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Added by Home Performance Coalition on March 14, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments
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
Caption: Average monthly energy bills are $14 at the Villas at Rocketts Landing, DOE's 2017, Housing Innovation Award Winner, thanks to a combination of solar power, tight construction, air sealing and innovation HVAC system placement and insulation.
Building scientists are a data-driven skeptical bunch. When…Continue
There is some debate among scholars over when humans first learned to control fire. A large body of evidence suggests people have been using it for around 600,000 years, but recent discoveries have pushed the date back to as far as 1 million years ago. Regardless of when exactly it started, there is no…Continue
Along with nine other organizations, HPC submitted this letter - "Moving New York Forward on Energy Efficiency in 2018"
The Goals: Harness the market for energy efficiency to create jobs while implementing Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) and his commitment to energy efficiency in the 2018 State of the State Address. Accelerate the achievement of the Mission Outcomes of NYSERDA’s Strategic Outlook (2018-2021): Toward a Clean Energy Future and…Continue
Chris Stratton and Wen Lee are a husband-and-wife team living in the Los Angeles area who are DIY converting their suburban house into an all-electric zero net energy home via superinsulation,…Continue
By now you have probably heard – as part of this year’s HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show in Philadelphia, we are hosting a federal lobby day in DC! We will leave the conference a day early, take a bus down to DC, and meet with key lawmakers to share your story and explain why sound energy efficiency policy matters.
We already have a few sessions on policy…Continue
Added by Home Performance Coalition on February 21, 2018 at 8:21am — No Comments
Building Tighter Homes with Gasketed Framing
If you follow our blog, you know that we talk quite a bit about building science. In fact, we wrote a primer on how builders can use building science to produce more durable, comfortable, and energy-efficient homes. We also share…Continue
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Thousands of energy models for newly constructed single family homes is a treasure trove of information if you’re like me and have a zealous obsession with cutting kilowatt-hours. As the utility company, we pay monetary incentives to builders that construct homes above an energy baseline, which in 2017 was a mixture of codes and measures from 2009 and 2015 IECC, with the overall goal of cutting peak demand and electricity consumption. The one overarching theme after reading through thousands…Continue
Added by Home Performance Coalition on January 31, 2018 at 9:36am — No Comments
Having a good way to measure efficiency is valuable to the home performance industry for many reasons. Easy to obtain, low cost, accurate savings data can be used to better educate consumers, close sales and help crews use their time more effectively when installing upgrades. Accurate data enables rebate…Continue
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...for the Linda Wigington Leadership Award
Added by Home Performance Coalition on January 24, 2018 at 9:40am — No Comments
Last fall, a group of Maryland contractors hit the Hill to meet with legislators and their staff. Our goal was simple – to educate lawmakers on what we do and why it matters, and explain what types of policies can help our businesses grow. One meeting we had turned out to be particularly…Continue
Added by Home Performance Coalition on January 24, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
When I woke up Saturday morning, the temperature outdoors was -40 degrees†. The wind chill was -100 degrees! It was just unbelievably, impossibly, inhumanly cold…Continue
I am always impressed with the work of Susan Shelton and the Shelton Group. So an email message with the subject line from her office, “Age, religion & environmental messaging: what works?” immediately caught my attention.
In an Eco Pulse special report, “United We Understand,” the Shelton Group digs into their research on how best to reach an audience about environmental concerns. An associate of Shelton, Lea Ann Head,…Continue
Added by Jim Gunshinan on January 12, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments
This year’s hurricane season is the most expensive on record, with $202.6 billion in damages according to Bloomberg. These storms across the Atlantic had devastating impacts on people’s lives and homes, on communities, and on infrastructure in the hardest-hit areas.
In fact, the damage…Continue
Added by Jim Gunshinan on January 11, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments
In a previous blog, The Latest Trend in Home Performance: Why You Should Be Concerned, I expressed some concerns about a recent trend in home performance of contractors focusing on the health…Continue