A south facing window in any Passive Solar House design can be optimized by using a flat black metal shade to create a solar space heating panel…Continue
Added by Dannie Jackson on December 14, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments
Here is a snap shot of my current 3D green home design project, this shows what I am working on. It is incomplete at the moment however this is version two, the first version is complete but lacks the fine details required for a to scale accurate model and so I am working on that in version 2.
Been away awhile and busy,…
Added by Dannie Jackson on December 14, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
Added by Jim Gunshinan on December 13, 2018 at 12:38pm — No Comments
When my fifteen-year-old son returned with a concert ticket in one hand and cash in the other, that’s when I knew he would probably be ok in this world. He had decided last minute to tag along to go see Jason Isbell in concert. He didn’t have a ticket, but we knew the show wasn’t sold out. But we also knew that being a teenager without a job, he didn’t…Continue
Added by Pearl Certification on December 13, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments
With so much product innovation happening in HVAC and solar, many companies are adding new services like battery storage or ductless heat pumps. With all the coordination and planning it takes to purchase the correct equipment, polish off your certifications, and nail down pricing, it is easy to forget that your website should reflect your new…Continue
Added by Energy Circle on December 6, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
Pearl Certification is excited to announce a new chapter in its partnership with HomeSmart International to help Phoenix homeowners capture incremental value of their energy efficient, solar and other performance upgrades when they…Continue
Added by Pearl Certification on November 29, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments
Jargon and technical terms are a part of everyday life in the home performance, solar and HVAC industries.
See? I’ve already used an acronym that my own mother didn’t know when I brought it up at the Thanksgiving dinner table. If you’re a heating and air conditioning contractor, “HVAC” may be how you describe the scope of your services; but we…Continue
Added by Energy Circle on November 29, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
If you had a choice between building new homes that meet basic standards and building comfortable, healthy homes that dramatically cut energy bills, which would you prefer? How about if the low-energy homes cost the same (or nearly the same) as a standard home to build? If the cost is relatively equal, shouldn’t every new home be built this…Continue
By Alisa Petersen
If you had a choice between building new homes that meet basic standards and building comfortable, healthy homes that dramatically cut energy bills, which would you prefer? How about if the low-energy homes cost the same (or nearly the same) as a standard home to build? If the cost is relatively equal, shouldn’t every new home be built this way?
A recent Rocky Mountain Institute report,…Continue
Added by Rebecca Cole on November 27, 2018 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Added by Home Performance Coalition on November 27, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments
A wood burning fireplace is one of the most gorgeous, elegant and potentially least expensive fireplaces on the market. The basic idea of maintaining your fireplace is to keep the fireplace clean and in good condition. Here are 5 essential tips on how to maintain your wood burning fireplace and increases its durability. (Information Credit –…Continue
Added by Alfie Davis on November 27, 2018 at 9:18am — No Comments
Lately, I've been writing occasional articles for our Home Performance contractors. For this post, I'm skipping the usual technical advice and focusing instead on an industry leader who recently left us.
This is the sixth edition of Efficiency Vermont’s “Thoughts of Home” series as written by Dave Keefe. It is intended for building science…Continue
Whether you’re launching a new service within your HVAC, home performance or solar company, or you’re looking to revitalize your company’s overall marketing strategy, it’s important to understand the purpose of every tactic in your digital marketing arsenal.
You may have been surprised to learn in…Continue
Added by Energy Circle on November 21, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments
Many people recognize the need for increased efforts to reduce energy consumption and make communities cleaner. As cities strive to reduce pollution and conserve energy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has recognized the ones making the largest strides in this area.
Based on their scores on the…Continue
Added by Jim Gunshinan on November 19, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments
If you caught our webinar a couple weeks back, then you probably heard us hinting at how the images on your website and in your Google Knowledge Panel can have a major impact on how potential customers view you as a business. If you want to…Continue
Added by Energy Circle on November 14, 2018 at 1:31pm — No Comments
If you are a business owner, no matter the industry, you’ve likely heard armchair marketing advice akin to “Oh, you’ve got to be active on social media these days.” And while this isn’t entirely false for HVAC, home performance and solar companies (we still strongly recommend it and manage social media campaigns for our clients), it’s time to “put…Continue
During the winter, your heating system works overtime, so you should hire a professional HVAC contactor to get a preventive checkup of your heating system, before this. Yearly HVAC maintenance will also help you to avoid heating repair bills. Make sure your heating system is working…Continue
All the solar in the world won't keep you comfortable.
Written because "insulation" and "airtightness" won't officially be mandated by code until the 2015 IECC is adopted here in Hawaii in March 2019, so we have a good…Continue
Added by Home Performance Coalition on October 30, 2018 at 12:01pm — No Comments
As leaders in the residential energy efficiency industry, the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) responded to the September 2018 request by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) to provide feedback that supports the state's development of its 2019 Energy Master Plan.
Added by Jim Gunshinan on October 26, 2018 at 2:37pm — No Comments