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Great example of the use of retrofit case studies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane Chojnowski Jul 6, 2012. 1 Reply

The Claremont Home Energy Retrofit Project, known by the awesome acronym CHERP, is one of the most successful community outreach programs I've seen anywhere in the country (very high return on very…Continue

Pinterest for Energy Efficiency

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Brooks Jun 17, 2012. 14 Replies

I've been experimenting with Pinterest for a few weeks, and am increasingly falling in love with it. While many consider it to be primarily the realm of gorgeous imagery, recipes and pretty consumer…Continue

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Energy Circle
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Energy efficiency, home performance business operations and marketing, monitoring, policy, web development.
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Understanding Lead Gen Services for Home Performance Businesses

Posted on February 4, 2012 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

This is cross posted from the Energy Circle PRO Blog.

Everyone wants more and better leads, and a lot of people have been asking me recently about Lead Generation Services, particularly since I open sourced the Cost per Acquisition Model for Home Performance Businesses.

What is…

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Steve Jobs's Lessons for the Home Performance Industry

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

Mac vs PC Home performance is to Apple as standard building practices are to the generic PC industry. We, the adherents to the whole house, high quality approach to assessing and managing the performance of homes, are Apple. The standard, old school, business-as-usual approach to building and renovating homes is the rest of the computer industry.

This idea got seeded after reading James Stewart's article,…

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Local Search Ranking Factors 2011: Key Takeaways for Home Energy Pros.

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

Note: This post is cross-listed from the Energy Circle PRO blog.

Local Search guru David Mihm provides an extraordinary service to all of us by annually compiling the most important Local Search Ranking Factors as assessed by a group of leading consultants and thinkers in the local field. Since no one really knows what the search engine…

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Have a Listen: "The Blower Door Man is Coming to Town" from the Energy Circle Lounge

Posted on December 23, 2010 at 12:44pm 7 Comments

This past weekend Martin Holladay posted a series of "Christmas Carols from the Energy Nerd," classic Christmas songs hilariously rewritten for building energy nerds like us... and probably you, too.

So one of our team members, Greg -- a man of great talent and true genius -- decided to put one of them to a tune.

Special thanks to Martin Holladay for permission to sing his song. In…

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At 1:57am on November 19, 2010, Tom White said…
Welcome Peter. Thanks for joining and spreading the good word about HEPros. Tom
At 6:13pm on October 12, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…
Hi Peter,

I was so excited to see you join us! I follow you on twitter and enjoy your blogs. We hope you will share them here as well. Feel free to blog, start forum discussions, start a group with a specific topic, share your videos, and post upcoming events that would be of interest to the group.

There's lots to do here. If you have questions, let me know.

We're glad you're here!
Diane
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