Back Porch: Nexia: Connecting Homeowners, HVAC Installers, and Dealers

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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&...

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What's Reasonable Versus What's Heroic

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January 01, 2015

Ann Edminster, M.Arch, LEED AP, is a recognized international expert on green-home design and a principal developer of the LEED for Homes rating system. She travels widely and consults with builders, homeowners, developers, design ... [continue reading]

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Help Us Over the Hump

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October 31, 2014

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]

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A Personal Retrospective Look at WAP

Author: Bob Scott
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September 04, 2014

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]

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The Back Porch: Detroit Rises from the Ashes

Author: Tom White
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July 02, 2014

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]

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My Home Energy Audit

Author: Bill Spohn
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May 01, 2014

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]

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Women Undervaluing Themselves

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March 01, 2014

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]

HPC Working For You: Climate Change & Carbon Reduction

Deborah E. Miller

HPC Working For You: Climate Change & Carbon Reduction

HPC develops new approaches to federal, state and local policies that promote growth in the residential energy efficiency sector through ...

New Report Shows Big Jump in Net-Zero Energy Homes

Shilpa Sankaran

New Report Shows Big Jump in Net-Zero Energy Homes

Net-zero energy homes seem to be growing their way out of a purely niche market. The number of zero energy ...

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