HERO Program Adds Value for Homeowners, Communities, and Contractors

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HERO Program Adds Value for Homeowners, Communities, and Contractors

As the clean-energy economy heats up, communities across the country are actively pursuing programs that promote energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One of the breakout successes in this field is ...

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Interview with Passive House Pioneer

Author: Mary James
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March 03, 2011

(Passivhaus Institut) Mary James, author of two books on Passive Houses, conducts an exclusive interview with Wolfgang Feist, scientific director of the Passivhaus Institut (PHI) in Darmstadt, Germany, and now also professor of building physics ... [continue reading]

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ACI Celebrates 25 Years with 25 Stories

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March 01, 2011

Affordable Comfort celebrates its 25th anniversary with 25 stories of some of the people who have been instrumental in the creation of ACI. All of the stories are appearing in conference materials and countdown-style pre-conference rallies at the ACI web site (www.acinational.org). Here are four of them. [continue reading]

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Did Cash for Appliances Work?

Author: Scott Case
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March 01, 2011

It’s a huge success? It hasn’t gone anywhere? Actually, it’s a little of both. Fifty states and six territories have launched Cash for Appliances programs since late last year. ... [continue reading]

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Practice Makes Perfect

Author: Jared Asch
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January 04, 2011

When members of Efficiency First, the national trade association representing home performance contractors, energy auditors, and related businesses, were surveyed last spring about their present and future staffing needs, the most consistent message reiterated by ... [continue reading]

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Residential Building Research at NREL

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January 04, 2011

The Residential Building Research Team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on improving the energy efficiency of, and reducing carbon emissions from, approximately 130 million U.S. homes. Cost-effective improvements in the energy efficiency ... [continue reading]

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Rebuilding Together Tulsa

Author: Amanda Walz
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November 07, 2010

In 2008, Rebuilding Together Tulsa (RTT) introduced its Energy Efficiency program that, along with energy efficiency, incorporates broader green housing principles such as water efficiency, and indoor environmental health. This program provided 34 low-income homeowners with energy ... [continue reading]

The Extraordinary Growth of Solar in the US Visualized

Kumar Dhuvur

The Extraordinary Growth of Solar in the US Visualized

Residential solar installations have grown rapidly as solar costs have plummeted over 80% over the last 10 years. Ever wondered where all ...

HPC Launches the Home Performance Forum

Lindsay Bachman Flickinger

HPC Launches the Home Performance Forum

HPC launched the Home Performance Forum last week, where members openly discuss topics including education, certification, field procedures, equipment, building ...

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