September 2017 Blog Posts (12)

How To Approach A Home Energy Design Scenario

  When you look at the way air conditioners work in terms of their efficiency, which is to say in terms of the amount of electrical power that is expend to remove a certain quantity of thermal energy in Btu terms, you realize that the air conditioner is much more energy efficient than a furnace.  And hence the concept of the heat pump as a heating system was born from the air conditioner concept because of the efficiency.  What…
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Added by Dannie Jackson on September 30, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

How Much Attic Insulation Do I Need? If I want to build a passive solar heated home?

  I ask this question purely from the stand point of a green built home design where one is thinking of using passive and active solar heating.  This is for a new design and not for retrofitting into current designs.  Furthermore the kind of design I am thinking of utilizes a heat recovery ventilator, and since we can have thermal up drafts that lead air up wards to ventilate out of any crack in the ceiling, we might want to…
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Added by Dannie Jackson on September 30, 2017 at 9:47am — No Comments

Affordable Energy Efficient Design With Initial Renewables

  A so called sustainable design is not sustainable cost wise on the market if its consumer cost falls into the hard to afford range of investments.  What I want to discuss here might seem opposite in some ways to the things we have been taught with regards to building for sustainability.  Many green building visions fall within the unsustainable cost column, where they have to be subsidized to recover their cost hence we can…
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Added by Dannie Jackson on September 30, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

GCE Services is Hiring!!!!!!!!

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Green Coast Enterprises develops real estate and performs a continuum of real estate services focused on urban areas in need of community renewal located in the Southeastern United States, with a special focus on coastal areas threatened by climate change. Our projects are profitable, and they result in economically vital, environmentally superior spaces that are…

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Added by Sikeithia Wilson on September 27, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Home Performance Coalition Announces the Merger of the Home Performance Forum and Home Energy Pros to Become the Premier Sharing Space for Home Energy Professionals

September 26, 2017 - Washington D.C. Creating a collaborative online community for home energy professionals, the Home Performance Coalition unites two premier communities into one dynamic, global social network.



For the past seven years, the home performance industry has had two thriving online communities where members openly discuss topics such as energy efficiency, building science, professional education opportunities, field procedures, program best…

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Added by Home Performance Coalition on September 26, 2017 at 10:45am — No Comments

Home Performance Coalition Announces the Merger of the Home Performance Forum and Home Energy Pros to Become the Premier Sharing Space for Home Energy Professionals

Some exciting changes are coming to Home Energy Pros. 

Looking back, the fruits of seven years spent growing the network include a community of nearly 6,000 members who have collectively generated thousands of pages of crowd-sourced content and discussion (more on that here). Over 3 million non-members have viewed the…

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Added by Evan Mills on September 26, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Race to the Top in Home Energy Performance Data: Why It Pays to Go First

Download RMI’s latest report, An MPG for Homes: Driving Visible Value for Home Energy Performance in Real Estate.

There is tremendous risk and reward to being a first mover. News that Tesla…

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Added by Kelly Vaughn on September 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Efficiency First California on September 21, 2017 at 11:01am — 1 Comment

Upgrade Your Home with Modern Wood Stoves

It is better to be equipped with modern wood stoves as winter is never too far behind. Human fascination with fire has not yet come to an end. Thanks to modern technology, wood stoves on sale today not just serve to add to your home’s beauty but they are also environment friendly.

A wood stove exudes a certain charm and a wide array of…

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Added by Alfie Davis on September 19, 2017 at 8:49am — No Comments

Connecticut Builders at the Forefront of Zero Energy Home Construction

Since 2009, Connecticut utilities Eversource and United Illuminating have provided a stage for builders to compete and showcase their newly-constructed super energy-efficient homes through Energize Connecticut’s Zero Energy Challenge(ZEC).

The Challenge has kick-started a new era of home building in Connecticut. Builders…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on September 15, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

NREL Research Finds That 22% of New Homes Completed in the U.S. in 2016 Were HERS Rated

The National Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (NREL) has been researching the penetration of the HERS Index Score in the U.S. housing market and discovered that in 2016, 22% of all completed new homes in the U.S. were HERS rated, according to David Roberts, NREL Residential Buildings Research Group…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on September 12, 2017 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

Home Energy Pros to close down effective October 1

After a very productive 7 years of growing the Home Energy Pros network, our long-standing financial support from the U.S. Department of Energy for this activity has come to an end. We’ve garnered 5,500 members, who have collectively generated thousands of pages of crowd-sourced content and discussion (more on that here). Over 3 million non-members have viewed the information.  Unfortunately, networks like this don't…

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Added by Evan Mills on September 5, 2017 at 3:30pm — 10 Comments

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