Enjoy the humor in the many oddities we have discovered with over a decades’ worth of experience crawling through nooks and crannies of buildings. You’ll learn the dos and don’ts to improving the efficiency of your home and lessons learned from an energy audit.
Come learn about your own home energy usage, and what options you might have to improve energy conservation and efficiency.
This is about Focus on Energy Residential incentives available to you. We’ll go over modern home assessments and home energy score as well as what homeowners should know about efficiency upgrades.
The class will cover the struggle between conservation and affordability of solar. Why worry about those phantom loads when it is rather affordable to just add another solar panel? What happens to kW per hour cost, considering meter charge, when electrical usage is low?
The energy revolution will require behavior change in addition to technological advancement. We will discuss effective strategies for encouraging energy use behavior change.
Improper insulation and air sealing can form ice dams, drafty rooms, and poor indoor air quality. Discuss solutions to improve comfort in your home and business.
Homeowners are regularly seeking to decrease their carbon footprints through the life of their buildings. We will explore unique ways to reduce your energy consumption over the life of your own building.
Take a look into building IA’s most energy efficient home, located in Dubuque, IA. I will give insight into the trials and tribulations of building a small passive house on a budget.
My partner and I built a low-energy, passive solar house in northern MN. I’ve compiled a year’s worth of energy-use data and experiences into a case study presentation for you.
Passive House, considered the gold standard for high-performance homes by the U.S. Department of Energy, combines strategies that produce dramatic energy-use reductions and superior indoor comfort.