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Julie Caracino, HPC's Director of Research & Standards and Joe Cullen, HPC's Director of Policy & State Outreach talked with Ryan Miller of North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA) on his work with the Triangle Multiple Listing Services to facilitate the accurate valuation of energy efficient homes in North Carolina. Learn what Ryan had to say about these standards, his involvement with NCBPA, and other southeastern states' future involvement.  [continue reading]

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Women in Building Performance Initiative

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The Legends of Home Performance

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