An adage that I use regularly that helps in scheduling and delegation is "Do anything you can now that lets others get to work."
• Get all calls and notices done first. (These are fast and efficient to mobilize troops.)
• Get any ordering done now and put tasks in others hands (Authorize plumber to get fixtures, electrician to get missing ones.)
• Get work prepped for others (Get the tile down pronto so the plumber can finish, get the garage door header in pronto so the subsequent trades can work.)
• Bring in help where it frees your time at less cost (Numerous outsourced services are inexpensive.)
• Lastly, do your own work.
In order to move the energy retrofit of millions of homes we all need to do our part getting others working first. Consumers need to be educated to life cycle and operations costs, beyond our cultural “first cost” fixation. Trades need their skills to be enhanced so the work output has some performance basis beyond our “looks good” measurements. Regulators need to understand the barriers that exist to innovation and execution--there are many. These are ingrained, institutionalized and often blockages to our collective best interests. A series of files are posted to the lower left authored by David Listokin of Rutgers University. His work is precise and professional. To best plan how to move forward, we need to understand the barriers ~ and then dissolve them.
I hope this is a helpful perspective in crunch time for both our demonstration home completion, and our preservation of assets for America.