Sean Armstrong is the Managing Principal of Redwood Energy, one of the nation’s leading ZNE design firms and an Efficiency First California board member. His argument for electrification is based on his extensive experience in multifamily housing.
The conventional wisdom is that when it comes to home heating, gas is cheap. So why is the trend toward building all-electric homes accelerating?
It turns out…Continue
Added by Efficiency First California on August 10, 2018 at 1:50am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Efficiency First California on June 5, 2018 at 11:34am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Efficiency First California on May 1, 2018 at 3:59pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Efficiency First California on March 18, 2018 at 9:30pm — 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
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 Not us, we were ready to plan and enact some changes on an outdated bathroom.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