Celebrating Our Founder

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Celebrating Our Founder

For nearly 20 years, Alan Meier and I have had on one level a typical editor/author relationship. I bug him about writing the next editorial for Home Energy, and he procrastinates until the last minute. ...

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PACE Alive and Well // Part 4: Maximizing Savings Through Solar

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February 27, 2017

This is part 4 of a series that describes how PACE financing is revolutionizing the home performance contracting industry. Homeowner Loreen Hasenin was looking for a way to get her A/C bills under control before ... [continue reading]

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One Year Later: Ten Lessons from the Grissom Lane Net Zero Senior Apartments

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October 16, 2016

Designed, built, and managed by Community Housing Partners (CHP), Grissom Lane Apartments in Blacksburg, Virginia, are affordable homes for seniors and the first EarthCraft Virginia Net Zero Certified homes in the state. As such, each ... [continue reading]

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HERO Program Adds Value for Homeowners, Communities, and Contractors

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September 20, 2016

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 ... [continue reading]

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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]

BPA Urges Congress to Advance Energy Efficiency in Buildings to Address the Climate Crisis

Kara Saul Rinaldi

BPA Urges Congress to Advance Energy Efficiency in Buildings to Address the Climate Crisis

The Building Performance Association Urges Congress to Advance Energy Efficiency in Buildings to Address the Climate Crisis, Create Jobs, and ...

What Contractors Wish Homeowners Knew About Building or Renovating a Home

Megan Ray Nichols

What Contractors Wish Homeowners Knew About Building or Renovating a Home

Most homeowners don't know what goes into the planning and construction of a house. And the rise of home improvement ...

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