12/25/2012

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Simple Diagram explaining how a Passive Solar Roof Overhang keeps the Hot Afternoon Sun from Entering a Home via a window in the west wall of a home.  While allowing the Winter Time Suns warmth into the Home.  Both of which supply Natural Daylight for the room.  by Scotty +Scotts Contracting 
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Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Room Addition Estimated Project Costs


Green and Sustainable Room Addition Estimate for adding a 2nd Floor Dormer onto an existing building.

Rough Estimate on projected costs to add a 2nd Floor Room Addition to an existing 1 story building in St Louis.

Designed by Scotty-Scotts Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Room Addition Estimated Project Costs
Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired 2nd Floor Room Addition

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Room Addition Estimated Project Costs



Estimated Addition Size 12' x 25'=300sq ft
     Estimated Roof Size 18'x27'=486sq ft
           Estimated Flooring Size=300sq ft

Description Estimated Costs in $ for Materials

  1. Building Permits- 350-700
  2. Dumpster  x1   750-1,000
  3. Solar (the money you save with solar will pay for the addition)
    1. Lease 0
    2. Lease + 1,000-1,500
  4. Windows 150-250 ea
  5. Lumber Framing
    1. Walls 250
    2. Ceiling 180
    3. Flooring 180
  6. Lumber Sheeting
    1. Roof 500
    2. Walls 400
    3. Flooring 300
  7. Insulation
    1. Walls 200
    2. Ceiling 300
    3. Floor 300
  8. Stucco 600-1,500
  9. Roofing 2,000
Total: $8,000+
Labor $16,000

Additional Notes
  1. This is just a basic estimate on materials made from guesses with my drawing. Without knowing exact dimensions of planned addition, materials chosen, and how you plan to finish the interior of the addition I can't determine a cost.  (use $70-$100/sq ft for Total Costs)
  2. Home Depot Kingshighway, St Louis MO for Material Costs 
  3. Labor Computation= Materials x 3 - Materials (for rough estimates only)


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12/24/2012

2nd Floor Room Addition Options

Four CAD Drawings for Proposed 2nd Floor Room Addition by Scotty-Scotts Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy


The first CAD drawing incorporates a Photovoltaic Solar System on the Passive "Energy Efficient Designed" Sloped Roof as well as a Bank of Windows on the West Wall for Natural Daylight.


Design by Scotty-Scotts Contracting-Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired 2nd Floor Room Addition
Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired 2nd Floor Room Addition

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Brick and Siding Design Build Photo by Scotts Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy
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12/19/2012

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12/18/2012

FW: Updates to the Green-e Energy National Standard

Green-e Energy National Standard Update

Green-e Energy is pleased to announce that it has recently updated its main governing document, the Green-e Energy National Standard. This update includes the following three changes and additions:
  • California's AB32 Cap-and-Trade Program – An appendix has been added with new rules for eligibility and verification of CA facilities, and of facilities directly delivering electricity into CA. The CA Air Resources Board has established a "set-aside" mechanism for greenhouse gas emissions allowances. Green-e Energy certified retail sales supplied by such facilities must use this mechanism if they are eligible. These rules affect generation starting in 2013, include that which is used toward 2012 certified sales. This appendix is provided below.
  • Canadian Generators and EcoLogo – Section III.H of the previous version of the National Standard has been removed, with the result that Canadian non-hydro generation facilities no longer have to be EcoLogo certified to be used Green-e Energy certified sales. Likewise, Green-e Energy certified sales made to Canadian customers may now be supplied by any Green-e Energy eligible facility.
  • New Jersey in RGGI – Earlier this year, New Jersey dropped out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). New Jersey has been removed from Green-e Energy's rules around RGGI.
The updated version 2.2 of the National Standard is available here: green-e.org/energystandard

California Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program Summary

As one of the strategies to meet the state's Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32), California has implemented a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions arising from the electricity sector and other sources. This program commenced January 1, 2012, with the first enforceable compliance obligations beginning with 2013 electricity generation and emissions. The California cap-and-trade policies are implemented by the California Air Resources Board (ARB), and will affect renewable electricity generation that either takes place in the state or that is "directly delivered"[1] into the state.

