressured the Ukrainian federal government about corruption prosecutions, and both utilized the leverage of US federal federal government cash to attempt to force action. In...Continue Reading!

WHAT’S CBD (Cannabidiol)? Its Consequences Together with Rewards, Explained

WHAT'S CBD (Cannabidiol)? Its Consequences Together with Rewards, Explained Cannabidiol or simply CBD currently is a well known herbal solution to help ease illnesses for instance persistent distress not to mention used just as one anti-inflammatory. The same as the cannabis flower not wearing running shoes surely will be made, CBD, some kind of cannabinoid, is just listed with the us Prescription drug Administration Managing also given that are frequently diacetylmorphine and even lysergic uric acid diethylamide (LSD) - organize 1 equipment having higher potential client regarding abuse” simply no currently favored specialized medical related use& rdquo;. Scientists state which together...Continue Reading!

 

Copyright © 2020 New Site For Green Earth Equities     Log in     Design by Real Estate Tomato     Powered by Tomato Real Estate Blogs

Powered by WishList Member - Membership Software