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HP guys, anything catch your eye?
 
And it's easy to imagine this robot just finishing off a building that was 3D printed.
Building houses of brick is almost as old as human civilization itself, and over the millennia, we’ve perfected the art. The fastest bricklayers can mortar and place over 700 bricks... read more
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All #Nest needs to be REALLY useful, wonder if they're aware... https://getawair.com/
The first smart device that analyzes your indoor air quality, learns your lifestyle routines and helps you improve your wellness.
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A new SolarCity customer explores and explains solar power monitoring, billing and savings.
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Nicely done Robert.
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Fun day of Golf at Bristol Harbour, fun that Chris "Shooter McGavin" MacDonald made it.

Let him drive Plugsy (my electric Smart - attempting to get him to trade his Panamera for a Tesla)


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Very exciting, except CCS charging instead of Supercharging. Hope they change that.
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Yep, big auto is facing a "Kodak" moment...
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Leasing new tech better than owning due to residual uncertainty. But buying on the used market may be an even better deal because early adopters don't seem to buy used, so there is little demand to meet supply.

Doesn't seem to hold true for Tesla, probably due to CPO program which gives used buyers all the certainties and protections they'd get buying new.
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Check it out - Audit gear fits in Plugsy. Even better - I don't have to break down the blower door!!
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Love this. Trust building. Evolution of the eBay feedback score concept.
 
"Amazon is changing its ratings system. The company will  assign more weight to recent reviews, as well as reviews that have been written by verified purchasers of a particular product. (Naturally, it's probably best to hear about a person's experiences with something when you know, for sure, that they have actually used it.) Amazon will also weigh reviews that have been deemed helpful by other Amazon users" The latter reform has been needed for a long time. And #2 seems reasonable, but will tend to have side effects, e.g. that authors like me will be motivated to want loyal fans to buy via Amazon, so they can also review.  Clever, Jeff.http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2486445,00.asp
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The pride flag has flown for 37 years. Today, we can all understand what it really means. #LoveWins https://goo.gl/QQZFfn
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Anybody follow Energy Docs on FB? How's the production on this west facing solar look?...
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Energy Audit, Modelling, Improvement Design, Cost Benefit Analysis, and Client Education.
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Energy Activist, Advocate, and Adviser
Introduction

My name is Ted Kidd.  My goal is to help transform Home Performance from a product to a consultative service so it can scale, and be worthy of the nickname given me by the Rochester Democrat & Chronical columnist Anne Peterson of Energy Guru.  

By reducing my clients energy use by 30-70% while at the same time improving the comfort and value of their homes, I've learned when you deliver on promise and on budget people are surprised and satisfied.  Home Performance currently does neither, and that needs to change for the vision of market transformation to be realized.  

ENERGY EFFICIENCY SPECIALISTS:  Currently we find ourselves being hired as advocate and quality control support to homeowners interested in comprehensive retrofit improvements.  We are also providing audit process, sales process, modeling process, and improvement design process consulting services to companies attempting to make the jump from product oriented sales to consultative design oriented sales.  

BACKGROUND:  I was raised in a family with 7 children. Being wasteful was frowned upon when there was barely enough to go around already. I wish this was a more pervasive attitude in society today as we need to forestall reaching "peak oil".

In College I studied Economics and have spent the last 20 years involved in financial planning, real estate management, and helping small businesses set up and manage accounting systems and cash flow.

Financial efficiency and energy efficiency are very similar. I firmly feel that money spent on energy, while a necessary evil, is for the most part money wasted. If that money can be redirected to something tangible and lasting, isn't that a better use of resources?

In 2007 Mike Jag of Jag Construction (BPI Accredited Contractor) suggested I look into the Building Performance Institute (BPI) courses. Intrigued, I decided to take the entry class in Syracuse. I found the class took so many "rules of thumb" that I'd heard for years and turned them on their ears that I had to take more. From January to May 2008 I attended 4 NYSERDA "Home Performance with Energy Star" sponsored BPI (Building Performance Institute) training classes. I also obtained the EPA 608 refrigerant certification required to enroll in the Heat Pump class.

After taking these classes it became a priority to finish insulating my house. Given what I'd learned about moisture, air movement and condensation, I was very reluctant to have someone simply blow shredded paper into the empty cavities in my leaky old home. So in the spring of 2008 I contacted AirKrete inventor Keene Christopher to find out about having my house insulated with his cementious foam. He referred me to Halco. Once Hal Smith heard about the BPI training I'd taken he invited me to work in his family business.

I have since left Halco. In 2010 I co-founded a partnership called Energy Efficiency Specialists, which became BPI Accredited and a Home Performance with Energy Star Partner in February 2011.


