For years now, many of the most connected North American housing professionals have derived inspiration and guidance from A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, the seminal handbook to community and housing design that was authored by Christopher Alexander…Continue
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During Women's History Month, Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) highlights influential women who work to advance Minnesota's clean energy industry. This year …Continue
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On April 24, 2018, Pearl CEO Cynthia Adams received the prestigious Linda Wigington Leadership Award at the 2018 National Home Performance Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Cynthia was introduced to the audience as a change agent, community advocate and industry mentor.
“Cynthia, the impressive work you did at LEAP and now with Pearl Certification stood out to us as truly worthy of our highest honor. The work being done at Pearl is changing the relationship between…Continue
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At this year's national conference and trade show we networked, learned, laughed and grew! Thank you for sharing your week with us.
To recap, together we:
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Since 1980, the Center for…Continue
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I got a question from a PV salesperson about SHW, went to energy code trainings and SHW came up, and have been reminded a lot lately that SHW is a viable option. I had to write it down to organize it before it all went away. Here in Hawaii, passive solar systems are prevalent because we don't have to worry about freezing so much. We also have $0.34/kWh electricity on the Big Island.
link to blog:…Continue
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When it comes to energy, society is at a crossroads. Our existing supplies are heavily based on fossil fuels, a limited and dirty solution. There is no question that we must transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future. Fortunately, there are alternatives…Continue
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The sessions I attended on Health and Housing were fantastic. It’s good to see the home performance community becoming more and more identified…Continue
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Minnesota’s e21 Initiative, coordinated by CEE and Great…Continue
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It’s a common practice to try to encourage or change behavior with incentives. Parents do it all the time. Have you ever agreed to do something for the reward that was promised upon completion? Finished your dinner so you could have ice cream? Or as Pink Floyd famously sang “how can you have any pudding if…Continue
Getting ready for HPC18? Plan to stop by the Faces of EE photo booth on April 24 to receive a FREE portrait by a top rated photographer. By participating, you will also be entered in a drawing to win a 2019 national conference registration.
You can get a headshot for yourself and…Continue
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The Department of Energy projects that by the year 2027, LEDs could result in nationwide savings of $30 billion, making them a practical, energy-saving option for both residential and commercial buildings. With a…Continue
What's the single biggest challenge I've faced in operating a company that specializes in Gas Piping, Air Duct Cleaning, and Ventilation?
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I was spending a month in Oregon (in an off-grid community of mud huts and organic food) when the fires began raging in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino Counties. Driving home to the Bay…Continue
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We’re taking a departure from the goings on at the state capital and will instead focus on some events that are occurring across the state of California.
The landscape for energy efficiency incentive programs in California is changing. Late last year, a program in Southern California…Continue
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Want to help advance our industry, without spending time on policy advocacy? Here are two simple, easy ways to amplify the importance of Energy Efficiency (EE):
1. Get a free professional headshot at HPC18
2. Show off your company and tell your story
Boost EE’s Signal
If you agree that policymakers need to see what powerful job creation looks like, Faces of EE is a proven method to get there. You can join the 800+ pros already in Faces of EE to show…
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Part I of our series on energy poverty discussed addressing the root causes of the issue rather than the current band-aid solution. While current programs…Continue
Finding ways to make housing affordable has troubled society for decades. Lack of affordable housing is linked to a host of social issues, including underemployment, drug abuse, domestic violence, and poor health.…Continue
Chris Stratton and Wen Lee…Continue