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&...
Cynthia Adams, CEO of Pearl Certification Systems, accepted the Linda Wigington Leadership Award at the Home Performance Coalition National Conference in Pennsylvania this spring. I was lucky to catch her by phone at the end ... [continue reading]
Lydia Gill Polley was a gentle but forthright giant in the wonderful world of energy education and staff development training. Lydia graduated with a midlife BA in adult education (1978) and in 1983 wrote and produced a ... [continue reading]
This industry undoubtedly has some legends. You may know their names, you’re likely familiar with their work, and even more likely to have benefited from their contributions to the home performance world. You ... [continue reading]
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]
Consider this scenario. A contractor pulls up to the house of prospective customer and knocks on the door. Customer: (Opens door) “Hello?” [continue reading]
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]
Many people recognize the need for increased efforts to reduce energy consumption and make communities cleaner. As cities strive to ...
Open standards provide the backbone for many markets and industries. The Internet itself could not exist without the collaborative, agreed-upon ...