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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Is Cash Flow a Problem in Your Company?

Author: Tom Grandy
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September 25, 2013

It's a simple question: Do you send monthly statements to customers who have not yet paid their bill? The obvious answer is, Of course we do. Doesn't everyone? Well the answer is, Actually, no; everyone ... [continue reading]

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

Author: Edward Vine
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August 30, 2013

DOE's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP) was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Initially, DOE made 25 awards to local governmental or nonprofit organizations in amounts ranging from $1.2 million to $40 million. Nine ... [continue reading]

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Inside the World's Tightest House

Author: Todd Hoener
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August 30, 2013

Tom Marsik and Kristin Donaldson of Dillingham, Alaska, recently achieved the distinction of building the world's tightest residential building. The World Record Academy, an international organization that certifies world records, presented the award to their ... [continue reading]

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Beyond Building: Training for the Green-Collar Economy

Author: Chris Cato
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July 01, 2013

Ely Flores, a 2005 graduate of a YouthBuild program in Los Angeles, is a Grid Alternatives outreach manager and works with low-income families to install solar panels to reduce their home energy costs. At Greenbuild 2012 in ... [continue reading]

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Laying a Foundation with the SWS

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June 30, 2013

The Standard Work Specifications (SWS) for Home Energy Upgrades were developed by DOE, its Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to set the standard for high-quality work in the weatherization ... [continue reading]

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Good Bones: Structural Framing Tips for Better Energy Performance Under the Latest Codes

Author: Glen Robak
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June 30, 2013

It is virtually impossible to achieve the standards of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) by accident, let alone those of the 2012 IECC, which is even more stringent. The 2012 IECC reaches into almost every part ... [continue reading]

Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Want to Protect the Environment, But They're Focusing on the Wrong Things

Lee Ann Head

Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Want to Protect the Environment, But They're Focusing on the Wrong Things

A new national survey finds good news for the environment: Nine out of 10 Americans believe the average person should be ...

Energy Efficient Appliances Save Consumers Cash

Deborah E. Miller

Energy Efficient Appliances Save Consumers Cash

In the home performance industry, we are doing the Lord’s work by ensuring that the homes Americans live ...

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