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Home Performance Contractors Business Development Guide
This compilation of articles was created for DOE and EPA's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. The guide includes best practices, certification advice, a lead form, and invaluable professional business strategies. The 48-page educational guide also offers a look at driving home performance from complexity to simplicity.
This comprehensive resource is packed with tips on improving existing equipment and guidance for when and why to invest in new purchases, as well as a reminder to check local government and utilities for purchase or retrofit grants or incentives.
A Passive House is a highly energy-efficient building, one that can be conditioned passively without much, if any, fossil fuel use. This approach to designing superinsulated, airtight buildings was first used in the United States to create single-family homes.
Pro Guide — Air-Conditioning
This back-to-basics Pro Guide covers: Homeowner and Contractor Misconceptions * Rightsizing * Pressure testing * Brazing techniques * Correcting Charge and Airflow Deficiencies. Includes Glossary of Key Cooling Terms.
This is a special compilation we created for the U.S. Dept. of Energy and EPA's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. This cutting-edge handbook encompasses best practices, cost-effective retrofit measures, an inspection checklist, and invaluable professional business strategies. The 48-page educational guide also offers a look at where the Home Performance industry has been, where it is now, and where it's going.
Home Performance Contracting Indoor Air Quality and Lead-Safe Guide
This special "IAQ and Lead-Safe Guide" is a great addition to your home performance toolbox. It walks you through critical topics all home performance contractors need to understand—mold and moisture control, ventilation systems, combustion appliance testing, house pressure dynamics, lead-safe work practices, and more.
Home Energy's 25th Anniversary CD-ROM edition contains a compilation of the most helpful articles from over 60 issues from 2000 to 2008, sorted by Keyword, Author, and Issue.
Conceived in Germany, the Passive House approach to designing, building, and retrofitting homes and commercial buildings ushers in a means of predictably creating very energy-efficient buildings.
This DVD created by Larry Weingarten, long-time water heater expert and general contractor, describes the whole process of designing and building a home that is super efficient, comfortable and inexpensive. It contains ideas and resources useful when remodeling, building from scratch, or just trying to live more efficiently with what you have.
Authors Katrin Klingenberg, Mike Kernagis, and Mary James deliver solutions for home builders to meet the demand for energy-efficient, healthy, and durable homes, delivering dramatically lower energy costs and carbon emissions.
This 90 minute DVD takes you through a complete home energy audit and covers all the material you need to study to pass the Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst and Envelope Professional field exams.
Authors John Krigger and Kris Dorsi have been preaching the whole-house gospel for many years, and this book condenses their broad hands-on experience into an easy-to-use guide for the homeowner/DIYer.
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