Editorial: The Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Standards

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Editorial: The Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Standards

Appliance efficiency standards are largely responsible for the ongoing decline in residential energy use. What’s wrong with today’s efficiency standards? They are not future proofed. I was fortunate enough to attend ...

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Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

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January 03, 2017

Air sealing is one of the best ways to lower heating-and-cooling bills for many home weatherization programs, and especially so for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Most homes receive blower door-guided air sealing to ... [continue reading]

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Spreading the Green-Building Gospel

Author: Abe Kruger
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November 03, 2016

When you’re a green-building consultant, most people assume that your house is as green as possible. While I’ve always wanted to be able to brag about my superefficient home, until recently ... [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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What Aerosol Taught Us About Compartmentalization

Author: Sean Maxwell
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March 14, 2016

Every once in a while in my previous job at Steven Winter and Associates I got to work on something very cool with the real experts—folks like Mark Modera and Curtis Harrington at ... [continue reading]

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The Ideal Quality Control Inspector

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February 26, 2016

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 ... [continue reading]

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The Cottages at Cypress

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November 01, 2015

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How Cities Can Ensure Better Rentals for Everyone

Alisa Petersen

How Cities Can Ensure Better Rentals for Everyone

Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a new report,Better Rentals, Better City: Smart Policies to Improve Your City’...

HPC18 - In Review

Lindsay Bachman, HPC Director of Marketing & Communications

HPC18 - In Review

At this year's national conference and trade show we networked, learned, laughed and grew! Thank you for sharing your week ...

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