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Government Sites
  • Austin Energy Green Building Program
  • California Energy Commission
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse
  • Energy Efficient Technology Division at Lawrence Berkeley Lab
  • Energy Star
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Florida Solar Energy Center
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center
  • Wisconsin Focus on Energy

  • Educational Resources
  • HVAC Education This website contains statistics and links to the best sources on the subject of HVAC, including information on Certifications, Resources on How to Find an HVAC Job and more.
  • The Healthy House Institute Provides consumers information to make their homes healthier.
  • Average Daily Temperature Archive University of Dayton
  • Best of Building Science Online training for home performance professionals provided by the best of building scientists.
  • The Energy Hog Kids (and adults) learn to defeat the Energy Hog in their homes.
  • Energy Quest Energy info for grade schoolers
  • Institute of Environmental Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • PG&E Energy and Training
  • The Solar Energy Laboratory University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • The Weatherization Training Center at The Pennsylvania College of Technology

  • Organizations
  • Affordable Comfort
  • Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
  • The Alliance to Save Energy
  • American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Association of Energy Services Professionals
  • Build It Green a membership supported non-profit organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient homes in California.
  • Builders Without Borders Builders who form partnerships with others around the world to create affordable and sustainable housing.
  • Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies
  • Efficiency Vermont
  • Energy Efficient Building Association (EEBA)
  • Environmental and Energy Study Institute
  • Refrigeration Service Engineers Society
  • Southface Energy Institute
  • U.S. Green Building Council

  • Home Performance Specialists
  • CMC Energy Services
  • Ecotope A small consulting firm with a strong commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability.
  • Efficiency First California (Formerly CBPCA, Efficiency First and CBPCA merged in Nov. 2012)
  • Energy Conservatory's Contractor List
  • Global Buildings Performance Network
  • Infiltec's List of Blower Door Analysts and Contractors
  • Performance Systems Development

  • Information Clearinghouses
  • Clean Power Campaign Advocating for policies and programs geared toward sustainable, renewable resources
  • DOE Building Energy Codes Resource for energy code compliance, development, adoption, implementation, and enforcement.
  • Energy Ideas Clearing House
  • Envirolink
  • Environmental Organization WebDirectory
  • Global Green USA Has been a national leader in advocating for smart solutions to global warming including green building for affordable housing, schools, cities and communities that save money, improve health and create green jobs.
  • Internetwork For Sustainability

  • Magazines
  • Environmental Building News
  • GRIST Online magazine

  • Training for Professionals
  • Please see our Contractor Training Guide

  • Consumer Resources
  • EcoIQ.com products and services to promote economically and ecologically bencificial community, business, and personal decisions
  • Home Energy Saver Do-it-yourself home energy audit and more.

  • Energy Software
  • Building Energy Software Tools Directory
  • EnergyPro Building Energy Analysis Software
  • EPS Auditor Software
  • EQuest Energy simulation tool
  • Hancock's HEAT
  • Home Energy Saver Pro The energy assessment tool for home energy professionals.
  • ImproveBuild RBS Remodeler's Business Solution software
  • Optimiser
  • REM/Design Energy Efficient design software
  • TecBlast Duct testing
  • TecLog2 Data logging software
  • Tectite The Energy Conservatory's building airtightness test analysis programs for PC computers
  • Tendril Energy saving, Consumer engagement, applications and services. Recurve company was purchased by Tendrill as well.
  • Advertiser Links

    • EEBA For over 30 years, EEBA has built a reputable foundation as the leading resource for information and education for sustainable building. New legislation and rating systems have created unprecedented demand for professionals that understand sustainable design and that can implement its principles in the construction of buildings and communities. EEBA's philosophy provides an overarching framework of principles, issues, technologies and history of the sustainable building movement to meet this demand. Home Energy is excited to have partnered with EEBA this year to develop the market and the workforce for building and servicing high performance homes!

    • Air Cycler The AirCycler® products are designed and manufactured by the Lipidex Corporation, a Massachusetts computer and electronic design and manufacturing business since 1989. AirCycler® products were born out of the US Department of Energy’s Building America program.

    • The Energy Conservatory Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Energy Conservatory (TEC) is known worldwide as a leader in the building performance testing industry. Since 1981, our goal has been to provide building professionals with the specialized tools and support needed to create more efficient, affordable and healthy buildings.

    • Habitat X Habitat X provides educational and inspirational training solutions to the sustainable housing industry, working with individuals and organizations to optimize the performance of people and their systems. Habitat X hosts their Summer National Conference, a respected strategic planning event for the sustainable housing industry where committed professionals gather to optimize the performance of their organizations.

    • ACI/HPC ACI, now the Home Performance Coaltion, a non-profit organization, is celebrating 30 years of training building and housing professionals! Founded as the Affordable Comfort Conference in 1986, ACI's roots are in defining the best way to make homes energy efficient, without harming the residents and the building. Home Energy is happy to announce that we have partnered with ACI, to further develop the market and workforce for building and servicing high performance homes!

    • Building Performance Institute (BPI) BPI offers nationally recognized training, certification, accreditation, and quality-assurance programs. Home Energy is happy to announce that we have partnered with BPI to develop the market and the workforce for building and servicing high performance homes!

    • EFI was incorporated May 25th, 1982 by six non-profit energy organizations with the purposes of helping those member groups and other organizations economically purchase quality conservation products and assisting the public in using energy resources efficiently.

    • Retrotec Retrotec manufactures blower doors (or door fans) that are used in over 40 countries to measure the leakage rate of buildings, houses, rooms, ductwork and enclosures.

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