Back Porch: Nexia: Connecting Homeowners, HVAC Installers, and Dealers

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Back Porch: Nexia: Connecting Homeowners, HVAC Installers, and Dealers

This past May at Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™: Connected Home Conference, I had the opportunity to speak with George Land, General Manager of Nexia—a consumer-facing brand for connected home solutions within Trane&...

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The Home Performance Forum

Author: David Butler
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May 31, 2017

The Home Performance Coalition (HPC) recently launched the Home Performance Forum, where members discuss topics in their respective fields. These topics include building systems; building science; envelope and mechanical design; field procedures; energy modeling, education, ... [continue reading]

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Female (Work)Force

Author: Amy Beley
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February 27, 2017

Consider this scenario. A contractor pulls up to the house of prospective customer and knocks on the door. Customer: (Opens door) “Hello?” [continue reading]

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Back Porch: Austin Hosts National Home Performance Conference

Author: Tom White
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November 13, 2016

On the plane to the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) 2016 National Home Performance Conference in Austin, I sat next to a young oil industry engineer on his way home. He was confident that Texas would ride ... [continue reading]

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Back Porch: Nexia: Connecting Homeowners, HVAC Installers, and Dealers

Author: Tom White
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August 31, 2016

This past May at Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™: Connected Home Conference, I had the opportunity to speak with George Land, General Manager of Nexia—a consumer-facing brand for connected home solutions within Trane&... [continue reading]

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Back Porch: RESNET's Building Performance Conference

Author: Tom White
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April 30, 2016

RESNET convened its Building Performance Conference in Scottsdale this March, a hospitable time of year in the Arizona desert. I roamed the sessions, and a few of the bars, to keep abreast of developments in ... [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]

EPCs - Do You Know The Law?

Jason McGrinder

EPCs - Do You Know The Law?

Whether you are a property owner, landlord, tenant, contractor, or otherwise, it is essential to know the current and proposed ...

Looking for Novel Applications of Thermal Storage

Sarah O'Connell

Looking for Novel Applications of Thermal Storage

Through its JUMP platform, Oak Ridge National Lab has partnered with Trane to host a technology challenge on thermal storage. ...

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