The Green-e Energy National Standard currently requires that bundled renewable electricity and unbundled renewable energy certificates (RECs) (collectively "renewable MWh") contain their full CO2 emissions reduction benefits. In a region where the emissions from the electric power sector are capped, Green-e Energy certification requires that all of the CO2 benefits of renewable electricity generation are demonstrably preserved to the benefit of the renewable energy buyer. California has adopted a provision that allows retail voluntary market sales of renewable MWh that are sourced from in-state renewable generators, or from facilities that directly deliver electricity to the California grid, to have California Greenhouse Gas Emission Allowances retired on behalf of the retail purchaser. This allowance retirement will enable these renewable MWh to retain their Green-e Energy eligibility. The rules and mechanisms for retiring allowances on behalf of retail voluntary renewable energy sales are generally referred to as "set-aside" provisions, and under California's Cap-and-Trade program rules are called the Voluntary Renewable Energy Program (VREP).

In response to the creation of VREP, Green-e Energy has changed a number of rules around affected renewable MWh in order to maintain the intent and function of the Green-e Energy National Standard. These Green-e Energy rule changes are provided below and also in the currently posted version 2.2 of the National Standard. These changes are in effect for Green-e Energy certified sales that are supplied by generation occurring on or after January 1, 2013, including sales made in 2012 that are supplied by first quarter 2013 generation.

Resulting Green-e Energy California Policy

Facilities that are eligible for the VREP must follow the rules set forth in Section 1, below. Facilities that are in or directly delivering to California that are not VREP-eligible, but otherwise meet all other relevant Green-e Energy rules, must follow Section 2. All facilities must also meet all applicable Green-e Energy eligibility rules regardless of VREP-eligibility. If the seller of a Green-e Energy certified product is also an obligated entity under the California cap-and-trade program, allowances used for compliance with Green-e Energy rules may not also be used toward the seller's cap-and-trade compliance obligation. Proof that allowances were retired properly will be required for Green-e Energy verification.

RECs generated by facilities that are outside of California and not directly delivering to California do not require use of the VREP or allowance retirement in order to be eligible for use in Green-e Energy certified sales.

Table: Requirements to Retire a California-Eligible Allowance Based on Generator Location

Renewable Electricity or RECs from Facility Located:

Allowance Necessary for Eligibility?

In CA or Directly Delivering to CA

Yes. Must retire allowance through VREP, or retire CA-eligible allowances separately

Outside of CA and not Directly Delivering to CA

No. VREP or CA-eligible allowance retirement not necessary for eligibility.[2]

Because California cap-and-trade policies are required by law, Green-e Energy cannot offer grandfathering related to any affected Green-e Energy rules.

Determining VREP Eligibility

VREP eligibility is determined by Section 95841.1 of the ARB's Final Regulation Order, Subchapter 10 Climate Change, Article 5, title 17, California Code of Regulations ("Final Regulation Order"), which states that in order to produce VREP-eligible MWh, generators in or directly delivering to California must be certified as RPS eligible by the CEC and have a commercial online date of July 1, 2005 or later, or must meet design and installation standards pursuant to the California Energy Commission's (CEC) Guidelines for California's Solar Electric Incentive Programs, third edition, June 2010. The Final Regulation Order is available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/capandtrade.htm

1) VREP-Eligible Facilities

Renewable MWh generated by Green-e Energy eligible generators located in or directly delivering to California on or after January 1, 2013 can only be Green-e Energy certified if allowances set aside for the VREP are retired on their behalf. For renewable MWh that meet VREP eligibility requirements (VREP-eligible MWh), allowance retirement can occur through VREP reporting. Section 95841.1 of the Final Regulation Order provides details on the attestations and other documentation that must be included with a VREP application submitted to the ARB.

A) Generator Online Dates Must be July 1, 2005 or Later ("New Date" Definition)
Eligible renewable MWh generated in or directly delivered to California must come from facilities that first came online on July 1, 2005 or later in order to be eligible for VREP. When the New Date described in Section II.E of the National Standard is later than 2005, the Green-e Energy New Date will be applicable in place of California's July 1, 2005 date.

B) Renewable Resources must be Eligible under Green-e Energy AND VREP Rules
The renewable MWh sold must come from facilities that meet the resource eligibility definitions of both Green-e Energy and the VREP, which refers back to the resource definitions of the California Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS). Where one set of rules is more restrictive than the other, the more restrictive rules must be followed. Eligibility of any individual generator will be determined by considering all the requirements of the Green-e Energy National Standard, the CEC's "Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) Eligibility Guidebook" [3] and the ARB's Final Regulation Order. For example, hydroelectric facilities over 30 MW in capacity are ineligible if they are located in or directly delivering to California.[4] Additional restrictions apply to the incremental increase in generation resulting from efficiency improvements to a hydroelectric facility. Certain additional restrictions on biomass, biodiesel, fuel cells and municipal solid waste also apply.

