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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, 2017 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

Tags: Performance, Home, Efficiency, Energy

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

Started Jun 14, 2017 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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KRicket Smith-Gary commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Is Health The Future of Home Performance?
"While discussing health benefits for various retrofits and new construction, please also keep in mind that building materials themselves can cause allergies.  Of course, everyone is different in this regard and what is safe for one might be…"
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Luke Langhals commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Is Health The Future of Home Performance?
"I received a call from a recent ERV installation stating that she painted a bedroom in her house. She said the house smelled terribly of paint fumes (naturally...) and she had hoped her ERV would help alleviate the issue. Upon some over-the-phone…"
Jan 8
Chris Dorsi commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Is Health The Future of Home Performance?
"I have to agree with most of Charles' assumptions, especially his experience with health benefits becoming apparent AFTER the job. Many years ago, we had good luck selling many retrofit packages that included air-sealing, source control, and…"
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tedkidd commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Is Health The Future of Home Performance?
"Hi Stephen! The most difficult change is shifting to a "charge for your time" model - no more free visits or estimates. No free consulting. Even our voicemail drives people to our website. Not "selling" the value of our initial…"
Jan 4
Stephen Standley commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Is Health The Future of Home Performance?
"Hi tedkidd, I'm trying to figure out how to move from a energy audit first approach too. Can you explain your smaller steps medical model?"
Jan 4
tedkidd commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Is Health The Future of Home Performance?
"The "selling energy audit" out of the gate model is out if order. Surgeons don't sell surgery, or even super complex diagnostics over the phone. Like surgery, energy audits are NOT something everyone needs. More importantly, energy…"
Jan 4
Efficiency First California's blog post was featured

Is Health The Future of Home Performance?

In a previous blog, The Latest Trend in Home Performance: Why You Should Be Concerned, I expressed some concerns about a recent trend in home performance of contractors focusing on the health benefits of retrofits as the…See More
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Efficiency First California posted a blog post

Is Health The Future of Home Performance?

In a previous blog, The Latest Trend in Home Performance: Why You Should Be Concerned, I expressed some concerns about a recent trend in home performance of contractors focusing on the health benefits of retrofits as the…See More
Jan 2
Charles Cormany commented on Efficiency First California's blog post 3 Myths About Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
"Eric - Re:Filters. I agree that cheap filters do very little to catch PM 2.5. I was suggesting cheap filters after seeing tons of folks rush to the store and purchasing very restrictive "allergen" filters. Considering the condition of most…"
Dec 18, 2017
Eric Werling commented on Efficiency First California's blog post 3 Myths About Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
"Nice article, but you got one point very wrong. On the one hand you recognized that PM 2.5 (very small, invisible particles suspended in the air for a long time) is among the worst of the indoor air pollutants in terms of long term health…"
Dec 14, 2017
Efficiency First California's blog post was featured

3 Myths About Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Recently I wrote a blog about the October 2017 firestorms in Northern California. I live and work in the city of Sonoma and was directly affected by the fires. My family and I evacuated our home and waited out the fires on safer grounds until the danger passed. We are OK, life has resumed, but the impact on the region will last for several years.In my last post, I wrote about how air quality was impacted in the area, and how people responded by using N95 face masks to protect themselves--a…See More
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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, 2017

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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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Is Health The Future of Home Performance?

Posted on January 2, 2018 at 8:26pm 6 Comments

In a previous blog, The Latest Trend in Home Performance: Why You Should Be Concerned, I expressed some concerns about a recent trend in home performance of contractors focusing on the health…

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3 Myths About Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 3:43pm 2 Comments

Misconceptions About Air Quality and Home Performance

Recently I wrote a blog about the October 2017 firestorms in Northern California. I live and work in the city of Sonoma and was directly affected by the fires. My family and I evacuated our home and waited out the fires on safer grounds until the danger passed. We are OK, life has resumed, but the impact on the region will last for several years.

In my last post, I wrote about how air quality was impacted in the area, and how people responded by using N95 face masks…

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Fire, Smoke, and N-95s

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 3:41pm 0 Comments

Northern California’s wine country lies about 45 miles North of San Francisco. There are two prominent valleys, lauded for their beauty and serenity, with rich soils and the perfect climate for growing grapes. The region produces some of the finest wines in the world.

I live and work in the town of…

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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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