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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Connected Devices for Home Performance

Author: Chris Dorsi
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July 24, 2016

There’s a movement afoot in the home performance industry, and it’s being driven by a combination of technology, business, and culture. Finally, after years of working on all the separate pieces ... [continue reading]

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May/June 2016 Contributors

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April 28, 2016

Katherine Cort “Low-E Storm Windows Gain Acceptance as a Home Weatherization Measure” If you are looking to upgrade low-performing windows in your home, and a full window replacement isn’t practical, low-e ... [continue reading]

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Selling Thermostats that Save Customers Energy and Money

Author: Bill Fortner
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April 19, 2016

When you think of industries offering the latest technology, computer software, social media, and cell phone companies may come to mind first. But when I reflect back on my 27 years in the residential HVACR industry, ... [continue reading]

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New Rebuild Healthy Homes Guide and Resources from HUD

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April 11, 2016

When a disaster strikes, survivors face the daunting and dangerous task of cleanup and repair. They are understandably eager to restore their homes and lives quickly, yet are typically unaware of all the potential hazards ... [continue reading]

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Pooled Resources

Author: Jeff Farlow
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April 04, 2016

One of the first homes Mike McFarland evaluated was his own. McFarland, owner of Energy Docs Home Performance in Redding, California, was curious about why his energy use spiked in December and January. It didn&... [continue reading]

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Thoughtful Design Is the Key to Reducing Home Water Use

Author: Amy Dryden
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March 22, 2016

Product selection and home design can have a dramatic impact on residential water use at minimal cost and effort. In California, for example, no matter what El Niño brings, water conservation will continue ... [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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