C) VREP is not Available for Wholesale Sales, Wholesale Sales Must Include Independent Retirement of Allowances
Because only retail renewable energy transactions are eligible for the VREP, ALL Green-e Energy certified wholesale sales of MWh from facilities generating in or directly delivering to California MUST follow the instructions in Section 2 below to retire California-eligible allowances.

2) Facilities Not Eligible for VREP

Independent retirement of California-eligible allowances must be demonstrated for Green-e Energy certification of renewable MWh generated in or directly delivering to California. The first seller of such MWh in a Green-e Energy certified retail or wholesale transaction must demonstrate retirement of California-eligible emissions allowances[5] in amounts in accordance with the ARB's allowance calculation methodology for VREP.[6] An account in the "Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service" (CITSS) emissions allowance tracking system is necessary in order for a Green-e Energy participant to retire California-eligible allowances. Alternatively, the seller of a California-eligible allowance to a Green-e Energy participant may retire a California-eligible allowance on behalf of the participant's Green-e Energy certified sale.

Additional Considerations Pertaining to California and Green-e Energy Policies

Verification and Reporting Timing
According to ARB rules, a renewable MWh end user or seller must report sales of MWh generated in a particular year to the ARB no later than July 1 of the year following the year of generation. The ARB will accept reporting prior to July 1; early reporting is preferred in order to secure VREP allowances and streamline Green-e Energy verification. Coupled with Green-e Energy vintage requirements (see Section III.B of the National Standard), sellers of Green-e Energy certified products that use generation from the second half of the year prior to the sales year must therefore report the generation from the prior year in accordance with the ARB's deadline for that prior year of sale. For example, if a seller uses November 2015 generation in a 2016 Green-e Energy certified sale, the November 2015 generation must be reported to the ARB by July 1 of 2016 in order to have allowances retired on its behalf through the VREP. Proof of allowance retirement, either through VREP or through separate allowance purchase and retirement, must be provided to Green-e Energy by the annual Green-e Energy verification submission deadline or within 10 business days of submission to the ARB, whichever is later.

Full Carbon Value and Renewable MWh Sales Exceeding VREP Allowance Availability
Each year, California will set aside a finite number of allowances through VREP that can be retired on behalf of sales of eligible voluntary renewable MWh from that year. The ARB will allocate VREP allowances on a first-come first-served basis, and there is the possibility that the volume of eligible renewable MWh sold and reported to VREP could exceed the equivalent amount of VREP allowances necessary to ensure that each renewable MWh can claim its full carbon value. If the VREP has been fully subscribed, and there are no allowances remaining for VREP-eligible renewable MWh, it is up to the seller to procure and retire allowances in an amount equal to what the CA ARB would have retired had there been sufficient allowances in the VREP; see footnote 6 for calculation details.

Attestations and Reporting Requirements
California requires certain attestations are made by those applying for allowance retirement under VREP, and also has various program requirements pertaining to the data and reports that must be submitted to qualify for VREP. It is recommended that renewable energy sellers seeking allowance retirement in California read through the full set of requirements, in Section 95841.1 of the Final Regulation Order or call the ARB hotline at (916) 322-2037.

Updates to California Regulations
The California Air Resources Board and California Energy Commission might at any time undertake processes to update or change rules that may affect the VREP rules. Green-e Energy rules will have to adapt to these changes, in most cases without providing sellers of affected renewable MWh the flexibility of grandfathering or generous notice. To stay informed of pending comment periods and updates, the ARB and CEC provide the following resources to:

Footnotes:

[1] As defined in Section 95102(a) of the ARB's "Regulation for the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions" (Mandatory Reporting Regulation or MRR), available at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/reporting/ghg-rep/ghg-rep.htm. As of 9/18/2012, the definition is as follows: ""Direct delivery of electricity" or "directly delivered" means electricity that meets any of the following criteria: (A) The facility has a first point of interconnection with a California balancing authority; (B) The facility has a first point of interconnection with distribution facilities used to serve end users within a California balancing authority area; (C) The electricity is scheduled for delivery from the specified source into a California balancing authority via a continuous transmission path from interconnection of the facility in the balancing authority in which the facility is located to a final point of delivery located in the state of California; or (D) There is an agreement to dynamically transfer electricity from the facility to a California balancing authority."

