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]

Women in Building Performance: Julie Michals

Lindsay Bachman Flickinger

Women in Building Performance: Julie Michals

Julie Michals is the Director of Clean Energy Valuation at E4TheFuture. In this role, her focus is on initiatives ...

Tips For Making Your HVAC Business Stand Out From the Rest

Andrea Ladera

Tips For Making Your HVAC Business Stand Out From the Rest

One look at the phone book or online listings of HVAC contractors these days and you will see that there ...

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