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Housing Innovation Awards Wrap-Up

Housing Innovation Awards Wrap-Up

Stacy Hunt

Earlier this month at the EEBA High Performance Home Summit, the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program had the pleasure of honoring 24 of the nation’s leading builders with the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards. These awards not only recognize these builders for their incredible homes, but also their leadership. “Housing Innovation Award winners are leading a national movement to Zero Energy Ready Homes, providing better places for Americans to live, stronger communities, and a ... [continue reading]

Energy Data Gains Traction in Real Estate Listings

Energy Data Gains Traction in Real Estate Listings

Ryan Meres

For more than a decade studies have consistently shown that homebuyers want energy efficient features, but few are actually aware of the impact those features have on energy cost. The average U.S. homeowner spends more on energy than property taxes and insurance, but energy is the only one of those three common expenses not considered in the mortgage process. The recent announcement and report released by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) that real estate ... [continue reading]

Residential-PACE Unlocks $33 Billion to Rebuild America's Cities

Residential-PACE Unlocks $33 Billion to Rebuild America's Cities

Emily Gardner

Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) revealed a $33 billion market opportunity in the U.S. for new net-zero energy (NZE) homes that can be scaled across the country with a special application of residential property assessed clean energy (R-PACE) financing. [continue reading]

Home Performance Coalition (HPC) Announces the Launch of Home Energy Pros Forum

Home Performance Coalition (HPC) Announces the Launch of Home Energy Pros Forum

Lindsay Bachman Flickinger

HPC is proud to announce that the premier online community for the home performance and weatherization industry – the Home Energy Pros Forum – is now live and active. [continue reading]

Home Performance Coalition Announces the Merger of the Home Performance Forum and Home Energy Pros to Become the Premier Sharing Space for Home Energy Professionals

Home Performance Coalition Announces the Merger of the Home Performance Forum and Home Energy Pros to Become the Premier Sharing Space for Home Energy Professionals

Lindsay Bachman Flickinger

Creating a collaborative online community for home energy professionals, the Home Performance Coalition unites two premier communities into one dynamic, global social network. [continue reading]

Help ACEEE Save Watts and Drops by Taking a Survey

Help ACEEE Save Watts and Drops by Taking a Survey

Weston Berg

Energy and water resources have long been recognized as interdependent, but policymakers have rarely addressed their interaction in any formal way. The energy-water nexus has increasingly attracted the attention of researchers and practitioners. Their goal is to better understand how water is used to produce energy and generate electricity; how energy is used to move, heat, and treat water; and how policies can successfully address the technical challenges of efficiently managing these resources together. [continue reading]

Applications Now Being Accepted for BPI's Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship

Applications Now Being Accepted for BPI's Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship

Macie Melendez

The Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship has been developed to honor the life, memory, and work of Jon Siemen, who passed away in March 2015. Jon started his career in weatherization in the late 1970s, when he began working at Community Action in Southwestern Vermont (BROC). Around 1993/1994, Jon and his brother started an air sealing service that they ran for a few years. In 1996, Jon joined the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) and oversaw their ... [continue reading]

The Race to the Top in Home Energy Performance Data: Why It Pays to Go First

The Race to the Top in Home Energy Performance Data: Why It Pays to Go First

Kelly Vaughn

Download RMI’s latest report,An MPG for Homes: Driving Visible Value for Home Energy Performance in Real Estate. [continue reading]

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute Enter Partnership to Promote Zero Net Energy Homes and Develop Multifamily Energy Rating Index Standard

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute Enter Partnership to Promote Zero Net Energy Homes and Develop Multifamily Energy Rating Index Standard

Steve Baden

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute have joined forces to promote net zero energy homes and develop an American consensus standard on a multifamily Energy Rating Index standard. [continue reading]

Leading California's Zero Energy Homebuilding Efforts

Leading California's Zero Energy Homebuilding Efforts

Brandon De Young

In 2008, California set a bold new goal for its homebuilders. The California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan makes it clear that the state intends for all new homes to be Zero Energy homes in the future. Nine years later, De Young Properties is putting that plan into action. [continue reading]

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