[2] If facility is in a RGGI state (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont), see Section A.2 of Appendix A of this document.

[3] See: http://www.energy.ca.gov/renewables/documents/

[4] Under limited circumstances the following types of hydropower may be eligible: generation attributable to incremental capacity at a hydropower facility over 30MW; and 40MW hydro facilities that are "Operated as Part of a Water Supply or Conveyance System" according to the California RPS rules. Hydropower facilities must also comply with Section II.A.4 of the Green-e Energy National Standard.

[5] At the time of publication, only California Greenhouse Gas Emission Allowances are included, but if California links with Quebec or other jurisdictions then allowances from a jurisdiction that is accepted for compliance by California will also be accepted by Green-e Energy. California-eligible offsets are NOT included.

[6] See Section 95841.1(c) of the Final Regulation Order for calculation details available at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/capandtrade.htm. The annual Emissions Factor referenced in this section is available in Section 95111(b)(1); as of 9/15/2012 this factor is 0.428 MT of CO2e/MWh.


Kerry has my approval for Sec of State

What I like most about the Kerry discussion on his Nomination for Sec of State: "in a speech this summer on the Senate floor, he slammed the U.S. political discussion as a

 

“conspiracy of silence … a story of disgraceful denial, back-pedaling, and delay that has brought us perilously close to a climate change catastrophe.” He called it:


"… a silence that empowers misinformation and mythology to grow where science and truth should prevail. It is a conspiracy that has not just stalled, but demonized any constructive effort to put America in a position to lead the world on this issue….

Climate change is one of two or three of the most serious threats our country now faces, if not the most serious, and the silence that has enveloped a once robust debate is staggering for its irresponsibility….


I hope and pray colleagues commit to transformative change in our politics. I hope we confront the conspiracy of silence head-on and allow complacence to yield to common sense, and narrow interests to bend to the common good. Future generations are counting on us.

The First Paragraph won me over...Scotty

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12/15/2012

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12/14/2012

CAD Drawing-Insulation -St Louis Brick Home...

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12/13/2012

Benton Rehab Project Drywall Installation and Tip: Number 1172

 

This drywall installation tip is brought to you by: Scotty-Scotts Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy.  A full service General Contractor for the St Louis Region.

 

How do you cut the Man-Hours needed to hang drywall on the Ceiling of a Building?


A simple drywall hoist or lift will make hanging drywall on the ceiling a breeze.  Let the hoist do the work instead of your Arms and Head! 

Drywall Installation on Benton Project-Scotts Contracting St Louis MO
Installing the Last Sheet of Drywall on the Front Room Ceiling
 After the Drywall is Installed now its time to mud and tape the joints for a smooth finish.  I generally use: either paper or sticky tape with 2-4 layers of sheet rock mudd.  Lightly sanding the areas after 3rd and 4th layer.  Don't forget after priming the new drywall with "New Drywall Primer" -Fill in any voids or missed spots for a truely uniform finish.
Scotts Contracting Drywall Installation Serving the St Louis Area
Drywall Installed Good Start on the Mudd and Tape!


Scotts Contracting Drywall Mud and Tape Photos- Serving St Louis MO
2nd Layer of Sheet Rock Mudd



Part 8: 1st Floor Weatherization


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12/12/2012

Guest Post by Josh, Quick Interesting Read...

PSC approves $260 million Ameren rate increase : Stltoday

 More than $100 million of the rate increase will go to pay for higher fuel costs, much of it for coal hauled by rail to Missouri power plants from sprawling mines in Wyoming.

PSC approves $260 million Ameren rate increase

The new year will bring higher electric rates for 1.2 million Ameren Missouri customers.
The Missouri Public Service Commission voted 3-1 Wednesday to approve a 10-percent, $260.2 million rate increase for the St. Louis-based utility, making it that more expensive for consumers to run their air conditioners, watch television and wash clothes.
The increase is expected to take effect Jan. 2. On average, electric bills for the typical Ameren residential customer will rise by about $10 a month. The calculation is based on average usage of 1,100 kilowatt-hours a month. Amounts will vary by customer based on actual usage.

In February, Ameren filed for a $376 million, 15-percent increase, arguing the increase was necessary to cover higher fuel costs, pay for improvements to the local electric grid and to implement energy efficiency programs.

Wednesday’s decision marks the fifth electric rate increase for Ameren Missouri since May 2007. Those increases total more than $800 million, not including interim rate adjustments for changes in prices of fuel and purchased power.

