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Tonight is EFCA's Monthly Online Meeting for Contractors

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If anyone is interested tonight at 5:30 PM PST is EFCA's once a month virtual meeting for contractors. Our monthly North Bay virtual chapter meeting is open to the entire state of California,…Continue

Tags: Home, Performance, Advocacy, Cormany, Efficiency

Will you be in the Los Angeles area Tuesday, July 25, 2017?

Started Jul 12 0 Replies

If anyone is interested EFCA is having our in person Southern California home performance contractor meeting in Los Angeles, California Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM. For more…Continue

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Do you like pizza and discussing home performance and energy efficiency topics?

Started Jun 14 0 Replies

If anyone is interested EFCA is having our in person Northern California home performance contractor meeting in Berkeley, California next Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM. For more…Continue

 

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Dannie Jackson commented on Efficiency First California's blog post The Latest Trend in Home Performance: Why You Should Be Concerned
"Interesting overview, I have seen such over time where such concerns for things as spray in foam have caused concern for potential off gassing, and I can understand the concern especially when it goes wrong and is costly to remove and fix.  I…"
Oct 1
Efficiency First California's blog post was featured

The Latest Trend in Home Performance: Why You Should Be Concerned

For the past couple of years there has been a lot of conversation in the industry about indoor air quality and the health benefits of home performance upgrades. Even the certification folks have jumped on the bandwagon, offering special certifications for home inspections that focus on health and indoor air quality. There…See More
Sep 21
Efficiency First California posted a blog post

The Latest Trend in Home Performance: Why You Should Be Concerned

For the past couple of years there has been a lot of conversation in the industry about indoor air quality and the health benefits of home performance upgrades. Even the certification folks have jumped on the bandwagon, offering special certifications for home inspections that focus on health and indoor air quality. There…See More
Sep 21
Efficiency First California posted a discussion

Tonight is EFCA's Monthly Online Meeting for Contractors

If anyone is interested tonight at 5:30 PM PST is EFCA's once a month virtual meeting for contractors. Our monthly North Bay virtual chapter meeting is open to the entire state of California, continuing on the first Wednesday of every month. Anyone is welcome to join and feel free to share.  Please add this virtual meeting calendar reminder to your calendar …See More
Sep 6
Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. liked Efficiency First California's blog post Will ZNE Transform Energy Efficiency?
Aug 21
Efficiency First California's blog post was featured

Building a Clean Energy Future, Respect for the People Who Will Build It

You don’t need to spend a great of time deal in the policy world before you hear a conversation about workforce development. In fact, the Energy Upgrade California incentive program was originally created as a workforce development solution. Flashback to 2008, the Great Recession: contractors were out of work and the economy was in a downward spiral. The incoming Obama administration designed a program to stimulate the economy. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law…See More
Apr 26
Efficiency First California posted a blog post

Building a Clean Energy Future, Respect for the People Who Will Build It

You don’t need to spend a great of time deal in the policy world before you hear a conversation about workforce development. In fact, the Energy Upgrade California incentive program was originally created as a workforce development solution. Flashback to 2008, the Great Recession: contractors were out of work and the economy was in a downward spiral. The incoming Obama administration designed a program to stimulate the economy. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law…See More
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Efficiency First California is a member-based, non-profit, trade organization for building science and energy efficiency upgrade contractors in California. We represent the contractor in state policy discussions and provide up to date information to our members on issues critical to the future success of their businesses. We strive to build a sustainable marketplace that will ensure the long-term success of the industry and the health of our state and its residents.
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The Latest Trend in Home Performance: Why You Should Be Concerned

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 11:01am 1 Comment

For the past couple of years there has been a lot of conversation in the industry about indoor air quality and the health benefits of home performance upgrades. Even the certification folks have jumped on the bandwagon, offering special certifications for home inspections that focus on health and indoor…

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Will ZNE Transform Energy Efficiency?

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 10:19pm 0 Comments

There is a lot of conversation these days about making buildings Zero Net Energy (ZNE). The basic idea is that a ZNE house or building produces as much energy as it uses in a year. Early adopters have been interested in ZNE building for years, but its only recently that…

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It’s Time to Stop Using Fire in Our Homes

Posted on July 18, 2017 at 9:39pm 1 Comment

At some point in time man gained control over fire. Fire was very useful: it could be used to cook food, provide light, and its heat allowed us to survive in hostile environments.

Thousands of years later, some things haven’t changed much. Whether we have a natural gas or propane furnace or (in some parts of…

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Building a Clean Energy Future, Respect for the People Who Will Build It

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 4:29pm 0 Comments

What a dream job should look like

You don’t need to spend a great of time deal in the policy world before you hear a conversation about workforce development. In fact, the Energy Upgrade California incentive program was originally created as a workforce development solution. Flashback to 2008, the Great Recession: contractors were out of work and the economy was in a downward spiral. The incoming Obama administration designed a program to stimulate the economy. The American Recovery and Reinvestment…

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