November 2014 Blog Posts (11)

Important Facts about Solar Energy

“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” - Thomas Alva Edison.



We’ve all learnt about the importance of renewable energy, especially solar energy, back in school days. However, it was only when we discovered that levels of our non-renewable energy sources are going down that we realized the importance of utilizing the benefits of renewable sources. That…

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Added by Shashank Kirloskar on November 26, 2014 at 11:17pm — 1 Comment

Poor HVAC Installation Leads to Increased Energy Use

A new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) revealed that poor installation of air conditioning and heat pump units often leads to unsatisfactory energy performance. This research took three years to compile, with the help of surveys, field evidence, and various measurements for modeling. The most common installation errors included leaky ducts, improper refrigerant charge, oversizing of systems, and restricted…

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Added by Everblue Training on November 26, 2014 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

So you want / need to pass RESNET’s CAZ Tests?

As many know, by the end of this year all HERS Raters & Field Inspectors (RFI’s) in good standing must complete a three prong CAZ training & testing requirement (assuming it was not part of their original training). While one can debate should they or shouldn’t they have done this, the die has been cast and the mandate has been made. In case this is news to you,…

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Added by Sean Lintow Sr on November 19, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

RESNET Combustion Safety Deadline is Near

An important deadline is looming for existing HERS Raters. By January 1, 2015, all existing Raters must have passed both the combustion safety written and simulation exams to maintain their certification. If existing Raters do not successfully complete these tasks, they will lose their certification and will not be able to perform home energy ratings as part of their business. This also applies to existing RESNET Rating Field Inspectors.

If you earned your HERS certification prior to…

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Added by Everblue Training on November 18, 2014 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Foundation Repair Tips

Foundation Repair Tips

Mechanical strain gauge installed to measure the growth of foundation cracks…

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Added by Crawl Space Repair Company on November 17, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Introduction!

I’m very excited to share my very first blog post on Home Energy Pros. I'm looking forward to sharing information about health, wellness and clean air technology and meet others who are as passionate about these subjects as I am. For years, I suffered from…

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Added by Tom Lozano on November 14, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Multifamily Buildings Are Now Eligible to Apply for ENERGY STAR Certification

Sandeep and Carolyn Sood own several apartment buildings in Chicago, but the 55-unit building at 6731 S. Jeffery Boulevard is special. The building is one of the first in the country to receive the new ENERGY STAR® certification for multifamily buildings.

“For us, it’s an important designation. It shows people that want to live here that we care.…

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Added by Melissa Ulbricht on November 13, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Lighting Services for Aliens

You have probably seen those amazing images of the world at night as observed from space—hundreds of times. Below is one photo, but many others show expanded views of smaller areas. I still marvel at how those necklaces of light show the shapes of our cities. The lights tell stories, too. For example, the Korean peninsula appears surgically sliced at the Demilitarized Zone,…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on November 12, 2014 at 4:31pm — 2 Comments

Phoenix solar home sales by Zip Code for Jan-Sept 2014

From January 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014, several areas saw significant solar home sales when compared to the other areas of the Phoenix area.  The top five zip codes were:

  1. Goodyear (85338) with 40 solar home sales
  2. Peoria (85383) with 39 solar home sales
  3. Sun City West (85375) with 32 solar home sales
  4. Laveen (85339) with 22 solar home sales
  5. Buckeye (85396) with 22 solar home sales

During this time, there were a total of 809…

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Added by Rob Madden on November 12, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Phoenix Solar Home Sales Are Flat in October 2014

Phoenix solar home sales were up 2 percent in the month of October but the news is not all rosy, according to data from the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS).

In October 2014, there were a total of 102 solar home sales, 44 solar homes had a solar lease while the other 58 homes had an owned solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof. October returned to the…

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Added by Rob Madden on November 3, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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