Even including Wednesday’s approved increase, Ameren Missouri’s rates remain below national and regional averages, and the lowest among investor-owned utilities in the state, said Warren Wood, the utility’s vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs.
Ameren agrees with certain parts of Wednesday’s ruling and disagrees with other parts, Wood said. But the utility wasn’t ready to offer a broader opinion because Ameren executives were still reviewing the 120-page order.

Lewis Mills Jr., the state’s consumer advocate on utility matters, said the utility got more than it deserved. The decision was “pretty favorable” for Ameren, he said.
It was inevitable that some rate increase would be approved based on information provided to the commission, but the amount “shouldn’t have been anywhere near this high,” Mills said.
The increase approved Wednesday is more unwelcome news for St. Louis area consumers who have watched utility bills rise as incomes for many fall or remain static. In fact, inflation-adjusted median household income in the St. Louis metro area fell 10 percent from 2007 to 2011, according to recent census figures.

The squeeze is especially tough for lower- and fixed-income customers who sometimes are forced to choose between running their air conditioners and buying groceries or medicine — a point raised at some of the dozen public hearings held across Ameren’s service area this summer.

More than $100 million of the rate increase will go to pay for higher fuel costs, much of it for coal hauled by rail to Missouri power plants from sprawling mines in Wyoming.

PSC Chairman Kevin Gunn said the commission by statute has little discretion to deny Ameren increases in fuel costs if the record shows it made prudent purchasing decisions.
“I could say ‘no’ but they (Ameren) would go across the street and the court would overturn that,” he told the Post-Dispatch.

Another big piece of the rate increase — perhaps a silver lining for consumers — is $89 million that will go for energy efficiency programs.

Ameren is set to kick off the largest energy efficiency program in Missouri’s history in January, an historic initiative that was agreed to by the utility and consumer and environmental groups. The program will provide incentives for consumers to reduce energy use, such as rebates on energy-efficient appliances.

Gunn said the efficiency programs are a way for consumers to shrink their bills even as rates go up.  “We’re giving much more control back to the consumers to control their energy use,” he said. “The goal is for customers to be able to mitigate a large part of this increase.”

Ameren got much of what it sought Wednesday, but not everything.

The commission denied the utility’s request to increase the “customer charge,” or fixed charge, on residential bills to $12 from the current $8 a month. Customers pay the fixed charge no matter how much energy they use to compensate the utility for expenses it incurs regardless of how much energy it sells.

The proposed increase would have cost all customers an extra $4 a month even before they turned on a light switch. And that would send the wrong message at a time when consumers being steered to reduce energy use, the order said.

The PSC also reduced Ameren’s maximum return on equity to 9.8 percent from 10.2 percent — the level authorized in the last rate decision 18 months ago. The adjustment seems insignificant, but it adds up to tens of millions of dollars of annual profit potential for the utility.

Gunn said the rate approved is below the national average and reflects lower interest rates and borrowing costs in a sluggish economy. Still, not all commissioners were satisfied.
PSC member Robert Kenney, of St. Louis, cast the lone dissenting vote Wednesday, arguing that Ameren’s maximum return should have been further reduced because the utility faces less risk when it comes to recovering costs, such as tree trimming and storm recovery.
“The Commission over the last several years has made it easier, faster and less risky for Ameren Missouri to collect money from its customers,” Kenney said. “As a result, consumers will pay more than they should.”

PSC approves $260 million Ameren rate increase : Stltoday



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Water Main Repair-Benton Rehab

Scotts Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy Water Main Repair Benton Project
If your Water Main is leaking it can cost you Thousands of Dollars over the year.
Scotts Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy Water Main Repair Benton Project
Safety First-when there are open holes in a sidewalk

A leaking water main can cost a building owner thousands in water bills in St Louis and can cause damage to the Rock Foundation Walls and Footings- which will also cause damage to the buildings Structure.  See Previous Posts on the Benton Project where we repaired the Rock Foundation Wall (where some but not all of the damage was from the Leaking Water Main).  Mr Dale Or of Master Plumber StL speculated that the Water Main had been leaking for 8 years prior to the repair. Note: a water leak left un-repaired is a major cause of a Building Settling over time and distorting the Integrity of the Buildings Structure.
Water Man Repair was completed by Master Plumbers St Louis

The above photos are of the Water Main Repair of the Benton Rehab Project.  The Water Main Repair was done by: Master Plumber St Louis {Although I did help dig the pit}

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