Evan Mills commented on Evan Mills's blog post The Voracious Energy Appetite of Indoor Cannabis Cultivation
"No Gallup poll on stealth-houses that I'm aware of. You can strike the qualitative term "many" if you'd like. I've encountered quite a number of posts and photos of such locations over the years; I think Vancouver was one city in which that was seen…"
Aug 14
Evan Mills commented on Evan Mills's blog post The Voracious Energy Appetite of Indoor Cannabis Cultivation
"The main repository of data these days is from RII (I trust that's on your radar), only paid members get the full detail, but there are sumaries out there in the public domain. There are also a handfull of studies where sets of larger commercial…"
Aug 14
Evan Mills commented on Evan Mills's blog post The Voracious Energy Appetite of Indoor Cannabis Cultivation
"Glad to hear you've had some success in bringing them a "whole-buildings" perspective. How large are these facilities?  The prominent large branded ones I've seen publicizing their 'aggressive' sustainability efforts are getting <10% of total…"
Aug 13
Evan Mills commented on Evan Mills's blog post The Voracious Energy Appetite of Indoor Cannabis Cultivation
"Hi Leslie - thanks for the thoughts.
My original article (2012) includes a few comparisons to other indoor-grown products-- the energy use of those is vastly lower because the environmental setpoints aren't as demanding and people don't try to do…"
Aug 12
Evan Mills posted a blog post
Although rarely pondered in this forum, a long-standing inconvenient truth about residential energy waste is that a typical cannabis "grow house" can easily use 10-100-times more energy (for lighting, HVAC, dehumidification, CO2 injection, flower…
Aug 11
Evan Mills posted a discussion
We just finished up a two-year investigation at LBNL on the energy use of video gaming. Energy expenditures amount to about $6 billion annually across the U.S.  The very most energy-intensive systems can use northward of 2000 kWh/year, although most…
Nov 30, 2018
Evan Mills posted a discussion
No, not bad language, just dirt.  I've read that output can decline on the order of 15-20% with soiling.  I suspect most homeowners don't think about it -- out of sight, out of mind.  Perhaps companies that offer leasing arrangements are…
Oct 12, 2017
Evan Mills posted a blog post
Some exciting changes are coming to Home Energy Pros. Looking back, the fruits of seven years spent growing the network include a community of nearly 6,000 members who have collectively generated thousands of pages of crowd-sourced content and…
Sep 21, 2017
Evan Mills posted a blog post
After a very productive 7 years of growing the Home Energy Pros network, our long-standing financial support from the U.S. Department of Energy for this activity has come to an end. We’ve garnered 5,500 members, who have collectively generated…
Sep 5, 2017
Evan Mills posted a blog post
Over the past five years, the Home Energy Pros social network has grown from a twinkle in our eyes to a vibrant community of 5000 doers and shakers in the home performance world. The membership represents a rich cross-section of participants in the…
Jul 25, 2016
Evan Mills replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Poll: How confident do you feel about the future of home performance?
"Not too surprising that "home performance" is unfamiliar jargon to the average citizen doing google searches.  Different terms will give different pictures. I layered in "comfort" and "energy". The results vary a lot by region.  Looks like your…"
Jul 23, 2016
Evan Mills replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion Green Mortgage Appraisal Roundtable
"Here's a recent piece of work that the Appraisal Foundation has contributed.  It focuses on defining competency for appraisers of green and high-performance bldgs (res and non-res).

Black, M., J.F. Finlay, P. Rusin, E. Mills, D. Briggs, T.W.…"
Aug 6, 2015
Evan Mills replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion Green Mortgage Appraisal Roundtable
"Would love see your slides, but the AI site requires login.  Can you post them here or email to me at emills@lbl.gov?  Thx."
Jul 30, 2015
Evan Mills commented on Evan Mills's blog post Taming the Energy Use of Gaming Computers
"Cool - you might send him the power bill, too ;)"
Jul 23, 2015
Evan Mills posted a blog post
New report on the surprising energy appetite of gaming PCs -- More info and link to the full report here.While not part of the building envelope or primary systems that home energy pros usually engage with, it's important to know about this…
Jul 21, 2015
Evan Mills posted a video
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Jun 11, 2015
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