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Home Performance Market Innovations and Solutions

Home Performance Market Innovations and Solutions

Tom White

How can data and partnerships grow both the market and the home performance businesses that will meet that demand? These were some of the top industry issues for 2016 at the Market Innovation Forum, convened in December by the Home Performance Coalition. The goals of the Forum were to identify challenges faced by the home performance industry, share ideas, and generate action steps to enhance the value proposition and expand the market for home performance services ... [continue reading]

2015 Build It Green Awards Recognize Leaders and Innovators in the Building Industry

2015 Build It Green Awards Recognize Leaders and Innovators in the Building Industry

Adrienne De Angelo

Build It Green announced the winners of its 2015 Build It Green Awards at the BIG Bash celebration on Dec. 10 at the Jack London Aquatic Center in Oakland, California. More than 200 professionals from across the building industry attended. The Build It Green Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership in residential green building in California.“I am thrilled to honor the movers and shakers of our industry, whose innovations and dedication are transforming ... [continue reading]

Residential Energy Efficiency Industry Gains Support

Residential Energy Efficiency Industry Gains Support

Stephanie Rex and Carol Harley

The Home Performance Coalition and E4TheFuture recently announced that the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) has received policy and research funding from E4TheFuture. The award is specifically focused on projects and advocacy related to the Clean Power Plan and promoting best practices for cost-effectiveness testing, data standards, weatherization, and home performance, among other initiatives. The Building Performance Institute and Home Energymagazine also received funding. [continue reading]

3 New Year's Resolutions Every Energy Rater Should Make in 2016

3 New Year's Resolutions Every Energy Rater Should Make in 2016

Kim Tanner

It’s that time of year again! Time for family get-togethers, secret Santas, and of course, New Year’s resolutions. For many people, this means working out, starting a new hobby, or quitting smoking. While these make great personal resolutions, we’d like to help you explore professional resolutions for next year. The team at The Energy Conservatory put together three New Year’s resolutions every energy rater should make in 2016 ... [continue reading]

Share Your ACI Memories

Share Your ACI Memories

Stephanie Rex

The Home Performance Coalition (HPC) is celebrating 30 years of conferences in 2016, marking amajor milestone anniversary for our organization. [continue reading]

The Real Women of Home Performance: Marge Anderson

The Real Women of Home Performance: Marge Anderson

Macie Melendez

Marge Anderson is the Executive Vice President of Seventhwave, a non-profit that advances environmental and economic sustainability. Her passions include empowering practitioners through education, scaling energy efficiency, and making sustainability real for the under-served. [continue reading]

For a True Measure of a Home's Energy Efficiency, Remember Durability

For a True Measure of a Home's Energy Efficiency, Remember Durability

Eliza Clark

Much like the race to build a better mousetrap, it often seems like there’s an endless stream of new product news announcing the latest and greatest product that can take your project’s sustainability goals across the finish line. There’s something about the concept of sustainable products that leads many to believe that sustainability can only be found in a new product. [continue reading]

How To Effectively Market Energy Efficiency to Consumers

How To Effectively Market Energy Efficiency to Consumers

Kurt Jacobson

Most of us are aware that marketing greatly impacts the way consumers make decisions and ultimately make purchases or investments. Still, depending on the products or services you are attempting to market, the costs and complexity of executing a marketing campaign will vary depending on the product's marketability. Thus, if you are attempting to market energy efficiency as a package of services and products, then you need to focus on developing an in-depth marketing plan. [continue reading]

The Future of Sustainable Business is Transparent

The Future of Sustainable Business is Transparent

Eliza Clark

The idea of business transparency might seem antithetical to success and may frighten some companies. But collaborative efforts across businesses and sectors have shown that the triple-bottom-line benefits of transparency far outweigh the perceived risks. In fact, as more consumers demand proof that the products they buy fulfill the promise of the label, transparency is becoming a key differentiator that sets successful companies apart. [continue reading]

ACI California Women in Home Performance Recap

ACI California Women in Home Performance Recap

Amy Beley

ACI California brought lots of good insights and opportunities for the home performance industry at large. The biggest buzz is the pay-for-performance concept, which is making progress in California, New Jersey, and New York. It was also great to see so many contractors presenting, sharing their wares and experiences with their peers. That’s really what ACI is about—sharing, collaborating, and re-energizing those in the trenches. [continue reading]

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