HERO Program Adds Value for Homeowners, Communities, and Contractors

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HERO Program Adds Value for Homeowners, Communities, and Contractors

As the clean-energy economy heats up, communities across the country are actively pursuing programs that promote energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One of the breakout successes in this field is ...

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Energy Labeling & Energy Billing Analysis

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January 06, 2010

Discussions of building labels worldwide have pointed out the difference between “asset value” labels, which are based on how a building performs under standard operating conditions, and “operational value” labels, which ... [continue reading]

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Empowering Poor Communities

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November 02, 2009

In Paraísopolis, the second largest favela in São Paulo, Brazil, the quality of electricity service was cost-effectively upgraded. [continue reading]

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Existing Homes - The Next Wave

Author: Brian Gitt
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November 01, 2009

The existing housing stock is where action must be taken to manage energy use and carbon emissions. Buildings represent 43% of carbon emissions in the United States and provide an actionable and cost-effective carbon mitigation strategy. ... [continue reading]

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North Carolina Sustainable Building Design Competition

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November 01, 2009

A sustainable future is not possible without the dedication of professionals, leaders, teachers, and students to bring about change in their communities. In the spirit of Earth Day, which is the observance of protecting the ... [continue reading]

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Onward, Home Performance Soldiers!

Author: Larry Zarker
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November 01, 2009

The rapid expansion of weatherization programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) is requiring an army of newly trained professionals led by veteran home performance contractors. In response, the Building Performance Institute (... [continue reading]

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Keeping Educated in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Author: Casey Murphy
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September 04, 2009

Failure to keep abreast of recent developments such as changes in building codes, new regulations, new building materials, new software, and new business models and marketing tools can blindside a successful business - be in the know to stay in business and gain a competitive edge. [continue reading]

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

Jim Gunshinan

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance community in putting a ...

Side Benefits of a Passive House

Rob Nicely

Side Benefits of a Passive House

There’s no doubt that building to Passive House standards results in energy consumption that’s about 70 to 80 ...

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