Home Energy Ratings are coming. "Energy Star" for homes

Home Energy Ratings are coming. "Energy Star" for homes

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:52 pm

Will this kill your chances of selling your house at a decent price? I'm calling it the "Energy Star" rating system for homes.

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lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: Home Energy Ratings are coming. "Energy Star" for homes

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:53 pm

Is this just an extension of the LEED program they already have?

Like many things, I don't see this as "good" or "bad", it's what is done with the information that matters.
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Home Energy Ratings are coming. "Energy Star" for homes

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:59 pm

How will the establishment rate homes heated with coal instead of their favorite conventional fuels? Will they qualify for the "Energy Star" or the "Condemned Star" award?

Stalin once said that it isn't the voters that matter, it is the vote counters that matter. Perhaps the equivalent here will be that it isn't the home buyers and sellers that matter, it is the "Home Energy Police" who will matter in setting a "fair" energy rating value for your home. Be nice to them now, ya hear. Vote for their pet candidates and play by all of their rules and you might just be rewarded with an energy star for your home.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)


Re: Home Energy Ratings are coming. "Energy Star" for homes

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:00 am

Bad energy rating, kind of like a lead paint warning on older homes :mad:
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Home Energy Ratings are coming. "Energy Star" for homes

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:12 am

Just wait. "Cash for old homes is coming". Just another way to destroy what this country stands for. Can't have any evidence of how great this country use to be. I hope I'm over reacting. Matt
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.