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Our First Year with Solar Panels, by Chris Stratton

 A local solar company putting supports for PV panels on our roof. No that's not a tiny man on the ladder.

A local solar company…

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Added by Jim Gunshinan on July 16, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Making a Difference in DC: First Annual Contractor Lobby Day

In April 2018, members from across the home performance industry traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the first annual Contractor Lobby Day. The lobby day, which was sponsored by E4TheFuture, consisted of meetings with members of Congress and their staff to advocate for residential energy efficiency/home performance policy. The event was free to attend and provided an…

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Added by Home Performance Coalition on July 10, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Consortium for Energy Efficiency Report – High Stakes for Energy Efficiency

Given the critical role that state and local energy policy and regulations play in the development of energy efficiency marketplaces, HPC focuses on removing state and local barriers to the growth of small businesses seeking to thrive in the residential energy efficiency marketplace. HPC's policy efforts are focused on state-based cost-effectiveness testing.

Why this focus?

Virtually every state uses some version of the five cost…

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Added by Home Performance Coalition on July 6, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments

2018 MN Legislature: Session Wrap-Up

On May 22, the Minnesota Legislature concluded its 2018 regular session. During this session CEE collaborated with other organizations in support of policies to advance energy efficiency.



Most of this session’s energy initiatives were passed to Governor Dayton in a massive omnibus bill. But…

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Added by CEE on July 2, 2018 at 10:37am — No Comments

TEDx HPC Conference 2018

http://www.efficiencyfirstca.org/news/2018/06/19/tedx-hpc-conference-2018

Posted in Efficiency First CA by Debra Little

This year, the Home Performance Coalition hosted it's first annual TEDx event at its national conference in Philadelphia. The room was packed, the BYOB was flowing and the…

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Added by Debra Little on June 26, 2018 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Adding Value to Contractors’ Work in the Mortgage Market

 

Home Performance Coalition, with the Appraisal Institute, is working to increase demand for residential energy efficiency by ensuring that the improvements people make to their homes – largely completed by contractors – are accurately reflected in the value of the…

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Added by Home Performance Coalition on June 26, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Advancing Home Energy Labeling through Data Standardization

Making energy efficiency features visible at the time of home sale is a strategy with transformational potential. If homeowners know that the value of their home is increased by energy efficiency improvements, in the same way that it is enhanced by more visible amenities such as granite countertops, they will be much more likely to invest in those improvements.

HPC believes that providing real estate professionals and appraisers with high-quality information and data about a home’s…

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Added by Home Performance Coalition on June 14, 2018 at 11:22am — No Comments

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Ellen Tohn Makes the Case for Adding Health to the Home Equation

By Susan Valenti Corliss

In 2000, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), University of Tulsa and myself produced a conference on…

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Added by Bob Krell on June 7, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Home Energy Pros Forum Thriving

Home Energy Pros Forum has reached a milestone. We welcomed our 6,000th member to the premier online community for home performance pros! More than 430 new members have joined since the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) took over stewardship of the site on October 1, 2017. Home Energy…

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Added by Jim Gunshinan on June 13, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Partners in Energy: July application deadline for free energy-saving program

Xcel Energy is now accepting applications for the next cohort of communities to join Partners in Energy. The deadline for applications is July 13. In communities accepted to the program, a volunteer team of local residents, businesses, and stakeholders will identify a path forward to make…

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Added by CEE on June 8, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Heat, Job Security, and Right Living, by Terry Nordbye of Air Sealing Solutions

Heat is Where it’s At.

“There is a detectable difference between the past and the future only when there is the flow of heat. With no heat, the future behaves exactly like the past- there is no time.”

—Carlo Rovelli. Seven Brief Lessons in…
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Added by Home Energy Magazine on June 8, 2018 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Always Committed to Healthy Homes & IAQ!

June is National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM)! This month-long celebration offers an opportunity to learn more about housing and its impact on health, empowering families to protect themselves from hazards in their home. June’s outreach activities aim to greatly boost awareness and understanding of what federal and local resources are available to make a difference in the lives of all residents, regardless of where they live. Learn more and get involved! Visit the …

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Added by Home Performance Coalition on June 5, 2018 at 12:05pm — No Comments

The Real Heroes Of Home Performance

In all the discussions about how to best save energy and power the future, people sometimes forget that the clean energy system of tomorrow will be built not on spreadsheets or by some fancy computer modeling tool, but by hardworking crews in the field. These folks often don’t get enough credit for what…

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Added by Efficiency First California on June 5, 2018 at 11:34am — No Comments

HPC 2018 Spring State Outreach Highlights

Since the HPC National Conference in Philadelphia in April 2018 we have been following up with contractors and state allies in three critical areas:

Partnering with State Contractor Organizations:

  • Supporting Conrad Metcalfe and the Building Performance Contractors Association of New York State on implementation of practical, contractor friendly programs related to the Governor’s New Efficiency, New York White Paper
  • Supporting Ryan Miller and NC…
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Added by Home Performance Coalition on May 31, 2018 at 2:01pm — No Comments

How Cities Can Ensure Better Rentals for Everyone

By Alisa Petersen

While much of RMI’s research and analysis on home energy performance has focused on real estate transactions to stimulate the market for home energy upgrades, existing rental housing upgrades remain a critical yet unaddressed issue in reducing the overall footprint of the residential sector in a particular city and nationally—given that …

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Added by Kelly Vaughn on May 21, 2018 at 4:17pm — No Comments

House and Home: the New Pattern Language

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…

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Added by Chris Dorsi on May 16, 2018 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

CEE’s Megan Hoye highlighted among influential women in energy

Read the full blog post on cleanenergyresourceteams.org

During Women's History Month, Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) highlights influential women who work to advance Minnesota's clean energy industry. This year …

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Added by CEE on May 9, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Pearl’s CEO Receives the Industry’s Highest Award

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…

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Added by Pearl Home Certification on May 10, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

#HPC18 - The 2018 National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show In Review

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:

  • tested and learned about products
  • attended tracks and session on a…
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Added by Home Performance Coalition on May 10, 2018 at 8:33am — No Comments

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