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
Added by Efficiency First California on January 29, 2018 at 1:03am — No Comments
Undergoing a renovation in search of energy efficiency would chill some people to the bone. Not us, we were ready to plan and enact some changes on an outdated bathroom. Follow along and let us hear some of your tips and renovation stories in the comments.
Wether the implications are that of energy saving for the wealth of the planet, or like…Continue
HPC, formerly ACI, is excited to come back to Saragota Springs for 2 days of sessions, exhibits and networking. HPC brings together industry leaders, fellow weatherization professionals, home performance contracting businesses, program administrators, and others working in…Continue
Added by Home Performance Coalition on November 30, 2017 at 10:24am — No Comments
Prevention is the key to avoiding Carbon Monoxide hazards in the home. Each year thousands of people in the United States become ill or die from CO poisoning. Without full CO safety and combustion diagnostics, there is no way of…Continue
Added by Joe Konopacki on November 15, 2016 at 2:35pm — No Comments
Fall River, MA October 13, 2016
For two days – November 15th and 16th - Paul Raymer of Heyoka Solutions will be teaching a pilot of the BPI HHE course at the Fall River campus of…Continue
Added by Paul Raymer on October 20, 2016 at 1:21pm — No Comments
It all starts with a roof. You want to choose a roof that lasts long, improves your home’s efficiency and comfort and reduces the heat effect. Roofs are the biggest challenge for the heating and cooling system of any home. A poorly insulated roof will require more air conditioning in the summer and more heating in the winter. So while re-roofing a residence, it’s advised to do things as sustainably as possible. You can acquire construction roofing services of any contractor, but it’s good to…Continue
Added by Amber Vignieri on May 25, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Addison Homes won the Southern Home & Garden Bridge Award for Green Building for the third consecutive year.
Produced by the Home Builders Association of Greenville and the Sales & Marketing…Continue
First, let us set the scene. Elevate Energy and others have long recognized a specific challenge: When homeowners invest in improving the energy efficiency of their home and property, these measures are often…Continue
If the grid goes down (power company) will I lose power? My Aunt is on a ventilator. It goes down she dies. Your answer will be appreciated. Please be precise in your response.
This is a question for all in home patients. Who has the answer?
I understand the Solar Companies in Las Vegas were run out of town due to some laws that made a monopoly…Continue
Being environmentally conscious is important, but watching your personal health at the same time should go hand in hand. I often see people partaking in forms of environmental activism (public demonstrations, certain diets, abstaining from brands or products that harm the environment) without properly making an effort to take care of themselves in the process. Some of the things they sacrifice do provide things that are good for you, and when cutting out certain habits or…Continue
Added by Carlee Quintas on December 17, 2015 at 5:58pm — No Comments
Addison Homes made the Winter edition of “Upstate Under Construction,” a GSA Business feature that spotlights development across the Upstate South Carolina region.Continue
Added by Michelle Usher on December 16, 2015 at 6:03pm — No Comments
Sparky Doubled the Air Leakage in this Home
This is the home.
This is the hole that Sparky (electrician) "innocently" made to feed a wire to the light on the front porch of the High Performance Bungalow. I discovered it a day or two after our home performance diagnostics team, Carl Seville and Abe Kruger, of SK…Continue
It's quite impossible to survive during those chilly winter nights without a proper home heating system. After all, this is what keeps you comfortable during those days when the temperature takes a dip. Quite unfortunately, most of the home fires occur due to malfunctioning of the heating systems. At times, this also occurs due to a fire triggered by a heating system that hasn’t been maintained properly. This is why it's advisable to keep the home heating system in a sound condition, in…Continue
Added by SmithWatson on October 29, 2015 at 8:12am — No Comments
Addison Homes’ third Net Zero Energy Home project made the pages of GSA Business Journal's “Upstate Under Construction,” a quarterly feature on architecture, engineering and construction that spotlights economic expansion across the region. …Continue
Added by Michelle Usher on October 13, 2015 at 11:43am — No Comments
Addison Homes traveled to the EEBA Excellence in Building Conference & Expo in Denver this week to pick up the 2015 HOUSING INNOVATION AWARD from the U.S. Department of Energy. This award recognizes the…Continue
Building Science is Worthless...
Thousands of hours went in this construction detail. When we factor all the time spent by building science engineers, from all over the world,…Continue
I was called in to perform a last minute duct test for a modular home builder. He was all in a dither to have a duct test and a blower door test done on a Friday so that he could get his Certificate of Occupancy (CO) so the homeowner could move in the following Monday. He said that he’d just found out that he needed these tests. The building inspector asked for them at the last minute!
I was glad to do it partially because it’s good to have builders aware of what is going on…Continue