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EnergyFIT Philly Gentrification Without Displacement

Author: Liz Robinson
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January 24, 2017

Low income weatherization providers nationally face a dilemma. Too often, the highest-use households do not qualify for existing programs, because their homes need extensive repairs that must be done before the roof can be insulated ... [continue reading]

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PACE Alive and Well // Part 1: Contractors Grow Their Businesses with HERO Home Efficiency Financing

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January 24, 2017

[Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a series that describes how PACE financing is revolutionizing the home performance contracting industry.] Home improvement and clean-energy contractors are embracing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing and reaping ... [continue reading]

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HERO Program Adds Value for Homeowners, Communities, and Contractors

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September 20, 2016

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 ... [continue reading]

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Success with Collaboration

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January 20, 2016

There’s a saying that goes “Teamwork makes the dream work.” Many companies put posters of this saying in their offices to encourage workers to collaborate to achieve a specific goal. It ... [continue reading]

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When Above Average Is Not Good Enough

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November 01, 2015

Let’s imagine two neighboring families on a residential block—the Joneses and the Smiths. Their homes are of comparable size and age, and both are families of four, living typical middle-class lifestyles. ... [continue reading]

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DOE's Home Energy Score: Looking Backward and Forging Ahead

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November 01, 2015

In 2010, DOE set out to develop a reliable, low-cost “mpg for homes” that could rapidly penetrate the existing-homes market. Although ratings were available for a growing percentage of new homes, few existing homes ... [continue reading]

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More "Buzz" from ACEEE Summer Study—The Invisible Energy Mortgages in New Homes

You probably never considered the power consumption of those Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets (fondly known as GFCIs) in bathrooms, kitchens, ...

Two National Brands Join Forces Demonstrating Unity in Home Energy-Efficiency Rating Systems

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Two National Brands Join Forces Demonstrating Unity in Home Energy-Efficiency Rating Systems

The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and Pearl Certification are now collaborating to ensure that the Home Energy Rating System (...

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