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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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Ohmconnect Gets Customers Involved in Demand-Response

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August 13, 2015

The year 1973 was an important one in the history of energy efficiency. Due to the OPEC oil embargo, heating fuel was scarce and costly. President Nixon asked all Americans to lower their thermostats to 68°... [continue reading]

HomeSmart International Joins the Pearl Broker Advantage Program in Arizona

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HomeSmart International Joins the Pearl Broker Advantage Program in Arizona

Vienna, Virginia and Scottsdale, Arizona – July 19, 2018 – Pearl Certification and HomeSmart International are proud to announce that HomeSmart Arizona ...

Our First Year with Solar Panels

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Our First Year with Solar Panels

We got solar panels installed on our home on 22 April 2016 - Earth Day, coincidentally. We now have a full year's ...

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