City of Phoenix, APS and RESNET Join Pearl Certification and HomeSmart In Launching Innovative Home Energy Efficiency Plan
Pearl Certification, the City of Phoenix, APS, RESNET and HomeSmart…Continue
Added by Pearl Certification on January 15, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments
By: Kara Saul-Rinaldi, Vice President of Government Affairs & Policy
On January 3, 2019, the members of the 116th Congress were officially sworn in. With many new members and a shift of power in the House of Representatives will come new opportunities, as well as new challenges.
Democrats will now hold the committee…Continue
Added by Home Performance Coalition on January 14, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
By: Joe Cullen, Director of Policy & State Outreach
As part of a coalition of residential energy efficiency organizations including the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA), …Continue
Your clients are likely to have misconceptions about tight houses. Some folks think that houses shouldn’t be tight, that they “need to breathe.” Certainly there have been cases where air-sealing a house has done more harm than good. But just because something has been done incorrectly in the past doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be done or that it can’t be done correctly. When air sealing produces undesirable results, it’s usually because we have either failed to identify and treat…Continue
Added by Jim Gunshinan on January 3, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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
The cause of better homes and better contracting businesses lost its biggest champion this week. Our colleague and friend Mike Rogers succumbed to a horrible and rare form of cancer that appeared suddenly and acted swiftly. There is a hole in the universe today larger than the Grand Canyon that he loved so much.
An outsider looking in would say Mike was an enigma—a policy/industry visionary, incredibly exact person in business, and utter goofball. He didn’t care much what people…Continue
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
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
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
Added by Home Performance Coalition on November 27, 2018 at 11:30am — 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 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
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