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Framing production combined with air sealing

Posted by Michael Schettine on February 15, 2018 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Building Tighter Homes with Gasketed Framing

If you follow our blog, you know that we talk quite a bit about building science. In fact, we wrote a primer on how builders can use building science to produce more durable, comfortable, and energy-efficient homes. We also share…

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Home Performance Coalition Calls on Congress to Support Federal Energy Efficiency Programs

Posted by Diane Chojnowski on February 12, 2018 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Today, President Trump released his budget for fiscal year (FY) 2019, which includes a significant cut in funding for residential energy efficiency programs at the Department of Energy (DOE). The Weatherization Assistance Program, Energy STAR, and the State Energy Program are zeroed out completely in the President’s budget.

DOE’s residential energy efficiency programs are vital to advancing the…

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Andrew Scatizzi- Stick to the Basics in New Construction

Posted by Home Energy Magazine on February 6, 2018 at 5:00pm 4 Comments

Thousands of energy models for newly constructed single family homes is a treasure trove of information if you’re like me and have a zealous obsession with cutting kilowatt-hours. As the utility company, we pay monetary incentives to builders that construct homes above an energy baseline, which in 2017 was a mixture of codes and measures from 2009 and 2015 IECC, with the overall goal of cutting peak demand and electricity consumption. The one overarching theme after reading through thousands…

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HPC Files Comments to Four Illinois Utilities' Energy Efficiency Plans

Posted by Home Performance Coalition on January 31, 2018 at 9:36am 0 Comments

On January 29, 2018, the Home Performance Coalition submitted comments on four Illinois investor owned utilities’ energy efficiency plans. Comments on the Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas and Peoples Gas Plans were submitted through the Illinois Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Advisory Group which reports its evaluations to the Illinois Commerce Commission.…
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