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Be The Scientist ... Not Just The Lab Rat Most Building Scientists complain about lack of reliable data ... So let’s give them some!

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Most Government Research Uses “Hobo” and other type of data loggers. Is very specific. (Researches a small part of Home Performance at a time) Takes a long time Is very expensive Usually doesn’t yield the bottom line answers that homeowners need to get busy saving the planet ... Starting with their house. G r e e n E a r t h E q u i t i e s . C o m

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The Data Gathering Program We Envision Will Be The Opposite On All Counts. We will use easy “off the shelf” equipment. Labor costs will be nonexistent (you on your own home or project) The results will be immediately available on the internet. Bottom lines will always be available, Utility Bills and cost of the project. G r e e n E a r t h E q u i t i e s . C o m

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Basic Equipment E Monitor

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E Monitor

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Saving The Planet One House At A Time


E Monitor

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2011 Š 2010

Saving The Planet One House At A Time


E Monitor

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Saving The Planet One House At A Time


E Monitor

G r e e n E a r t h E q u i t i e s . C o m

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Saving The Planet One House At A Time


E Monitor

G r e e n E a r t h E q u i t i e s . C o m

2011 Š 2010

Saving The Planet One House At A Time


E Monitor

G r e e n E a r t h E q u i t i e s . C o m

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Saving The Planet One House At A Time


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G r e e n E a r t h E q u i t i e s . C o m

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Saving The Planet One House At A Time


Questions: What else do we need for a valuable study? Temperature data? Indoor and Out? Humidity and Rainfall?

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Questions: Pre & Post How much data do we need of the “pre” condition? Can we use DOE HES data for the pre data? How about the post data?

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Would You Participate IF 1. You had to pay for the monitoring equipment and install it yourself (GEE bulk purchase program)? 2. The equipment were supplied on a loaner or rental basis?

G r e e n E a r t h E q u i t i e s . C o m

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Are You Comfortable: 1. Updating a website with the improvements you are making and the usage you are experiencing? 2. Blogging about your experience with the project

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How Can We Make This Data More Valuable?

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Who Would Find This Data Valuable?

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Who Might Be Willing To Fund A Project Like This

G r e e n E a r t h E q u i t i e s . C o m

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111011 Scientist or Lab Rat  

Be the Building Scientist and the Lab Rat. Doing Home Improvement measurements and monitoring

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