Feds gave Ri 250 K to study the effects of climate

tobr24u(z6 RI)February 5, 2013

change on the citizenry. I could have told them for nuttin. Hotter summers and colder winters are driving my utility bills thru the roof, How about you? And the utility company just jacked up our rates by about 9%. It is an outrage I'm telling you, a freakin' outrage...

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momj47(7A)

Will you be under water as the sea level rises?

Are there any hills in RI?

Got any hip waders?

Here is a link that might be useful: Link

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 8:07AM
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WxDano(5b-2a-6/7)

Cheap energy is nearing its end. There will be jobs in insulation retrofits in a few years, though.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 9:41AM
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Factotem

WxDano wrote,

Cheap energy is nearing its end. There will be jobs in insulation retrofits in a few years, though.

I was interested to learn about the "passivhaus" concept; I wonder if there will be growth in that homebuilding technique in the US. These homes require as little as 1/20th the energy to heat and cool.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 10:44AM
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WxDano(5b-2a-6/7)

"passivhaus" concept; I wonder if there will be growth in that homebuilding technique in the US

I'm writing an article with a collaborator who lives in one, her spouse is a leading proponent of passivhaus. Personally I think they are a nice niche but require a lot of input.

I have friends who have a nearly off-grid house, but for a couple months in winter when there are too many clouds for passive heating.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 11:18AM
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Factotem

WxDano wrote,

Personally I think they are a nice niche but require a lot of input.

I'm not sure what you mean -- clarify?

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 11:20AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

I they are nice to a certain extent, otherwise require a lot of input maybe they should be called passiveaggressivehaus.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 12:56PM
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marshallz10(z9-10 CA)

LOL! bboy

Dano, the passivhaus concept is remarkable and would go a long way in making us energy-efficient, if not sufficient.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 1:28PM
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david52_gw

There are several houses around here with the glass walls on the correct SWW orientation, made with adobe brick so the walls are 2-3' thick, and using modern ceiling insulation with solar power/water panels on top, that come pretty close - wood fire for the few weeks on cloudy winter days where they need supplemental heat.

Mixing the old and new....

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 1:44PM
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WxDano(5b-2a-6/7)

I'm not sure what you mean -- clarify?

Open curtains, close curtains, move area rug, shift furniture, crack door, close door, cushions off window seat, trim trees, design carefully so no trees obstructing, purchase large lot, design carefully...

I went up to Montana to work on strawbale project to learn techniques, but not a fanatic about the whole thing. They are cool, just not for everybody. One day the techniques will of necessity be incorporated into more structures, though. The modern forms in, say, Net Zero homes in Germany, have some new bugs to iron out.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 3:36PM
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jmc01

250k? That study should be wrapping up pretty quickly, I'd say.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 7:21PM
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fouquieria(10b)

Feds gave Ri 250 K to study the effects of climate

But better not give anybody anything to study the effects of firearms on the population or the NRA will be all over your case. Second Amendment doncha know.

-Ron-

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 7:42PM
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