- Donny Goff
- 2014-08-26 @ 13:36
Clayton: City Rebate Program
Homeowner: City rebate: Insulation: sqFt * 0.0035 x R-value-added + $45 fee
Q: Is that a fee we pay, or get rebated?
Radiant barrier: sqFt * $0.10 of accessible attic space
GEE is not on the City's list
Must perform an energy audit
(some clarification necessary)
Donny: Gave estimate to Travis. Around $1100, sent spreadsheet
around. Travis may be interested but has other fish to fry.
Action: Follow up with Dr. Powers about ventilation and possibly using
Ryan: Insulation blowers. $3500-$8000
talked to Brian Donovan. Curious about Contracting coop: "Earthbound
Builders". Natural building products; hay building walls, etc.
Might want to informally hang out with them and find out what we can.
$2500 for the Cooperation Texas class (split among how ever many people
we send). 50 hours worth of material.
Action Item: talk to Earthbound Builders. Hannah will backstop Ryan on
Nolan: we have email@example.com. Temporary solution.
Task tracking is highly geared towards software development. We can try
to fit in that model, but no.
Let's just do a spreadsheet for now.
We could use odoo.com. Basic website, project tracking, client signups
and estimates, payment processing, etc. Scalable for all of these.
We'd need to get a name and a website. We could use the La Re server;
as long as it's not being used as a profit making entity. I could do
that this week.
Action item: put an agenda item asking the coop to borrow space on the
Can we translate monetary expenditures into labor equity? Ryan: want to
keep money and equity separate. Nolan: sounds good.
Motion: Monetary equity will be tracked separately. Passes.
Motion: The coop will approve equity obligations members wish to
Clayton: Like the idea of helping people track their consumption.
Nolan: Weather Underground.
Donny: coolingdegreedays.net. Already in CSV format.
Nolan: I can work with that and get it into a database.
Andy: Nest thermostat as a possibility?
Nolan: We can reward people for providing their data to us. We could
provide a realtime ticker of energy saved, etc.
Clayton: The coop thing can differentiate us along with the idea of the
Action: Everyone: Test out the spreadsheet Ryan sent out.
Nolan: "the 28 questions..." Can we move forward from that? Answering
one of those questions can cascade into answering other ones. Us
needing to be contractors forces a certain structure on us.
Action: Everyone: Research your questions and have discussion material
ready for the next meeting.
1,7,13,19,25... - Donny
2,8,14,20,26 - Hannah
3,9,15,21,27 - Clayton
4,10,16,22,28 - Ryan
5,11,17,23 - Nolan
6,12,18,24 - Andy
The above numbers may be wrong - apologies if I didn't figure that out
right. I think that's how we divided it up though.
Clayton: Considering my relationship with GEE and this. Is there a
conflict of interest?
Action: Clayton to determine if GEE would really want the small jobs
they seem to pass up.