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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

The Math on Solar Hot Water in Hawaii

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.

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Added by Blake Reid on April 30, 2018 at 5:42pm — No Comments

The Best Energy Source For Our Future

WE NEED TO TRANSITION TO CLEAN ENERGY

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…

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Added by Efficiency First California on May 1, 2018 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Highlights from the 2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference in Philadelphia

This year’s HPC National Home Performance Conference was a rich ground for learning, meeting old friends and new, and gathering good blog material!

The sessions I attended on Health and Housing were fantastic. It’s good to see the home performance community becoming more and more identified…

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Added by Jim Gunshinan on May 1, 2018 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment

Launch of the e21 Initiative Website

Read the original post at https://www.mncee.org/news/march-2018/launch-of-the-e21-initiative-website/

Minnesota’s e21 Initiative, coordinated by CEE and Great…

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Added by CEE on April 17, 2018 at 11:28am — No Comments

When Good Incentives Go Bad

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…

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Added by Efficiency First California on April 11, 2018 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

Look for Us and Win: Faces of EE!

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…

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Added by Home Performance Coalition on April 4, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Harness high-efficiency LEDs to create the perfect feel for any space

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…

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Added by CEE on March 29, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Finding Qualified Technicians is Easily the Single Biggest Challenge I've Faced in Operating a Small Business

What's the single biggest challenge I've faced in operating a company that specializes in Gas Piping, Air Duct Cleaning, and Ventilation?

Finding qualified…

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Added by Jeremiah Doty on March 24, 2018 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Rebuild Green Expo, Santa Rosa, CA Feb 23, 2018

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…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on March 23, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Advocacy Update: The State of California

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…

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Added by Efficiency First California on March 18, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Two Ways YOU Can Be A Face of EE

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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Added by Home Performance Coalition on March 14, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Don’t Repair, Replace! Bring Zero Energy Homes to Those Who Need them Most

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…

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Added by Bruce Sullivan on March 8, 2018 at 11:36am — 5 Comments

Solving Energy Poverty: Energy Efficient Homes for Those Who Need Them Most

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.…

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Added by Bruce Sullivan on March 8, 2018 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Permit me to Explain--by Chris Stratton and Wen Lee

Chris Stratton and Wen Lee…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on March 1, 2018 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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