New and Notable: November/December 2013
NYSERDA’s HPwES Program Completes 50,000 Projects The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced the achievement of a major milestone for its Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program, with ...
A Citizen's Guide to Green Most of us have wondered if a new development in our community was a good idea, whether it was environmentally friendly, or whether or not we should support it. ... [continue reading]
DVRs: Home Energy Vampires, Pellet Heating in Germany, Healthy Homes Leader Awards, Century Club Winners Announced [continue reading]
Labeling for a Cause A new energy label has taken effect for refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers, and TV sets in the European Union (EU) countries. It retains the distinctive design and classification of products ... [continue reading]
A Common Knowledge It’s not easy to tell how energy efficient your home is—well, it didn’t used to be. Making it easier is the newfound partnership between PulteGroup, Incorporated, ... [continue reading]
Kevin Rowell (in brown shirt, upper left) leads a bamboo workshop. (Dakotah Bertsch) Haiti—One Year Out As the January anniversary of the 7 moment magnitude earthquake came and went, leaders of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) ... [continue reading]
Figure 1. Homeowners will get a score along with recommendations for upgrades How to Score Points by Simplifying Complexity On November 9, 2010, Vice President Biden launched the Home Energy Score program and announced the release of new ... [continue reading]
The Home Performance Extensible Markup Language (HPXML) Data Dictionary and Transfer Standard have been gaining traction in the residential energy ...
For years the HVAC industry has relied on repeat visits to existing customers to generate new business. The service contract ...