Why Open Data Standards Matter for Home Performance
Utility and state program administrators have long used proprietary software and communication protocols to manage and process data collected by home performance contractors. This has typically resulted in higher costs of doing business (for programs ...
There are many benefits to combining energy efficiency with energy education.The strategy is cost-effective, and it can reach many people with a low investment of time and money. It helps participants understand how energy ... [continue reading]
Fresno's Housing Authority keeps energy expenditures low and economic savings high with its new evaporative coolers. [continue reading]
Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Northeast Utilities Systems, has long supported builders who construct energy-efficient new homes. [continue reading]
Energy efficiency programs face an uncertain future in the changing electricity marketplace, as funding declines. But some states have placed a public-benefits charge on electricity purchases and put that money into energy efficiency measures. [continue reading]
Anticipating the greater demand for customer service under electric utility restructuring, Tucson Electric Power (TEP), on April 1, 1997, launched its Heating, Cooling & Comfort Guarantee (TEP Guarantee) home certification program. [continue reading]
Between 1993 and 1997, U.S. utilities cut their combined investment in energy-saving programs by 45%--or $736 million--largely in response to industry deregulation. [continue reading]
The whole-house concept represents a shift from an exclusive focus on efficiency to a broader focus on a home's health and safety, comfort, durability, and energy efficiency. [continue reading]
Fifteen forward-looking utilities are offering their residential customers a chance to perform energy audits on their own homes, any time of the day, for free. The customers can simply go to the utility's Web site, enter their utility account number, and spend 30 minutes answering questions on-line about their home, appliances, and usage patterns. [continue reading]
When considering installing solar in your home, it can be difficult to decide who to trust. There are many companies ...
Last year was a great year for HPXML, the open data transfer standard for the residential energy efficiency industry. We ...