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Riman Presentation Heet Barnraisings

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Neighbors helping neighbors insulate homes by Rob Riman from HEET

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Riman Presentation Heet Barnraisings

  1. 1. Weatherization Barnraisings! with the ! Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) ! Cambridge, MA! www.heetma.com! presented by Rob Riman! rob.riman@gmail.com! 617 576-2628!
  2. 2. Shallow Energy Retrofits (picking the low hanging fruit)!
  3. 3. HEET is a Cambridge-based volunteer led initiative assisting neighbors in making energy efficiency improvements to our homes (mostly). !
  4. 4. April 2008 – Seed of Inspiration... !
  5. 5. …foreshadowing HEET’s focus !
  6. 6. Why this approach?!?!
  7. 7. The Seven C’s:! •! Comfort! •! Conservation! •! Cost! •! Community! •! Capacity! •! Consciousness! •! Collaboration!
  8. 8. Measurable gains for the host include…!
  9. 9. COMFORT!
  10. 10. CONSERVATION!
  11. 11. COST!
  12. 12. Benefits for the participants include…!
  13. 13. COMMUNITY!
  14. 14. CAPACITY!
  15. 15. CONSCIOUSNESS!
  16. 16. Value for all…!
  17. 17. COLLABORATION!
  18. 18. Areas of Work:! •! Lighting and Plug-Ins! •! Big Appliances! •! Hot Water! •! Heating and Cooling! •! Air Sealing! •! Insulating! •! Windows and Doors! From: Cut Your Energy Bills Now by Bruce Harley!
  19. 19. Major Focus of Work:! •! Lighting and Plug-Ins! •! Big Appliances! •! Hot Water! •! Heating and Cooling! •! Air Sealing! •! Insulating! •! Windows and Doors! From: Cut Your Energy Bills Now by Bruce Harley!
  20. 20. […at the next barnraising], we would advise accounting for all small pets before sealing up the walls. Turns out we sealed up one of our cats! She's none the worse for wear, though this weekend's projects include resealing the basement crawl space under the bathroom where she has clearly spent much time in the past and where she will undoubtedly never go again .... ;-o!
  21. 21. Who’s next?!
  22. 22. HEET How-to Guide:! http://www.heetma.com/! (Click on ‘Resources’)!

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