Macie Melendez

Macie Melendez is Home Energy's Assistant Editor.

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Money Well Spent: A Look at the Recovery Act's WAP Milestones

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March 01, 2012

From the beginning, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was all about the numbers: $5 billion doled out to 50 states, the U.S. territories, and Indian tribes for three ... [continue reading]

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The XX Factor

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January 02, 2013

Q&A with Ann Atkinson and a look into ACI's Women in Home Performance initiative. [continue reading]

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Women Undervaluing Themselves

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March 01, 2014

In the course of researching a future article on women in home performance, I sent out a request via e-mail and social media asking women this question: What’s the biggest obstacle you’... [continue reading]

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Let's Talk Gender: What Women Bring to Home Performance

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July 02, 2014

It’s no secret that home performance is a male-dominated industry. Attend any industry conference and you’ll quickly see that women are vastly outnumbered. That being said, there are still women in ... [continue reading]

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Thirty Under 30

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September 04, 2014

This issue officially marks Home Energy's 30th year in print, which gives us the opportunity to both reflect upon where we've been and look forward to where we're going. [continue reading]

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How Solar Decathletes Communicate and What We Can Learn from Them

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March 01, 2016

DOE’s Solar Decathlon is a challenge posed to collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy efficient, and attractive. The 2015 competition took place October 8–18 at the Orange ... [continue reading]

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Energy Star Contractor of the Year Award Q&A: AZ Energy Efficient Home

Energy Star Contractor of the Year Award Q&A: AZ Energy Efficient Home

Macie Melendez

Each year, EPA honors a select group of organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. [continue reading]

Home Diagnosis TV Series

Home Diagnosis TV Series

Macie Melendez

It's likely that you've heard of Corbett and Grace Lunsford before, as they recently went on a 20-city U.S. Tour from April 2016 to January 2017 in the world's highest performance tiny house on wheels,the #TinyLab. The Proof Is Possible Tourhad a very simple mission: torevolutionize the home market by teaching consumers and contractors alike to use scientific testing to prove the work gets done to quality standards. (We wrote about the #TinyLab ... [continue reading]

BECC Call for Abstracts is Open

BECC Call for Abstracts is Open

Macie Melendez

The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is focused on understanding human behavior and decision making. This knowledge can accelerate the transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future. Conference organizers are currently seeking new, innovative research and applied work from leaders in behavioral sciences on the adoption of energy efficiency in energy production and use. Theyinvite 400 to 500-word abstracts for formal oral presentations, with or without accompanying full papers, as well as five-minute "lightning ... [continue reading]

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