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Why ENERGY STAR?. WHY ENERGY STAR?. Homes and National Security Threshold of Pain The Power of Obsolescence Defect Litigation, the Next Frontier The Purchase Manager Dilemma. Homes and National Security. For national security we need transportation fuel options: Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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WhyENERGY STAR?


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WHY ENERGY STAR?

  • Homes and National Security

  • Threshold of Pain

  • The Power of Obsolescence

  • Defect Litigation, the Next Frontier

  • The Purchase Manager Dilemma



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For national security we need transportation fuel options:

  • Hydrogen

  • Fuel Cells

  • Ethanol

  • Hybrid

  • Hybrid Electric


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Plug-in Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars combine two technologies, usually a battery and a gasoline or diesel engine. With a large battery, the engine doesn’t have to produce as much power, and doesn’t have to be built to operate over a large range of power requirements, from driving at a constant 30 mph to merging into freeway traffic. The battery assist allows the engine to operate more often in its most efficient range.

Plug-in hybrids use an even larger battery. If they are charged up at night, they can go short distances (20 miles or more) during the day with battery power alone. On average, cars are expected to get about 100 miles to the gallon with a charging cost of $1/gallon.

There are several obstacles to plug-in hybrid cars. The car costs much more, and batteries need to be replaced and disposed of. New coal power plants will spew pollution and greenhouse gases. Batteries are polluting under the best of conditions.

There are advantages as well. Utilities would be able to use more base load power plants (running 24/7) and less of the more expensive peak load plants (not true where hydroelectric power is used for baseload). Oil use would drop dramatically if all vehicles are plug-in hybrids, bringing down both the price of oil and the amount of money going to oil powers.


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Likely Scenario:

With electric-fueled vehicles, electricity will go to $.40/kWh…

That’s still equivalent to less than $1.00 gallon of oil, but…

Too costly for home utility bills.

Thus, for national security sake, need to build more efficient homes!


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Threshold of Pain

A CHANGING WORLD:ENERGY COST AWARENESS


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Question: Are the rats leaving the ship?

A CHANGING WORLD:WHO WILL BE COMPETITIVE?

By MATT MOORE

The Associated Press

Tuesday, September 13, 2005; 11:52 AM

Power Information Network expects the number of compacts and sub-compacts on the U.S. market grow to grow from 33 this year to 40 in 2010.

Small Cars in Focus As Gas Prices Rise


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CHANGING WORLD:RATS LEAVING THE SHIP?



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WHAT STORM?CUSTOMER SATISFACTION


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JD Powers and Associates

2005 Builder Quality Rankings



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A CHANGING WORLD: INCREASED BUILDING DIAGNOSTICS


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A CHANGING WORLD: INCREASED BUILDING DIAGNOSTICS



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A CHANGING WORLD DEFECTS NO LONGER HIDDEN


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THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOME PERFORMANCE WHY COMPLETE AIR BARRIER


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THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOME PERFORMANCEWHY COMPLETE AIR BARRIER


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CANTILEVERED FLOOR

Courtesy of Fort Collins Utilities


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ATTACHED HOMES COMMON WALLS

Courtesy of Energy Services Group



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DEFECT LITIGATION PAST

Defect Litigation, the Old Frontier

Courtesy of Building Science Corp.


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Defect Litigation, the New Frontier

Low Cost Infrared Cameras:


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LOW COST INFRARED CAMERAS

The IRISYS

$2000.00


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ENERGY STAR Qualified

Lighting, Fans, or

Appliances

IECC Insulation Properly Installed

Continuous Air Barrier

ES Qualified Windows

Right-Sized

ES Equip.

Tight Ducts,

Tested

Eff. Water Htr.

Build it Tight, Tested

ENERGY STAR QUALIFIED HOMES SPEC

~$2,000

HERS Index: 85 in South; 80 in North, or equivalent package…


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Purchase Manager Dilemma

ENERGY STAR Avg. Cost: $1,500

Avg. Cost of New Home: $150,000+

~1%

Visible Quality

Obsolete Competition

Reduced Risk

Customer Satisfaction

Added Recognition


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Why ENERGY STAR?

  • Homes and National Security

    Energy Efficiency = Stronger U.S.

  • Threshold of Pain

    Meet Growing Consumer Demand

  • The Power of Obsolescence

    Render 80% of Competition Obsolete

  • Defect Litigation, the Next Frontier

    Reduce Liability from Infrared Diagnostics

  • The Purchase Manager Dilemma

    Small Investment = Increased Satisfaction


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What You Are Selling

Peace-of-Mind:

  • Select Group of Excellence~ 12% of all homes in U.S. earn ENERGY STAR

  • Less ObsolescenceAdvanced thermal envelope Advanced comfort delivery systemAdvanced technology windows and equipmentProtection from future energy cost increases

  • Quality AssuranceMore rigorous inspections and testingGovernment-backed label of excellence


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HOW TO REACH ENERGY STAR

On the Web at:

http://www.energystar.gov/homes


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