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March 13, 2017 by Blake

Pre-Spring is over and Second Winter is upon us.  For a bit there it was glorious.  Do you remember?  It was wet and squishy and muddy and dehumidifiers were kicking on all over the place.  The... Read more

January 6, 2017 by Blake

I was reminded recently of the iron triangle.  I've run a lot of large projects, but even the small ones track the same... Read more

November 22, 2016 by Blake

It's Thanksgiving in a couple of days.  It just snowed and the no-heat calls are going to come rolling in.

If your heating system poops out, call your installer/servicer.  When you purchase... Read more

November 3, 2016 by Blake

When I bought a house in Trumansburg nine years ago, one of the first things I did was cut down a tree.

It was a “street tree,” an old maple with three thick leaders. A “leader” is a thick... Read more

October 6, 2016 by Blake

Went to a conference a few weeks ago.  Less of a "conference" and more of a "gathering," really.  I've been meaning to write this since then, but came back home and got swamped by actual work-work... Read more

August 17, 2017 by Blake

My father-in-law died today.  His name was Steven.

I don't exactly know what to do - I have a computer model to make, but that seems, right now, like... Read more

July 29, 2016 by Blake

It was my birthday a couple of days ago, and it made me reflect on "giving."

Terrawatt was created to help.  It helps save energy, it helps people be more comfortable in their homes, it... Read more

July 16, 2016 by Blake

I helped some people out recently.  Here's the story. 

New establishment, freshly built in the not-too-distant past.  Designed by an architect, engineered by engineers, and built by probably... Read more

June 25, 2016 by Blake

Lately it seems like nobody knows what's going on with the world.

We agree on climate change, though, right?  Let's not re-hash that.  That's a global thing.  Locally, what does it mean?... Read more

June 10, 2016 by Blake

We're going to save a trillion watt-hours of energy.

Not by myself, oh no...that would be hard.  We're going to do it together.  We're already up to 44 billion (44,000,000,000) watt-hours (... Read more

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Peter

Blake came to our rescue last fall when another local energy contractor’s false promises literally left us--and our drafty, heat-less, 200 year old house--out in the cold.