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&...
This may blow up A carefully constructed image I’ve created of myself as a committed energy geek, but the truth is that when my wife, Michele, and I signed on to the Energy ... [continue reading]
During the energy crisis of the 1970s, Congress realized that low-income households were particularly vulnerable to the rapidly increasing and fluctuating oil prices; they lived in homes that were energy inefficient, but were least able ... [continue reading]
On the flight home from ACI’s 2014 National Home Performance Conference, I read Charlie LeDuff’s Detroit: An American Autopsy. It’s a gritty, sad story about the decline of one the ... [continue reading]
Early this year, the owners at TruTech Tools voted to contribute toward an energy audit for all employee homes. Since I have been talking the energy talk for years, I finally bit the bullet and ... [continue reading]
In the course of researching a future article on women in home performance, I sent out a request via e-mail and social media asking women this question: What’s the biggest obstacle you’... [continue reading]
ASHRAE announced today its 2017 Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants – which encompasses a group of 26 undergraduate projects led by students from ...
Residential solar installations have grown rapidly as solar costs have plummeted over 80% over the last 10 years. Ever wondered where all ...