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    Why Open Data Standards Matter for Home Performance

    Why Open Data Standards Matter for Home Performance

    By Julie Caracino

    Utility and state program administrators have long used proprietary software and communication protocols to manage and process data collected by home performance contractors. This ...
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    Highest Lighting Energy on the Block

    Highest Lighting Energy on the Block

    By Joe Clark and Martha Wudka

    Beginning with Colorado in 2012, nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana use, and eight of these have also legalized home ...
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     A Solar-Assisted Heat Pump Water Heater

    A Solar-Assisted Heat Pump Water Heater

    By Carlos Colon and Danny Parker

    Water heating in residential buildings has become more important as the overall efficiency of buildings has improved over the last decade, with energy efficiency ...
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    Solving the Unintended Consequences of a Home Performance Renovation

    Solving the Unintended Consequences of a Home Performance Renovation

    By Lesley Herrmann

    Tight homes are becoming more common around the country, even in the mid-South where many builders still believe that homes and crawl spaces should &...
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    Updating Existing Windows with Window Film Offers More Immediate Benefits

    Updating Existing Windows with Window Film Offers More Immediate Benefits

    By Darrell Smith, IWFA

    To save money on a building’s energy costs, window replacement may not be a smart move, ...
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    100,000 Home Energy Scores So Far And Counting!

    By US DOE's Home Energy Score

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    The Power of Standardized Data for Arizona’s Home Performance Market

    The Power of Standardized Data for Arizona’s Home Performance Market

    By Chris Baker

    On December 13, 2013, Arizona Public Service (APS) moved one of its first HPXML compliant Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (...
    Busting Window Film Myths

    Busting Window Film Myths

    By Darrell Smith

    With 2019 underway I thought a good place to start the year would be to separate myths from facts ...
     
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