How can I be of service to you?

I help open doors to financial incentives. We work with other BPI Certified energy auditors and in NY, HPwES Accredited contractors. This opens the door to the "free/reduced cost audit", 3.49% unsecured financing, On Bill Recovery Financing, and 10% to 50% outright incentives for utilizing the NY Get Energy Smart scientific approach to improving energy efficiency.

I'm passionate about energy efficiency and the environment. I've always been keenly interested in financial efficiency. This translates more directly to energy efficiency as resources become increasingly scarce, and as obtaining those resources becomes more conflict ridden. Plentiful alternatives may be "around the corner"..., but in the meantime you can save a lot of money and be less wasteful.

Most homeowners single largest asset is their home, yet too seldom are large improvement decisions assisted by really good cost benefit analysis. Whole House Diagnostics and the power of computer modelling provide the tools. A small investment of time and energy up front can mean huge returns in energy savings, noise, comfort, health and improved durability. For most homeowners the key is knowing that the opportunity exists.

I have hands on experience. I've done a lot of work on my own circa 1905 home, which is in the historic Park Avenue neighborhood of Rochester. I have first hand knowledge of the impact that good insulation and equipment improvements have on energy costs. My energy consumption is ¼ therm and 3 kilowatt hours per square foot per year -- that's about 50 cents per square foot in annual energy use. Compare that to the average inefficient home which may use $1 to $2 per square foot, that's pretty significant savings. It won't put your kid through school, but it might buy them the used car to get there.

I have cutting edge knowledge of current building science and best practices. In 2008 I completed NYSERDA "Home Performance with Get Energy Smart" sponsored Building Performance Institute (BPI) training:

  • Building Analyst - 36 hours - January 2008
  • Envelope Training - 30 hours - March 2008
  • Heating Professional - 30 hours - April 2008
  • EPA Clean Air Section 608 UNIVERSAL - May 2008
  • Cooling Professional Training - 16 hours - May 2008

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY SPECIALISTS, LLC.

We are a solutions-oriented energy audit and solutions design company. Our goal is to build a reputation for providing amazingly cost effective solutions, not simply selling products.

Too often people purchase savings products hoping for energy savings solutions and are disappointed. This is a failure of design, not product. Quick fixes are generally not good, and good fixes are generally not quick. Without an audit and thoughtful design, huge opportunities are missed. Success rests on the energy audit and quality retrofit design, which takes talk time and think time.

Energy Efficiency Specialists mission is to provide the highest quality audits and design, we partner with other BPI Accredited/Home Performance Contractors to deliver quality installation and insure our design meets or exceeds our model results.

Products we use to facilitate solutions include:

  • Open and Closed Cell Urethane Spray Foams
  • Cellulose
  • AirKrete Cementious "Foamsulation"
  • Windows and Doors
  • Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems
  • Furnaces, Air Source Heat Pumps (Hybrid Heat)
  • Geothermal or Ground Source Heating and Cooling
  • High Efficiency Hot Water Heaters
  • Wind, Solar Photo-voltaic, and Solar Thermal

We are proud to specify/facilitate install of Carrier, American Standard, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, and Goodman HVAC Equipment, Navien, Triangle Tube and Viessmann boilers, and many other highly respected quality products.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me at any time.

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Another Reason EVs Are Great For Teenagers
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Pride (2014)
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2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: What It's Like On The Road
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Theological Thursday: The Nature of Extremism
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1/3 - 1/6 Aspen, Snowmass, Ashcroft, Rapid City & Onalaska
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Why? - Prelude to Insane Mode
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Really small town friendly and generous. January 2015 - We were traveling from Buffalo to Rochester in my Smart EV and needed a charge. They graciously invited us to used their charger, warm up in their very pleasant waiting room, and help ourselves to coffee or tea. They aren't currently selling EV's, but with the new Volt and Bolt coming out they may revisit this decision. I would definitely want to come here to test drive! Fast n easy WiFi. Thanks Ken and Tim! May 2015 - Rochester to Buffalo - with warmer weather we probably could have made it, but why bother living with range anxiety? We stopped and grabbed a few miles. These guys are so welcoming I'm inclined to visit when I'm in the area even if I don't need a few kWh.
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Mmmmmmm. Love it! Swordfish, salmon, amazing salad... Great food and fabulous servers. (Thanks Kacey!)
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great pepperoni and great buffalo chicken slices
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FREEZING!! Uncomfortable. Good food, getting weird about portions. 5/2015 STILL FREEZING! So uncomfortable I'm downrating
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Amazing fish tikka
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Rent a #fatbike! They've got lots of 'em.
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