Scholarship Opportunity: Do you know a young building professional or current student interested in high performance homes and sustainable building? Apply by Nov. 15th to NAHB's Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship for the 2020 International Builders’ Show®. This opportunity provides exposure for students and recent graduates to the world of high performance homes and helps them make the connections to jumpstart their…Continue
Added by Anna Stern on November 12, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Growing up, whenever guests were expected for dinner or a long weekend visit, my mother would spend lots of time and energy aggressively cleaning and arranging all the “key” rooms in the house: the dining room, the living room, the guest room. We would say to her, “Why do you invite people over so much when it’s so much hard work to prepare?” She would respond, “I don’t clean because…Continue
Added by Emily Ambrose on October 30, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments
Attend Online--Earn CEUs!
The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council’s (MIAQC) IAQ & Energy 2019 Conference takes place on Oct 31 – Nov 1 in Portland, ME. There’s still time to register to attend either in-person or online and save!…Continue
Added by Bob Krell on October 26, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments
–By Jake Van Paepeghem, Energy Circle
If you’ve followed the news coming out of Northern California this month, you probably already know that…Continue
Added by Emily Ambrose on October 23, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Applications for the Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship are due by Saturday, November 30, 2019. The scholarship was created to honor BPI Technical Relations Representative, Jon Siemen, who passed away in March of 2015. Throughout his career, Jon was involved in various weatherization programs and was passionate about helping people through his work. The scholarship honors Jon's life, memory, and work by helping individuals in the industry who are…Continue
Added by Building Performance Institute on October 17, 2019 at 9:45am — No Comments
Added by Building Performance Association on October 17, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments
The real world isn't an easy place to be idealistic about hot water systems and what could be. Many compromises are made in cost, quality, expectation and education. Money and ego play a part as well. We'd like to daydream out loud for a bit and share some 'what could be's" and 'only if's" as they relate to hot…Continue
Ellen Tohn was a keynote presenter at the IAQ & Energy 2018…Continue
Added by Bob Krell on October 14, 2019 at 3:33pm — No Comments
As a homeowner, in the fall you should prep for the approaching winter months to prevent costly damage to your property from the cold weather. That way, you can have peace of mind and get cozy in knowing that your home and property are properly secured and ready for winter.
Be a step ahead in preparing your…Continue
For home energy efficiency professionals, the Home Energy Audit and HERS rating can open the door to opportunities. The full audit can show your client where they need improvements. And then you can provide the services or refer them to the appropriate contractor.
The professional home audit is the "go-to" for homes that are being bought or…Continue
Since 1984, Home Energy Magazine has published “all the energy news that’s fit to print”. The publication, along with the Home Energy Pros Forum, has recently been acquired by the Building Performance Association, but our common mission remains the same—to educate, inspire, and support the home performance community by helping them build and retrofit homes to be energy efficient, healthy to live in, affordable, and last but not least, comfortable.
We have always…Continue
Added by Jim Gunshinan on October 3, 2019 at 2:36pm — No Comments
A Special Offer for the Indoor Environmental & Building Performance Industry’s ONLY Live In-person/Online Event! The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council (MIAQC) has again partnered with Healthy Indoors Magazine to live-stream multiple sessions from MIAQC’s Annual Conference.–the ONLY hybrid In-Person/Online event in the…Continue
The world wide web is a wonderful thing, but there’s a lot of swill out there. It helps to have a few go-to sources of good, reliable, accurate, and useful information and insights. By our estimation, for professionals in the home performance, solar, or HVAC industry, the following blogs are some of the very best. In no particular order:Continue
Added by Emily Ambrose on September 26, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments
The Building Performance Association (BPA) is excited to extend their offer and invite you to become a Founding Member of the new association. This title will be carried with you through your…Continue
Added by Building Performance Association on September 26, 2019 at 10:07am — No Comments
Finding drainage problems and fixing them when they are small will help you save plenty of money and headaches down the line. Indications of poor drainage include mold and mildew, wood rotting, structural weakening, and foul-smelling odors. Professional home inspection companies can help you detect several hidden structural and functional issues in your home.…Continue
Added by Matt Worthy on September 26, 2019 at 8:32am — No Comments
- by Jake VP, Energy Circle Content Writer
The issue with compiling high quality, original, story-telling photos is usually more about the ”how” then the “where” or the “when.” When you run a solar, home performance, or HVAC business…Continue
Added by Emily Ambrose on September 20, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments
You may understand the significance of inspecting the foundation or maintaining the landscape, but what about your gutters? People usually avoid inspecting or cleaning their clogged gutters because they consider it a messy, slippery, or risky work climbing up and down.
Clogged gutters may appear as a minor problem, but…Continue
During a hot summer your home may be at the risk for a series of potential home disasters. Routine home maintenance and addressing problems in a timely manner is the key to preventing hefty repair bills. You should also consider getting a home maintenance inspection to find out what you can do to avoid potential issue before they become costly repairs.…Continue
Added by Matt Worthy on September 13, 2019 at 6:32am — No Comments