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TEDx HPC Conference 2018

http://www.efficiencyfirstca.org/news/2018/06/19/tedx-hpc-conference-2018Posted in Efficiency First CA by Debra LittleThis year, the Home Performance Coalition hosted it's first annual TEDx event at its national conference in Philadelphia. The room was packed, the BYOB was flowing and the energy was lively.Fourteen efficiency…See More
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TEDx HPC Conference 2018

http://www.efficiencyfirstca.org/news/2018/06/19/tedx-hpc-conference-2018Posted in Efficiency First CA by Debra LittleThis year, the Home Performance Coalition hosted it's first annual TEDx event at its national conference in Philadelphia. The room was packed, the BYOB was flowing and the energy was lively.Fourteen efficiency…See More
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Legends of Home Performance: Kevin Kennedy, MPH, CIEC, Dir Environmental Health, Children's Mercy Hospital

"Thanks for posting Diane Chojnowski! We have a few more left in the video series to post. Here's the article about the project. HEM_Fall_2017_PDF.Little_back%20porch%20%282%29.pdf"
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"The avg scores are interesting. Are there comparative numbers for previous years? I thought they reported closer to 50% of new construction in US a few years back.  "
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"Well, at least the air sealing job in the attic will be much easier. Did they really go 50 years like that?"
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"Wow, 1964.  No one ever thought to have a look huh.  Most likely one owner home."
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Film Festival, HPC Nat. Conf- Calling for your video submissions! at HPC National Conference Nashville, TN

March 20, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
The Film Festival showcases videos that drive demand for Home Performance. Open call happening now. We invite you to submit your videos to be a part of 2017 festival March 19-22.Topics: We focus on 1- Home energy upgrade stories and 2- testimonials. These and others that 1- Home energy upgrade stories and2- testimonials. These and others that These and others that help HP contractors resonate with clients and increase sales will be considered.Length: less than 5 minutes is preferred. Contact…See More
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Building Carbon Zero 2015. Passive House CA with City of Palo Alto 2015 summit. Produced by Debra Little. Shot on iPhone 5. Everyone can make videos with the tools in your back pocket!
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Building Carbon Zero 2015. Passive House CA with City of Palo Alto 2015 summit. Produced by Debra Little. Shot on iPhone 5. Everyone can make videos with the tools in your back pocket!
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Home performance, sustainable, measured performance. Valuation/appraiser of green, energy efficient homes. Healthy, comfortable, feasible, aesthetics, beauty.

Instructor, course developer, "Green Home Expertise for Real Estate Professionals" offered throughout CA via PG&E. For real estate agents, appraisers, lenders. Emphasis: measured performance, beyond-box appraising. Or is that OOB? Out Of Box Appraising of green homes. Can we call it OOB? BBA, OOBA....OOBA!
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TEDx HPC Conference 2018

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Posted in Efficiency First CA by Debra Little

This year, the Home Performance Coalition hosted it's first annual TEDx event at its national conference in Philadelphia. The room was packed, the BYOB was flowing and the…

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FHFA is seeking our advice now through March 17.  

Please participate by submitting your comments!

 

GOAL:  That disclosure of home energy costs (at time of sale or rent) be federally mandated.

 

The “Duty to Serve” rule is a new opportunity, A NEW WAY IN, an alternate route separate from the SAVE Act (still being considered in the senate) to accomplish energy cost transparency. It’s new but we have a short window of…

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At 2:29pm on April 15, 2014, David Eggleton said…

Welcome to the Considering Permaculture/Transition group, Debra.  I look forward to your contributions, comments and questions.

At 1:34am on February 10, 2011, Tom White said…

Debra,

thanks for the friend request.  I deleted the video but you can probably get it to work here: http://hosting2.epresence.tv/LBL/1/watch/131.aspx  Let me know if that works.

Tom

 
 
 

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