The Ideal Quality Control Inspector

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The Ideal Quality Control Inspector

Many years ago I had the privilege of knowing Hector Romulus Demmel, a French Canadian backwoods guide who could do just about everything. He was an extraordinary fisherman, even though he didn’t like ...

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Onward, Home Performance Soldiers!

Author: Larry Zarker
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November 01, 2009

The rapid expansion of weatherization programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) is requiring an army of newly trained professionals led by veteran home performance contractors. In response, the Building Performance Institute (... [continue reading]

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On-the-Job Mentoring

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September 04, 2009

A theoretical understanding is not enough, and the kind of one-one-one mentoring your workers get in the field - working on real houses with real problems - often can't happen in a classroom or online. [continue reading]

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2009 Training Guide for Home Performance Professionals

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July 01, 2009

A matrix of training opportunities for home performance professionals and wanna bees. [continue reading]

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Trainers Speak Out on Demand for Green Retrofit Workforce

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July 01, 2009

The demand is there to create a new green economy, but do we have the trained workforce to begin the job? [continue reading]

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Weatherization Boot Camp

Author: Megan Amsler
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July 01, 2009

It has become evident, with a national focus on the new “green-collar” job sector, that there is a lot of work to be done if we want to train a workforce to meet ... [continue reading]

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Going Green with Online Education

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July 01, 2009

Some of you may wonder, can online education really prepare individuals for jobs in the building trades or the building performance industry? Let’s face it—computers have changed our world in a ... [continue reading]

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Shawna Henderson

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The setting is stunning, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. Colorado in September, aspen, screaming blue skies, bright clear nights. Who ...

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

Macie Melendez

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

I always find tiny homes to be very charming, and Corbett and Grace Lunsford’s was no exception.

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