How Do Homes Perform In Denver? Randy Bates InorOut Smart Energy [email protected] www.inoroutsmartenergy.com 303 513 5225 InorOut Smart Energy • We are a Henderson Colorado based Home Energy Auditing and HERS Rating Company. • We provide energy efficiency, air quality and comfort consultation for the home along with contractor services for any recommendations made. About Efficiency First • A nonprofit trade association that unites the Home Performance workforce • Promotes the benefits of efficiency retrofitting to help the industry grow and meet demands for residential energy improvements • Represents its members in public policy discussions at the state & national levels STANDARDS: Raising the bar • Efficiency First is raising the standards for our industry, through: – Stronger push for licensing requirements – Building Performance Institute accredited auditors and contractors – Training through organizations recognized by the Department of Energy & U.S. E.P.A. – Differentiating a ‘Home Performance Contractor’ from a ‘furnace salesperson’ What is Home Performance? Home Performance is a comprehensive whole-house approach to identifying and fixing comfort and energy efficiency problems in a home • Audit • Solution • Improvements • Commissioning • Quality Assurance Sick? You Need a Diagnosis Home Performance = House Doctor Person 1. Checkup 2. Blood Test 3. X-ray 6 Home 1. Whole House Inspection 2. Blower Door Test 3. Infrared Camera Energy Leaks Cause • • • • High energy bills Discomfort Poor health Green house gases What is the solution? Efficiency Improvement Loading Order Fundamentals Major Systems • • • • • • • • • • • • Insulation Air Sealing Duct Sealing Lighting Appliances Water Conservation Plug Loads Behavior Heating Air Conditioning Ventilation Water Heating Renewables • • • • Solar PV Solar Thermal Wind Water Catchment Reduce Then Produce “What is all the fuss with efficiency improvements? Why can’t we just put up solar panels?” Cost Per Ton of Carbon Abatement “The Firepower of the Lowly Caulk Gun” Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123629700922046051.html What is America’s Largest Source of Carbon Emissions? Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Fossil Fuel Combustion Industrial 25% 25% Passenger Cars 11.5% Transportation Residential Buildings Buildings 43% 43% 32% 32% http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/Climate%20Change%20101,%20Technological%20Solutions.pdf http://www.pewclimate.org/docUploads/ustransp.pdf 21% HOW MUCH ENERGY WILL YOU SAVE? • American spend over $160 billion/year on home energy • Home can save 20-40% average through energy efficiency How Do Homes Perform in Our Area?