March 2018 Blog Posts (16)

5 Benefits of Home Remodelling

Home remodelling is not an inexpensive affair.  It is a costly, time-consuming and a complex affair. Still, home renovation is a significant activity. There are many advantages of remodelling your own space and thus, home remodelling can be an exciting task. Home renovation gives you the opportunity to express your individuality and artistic creativity.…

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Added by Alfie Davis on March 30, 2018 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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 multitude of color and hue-levels ranging from warm to daylight, people can lower…

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

How Can You Detect And Fix AC Refrigerant Leaks?

Are you fascinated by the way air conditioning units keep your home cool and refreshing despite the harsh, unforgiving heat of the summer? Well, you have refrigerants to thank for that. This gaseous or fluid compound is capable of absorbing heat from the environment. Without refrigerants, neither the evaporator nor the compressor of the AC unit would have the desired cooling effect. That’s why it’s so troublesome when your equipment springs a leak. Especially…

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Added by Sara Watson on March 28, 2018 at 2:04am — No Comments

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 technicians!

We’ve tried all the standard approaches for employment ads, with…

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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 Building Performance Journal on March 23, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

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 Leslie Jackson on March 23, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

A list of 7 important questions to ask potential Contractor's BEFORE hiring them!

A list of 7 important questions to ask a Contractor Before Hiring Them.

1) First and foremost when considering hiring any type of Contractor;

Are they licensed & insured?  Does their business Bond cover your particular jurisdiction/city/state, and is it current?  Checking for proper license & insurance requirements is something that should always be done prior to hiring a Contractor of any type, but is…

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Added by Jeremiah Doty on March 22, 2018 at 3:13pm — 1 Comment

PECO & CLEAResult to Host the 2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show in Philadelphia

March 21, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – Today we are proud to announce that PECO and CLEAResult will host the 2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, April 23-26, 2018. PECO and CLEAResult play important roles in the energy efficiency community and have demonstrated…

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Added by Building Performance Association on March 21, 2018 at 12:00pm — 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 announced a funding cap for the year 2018. The program implementers…

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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 Building Performance Association 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 intended to pay utility bills or weatherize older homes…

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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. Affordability is defined as spending no more than 30% of monthly household…

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

What is Wood Renewal?

When changing out cabinets or tearing out old kitchens, there are many calories burned in a remodel. From the arguments (i.e. discussion) about wood stain or cabinet build, and new flooring or tile…

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Added by Ryan T De La Rosa on March 1, 2018 at 7:11pm — No Comments

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

Chris Stratton and Wen Lee are a husband-and-wife…

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Added by Building Performance Journal on March 1, 2018 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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