April 2019 Blog Posts (21)

Z-man's Blog: Ed Light, CSP, CIH & Paul Haas, CSP, CIH – Moisture & Mold; Practical Answers to Complex Questions

Iaqradio+ Episode 544

Ed Light, CSP, CIH & Paul Haas, CSP, CIH

Moisture & Mold; Practical Answers to Complex Questions

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Moisture and Mold; Practical Answers to Complex…

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Added by Joe Hughes on April 30, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Some convincible perks solar power is delivering to the businesses

We all know that businesses of every size and shape need the energy to accomplish their processes. And the energy solely costs them a whopping amount every month as the rates of electricity for commercial plants is a bit higher than the residential ones.

The only thing that is assisting businesses in coming up with the rising costs is solar power.

Solar energy is a renewable source of energy and is free to use. Yes, you heard that right. Using solar energy is absolutely free…

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Added by Future Solar WA on April 26, 2019 at 2:41am — No Comments

Joe C. Spurgeon, Ph.D. - Mold Inspection & Sampling : Is it time to rethink your approach?

Iaqradio+ Episode 543

Joe C. Spurgeon, Ph.D

Mold Inspection & Sampling: Is it time to rethink your approach?

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Assessing the Condition of Indoor Air Using…
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Added by Joe Hughes on April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Building Science In The Wild: A Marketing Opportunity

- By Jake Van Paepeghem, Energy Circle

A couple of days ago, on a rainy Monday here in Maine, my wife and I loaded up the car with two locally-made ciabattas and a box of ice cream sandwiches and headed North from our Portland area…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on April 24, 2019 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Happy Earth Day 2019!



We all need somebody to lean on. —Bill Withers. Singer-songwriter, 1938-1985

Happy Earth Day 2019! According to the…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on April 22, 2019 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Getting the Lead Out: Earth Day, 2019



We all need somebody to lean on. —Bill Withers. Singer-songwriter, 1938-1985

Happy Earth Day 2019! According to the…

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Added by Leslie Jackson on April 21, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Home Value Hot Potato – Whose Problem is It?

Are you a home seller, real estate agent, broker, builder, home improvement contractor, appraiser, or lender? Let’s start with the answer then: yours.

Everyone of these persons has some role to play in the home value hot potato game, where the potato is passed back and forth around the circle to ultimately land at the seller’s feet. If you own a home with high-performing, energy efficient features, that potato will usually land on your feet with a painful…

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Added by Pearl Certification on April 18, 2019 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

Focusing on Regions

one home, one community, one city at a time

Pearl has grown rapidly since our launch in the fall of 2017: we’re now certifying homes in 18 states across the U.S.  We’ll continue to expand this footprint in 2019, but we’ll be moving a bit more slowly and deliberately. This year, we’re giving special attention to a few carefully chosen regions, starting with Phoenix, Boston, Central New York, and Central…

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Added by Pearl Certification on April 18, 2019 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Eugene C. Cole, DrPH – Research to Practice: Water Damage, Sewage, Mold & Public Health

Iaqradio+ Episode 542

Eugene C. Cole, DrPH

Research to Practice: Water Damage, Sewage, Mold & Public Health

Z-Man’s…

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Added by Joe Hughes on April 18, 2019 at 2:45pm — No Comments

How to spur home energy upgrades? Persuasive assessment reports

In a world of 280-character tweets, people have limited attention spans. So to nudge them toward making energy efficiency upgrades, home assessment reports need to grab their attention in the first few pages, according to ACEEE …

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on April 18, 2019 at 10:49am — 1 Comment

Challenge Accepted #02: Marketing Healthy Home Services

For those readers who missed the first installation of “Challenge Accepted!,” here’s a quick introduction to Energy Circle’s latest…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on April 18, 2019 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

PEX Pipes: What You Need to Know

Cross-linked polyethylene or PEX pipe has many uses. It has several beneficial features including greater heat resistance and lasting strength and stability that makes it a popular material for many different plumbing projects. Here are a few questions that will help you learn more about the benefits of PEX pipes and how it can be used.

How…

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Added by Roy Terry on April 16, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

Jim Harris, Sr. – Cleaning, Success & Science

Iaqradio+ Episode 541

Jim Harris, Sr.

Chairman & Founder Concepts4 & Janitronics Co-founder & Chairman of CIRI

Cleaning, Success &…

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Added by Joe Hughes on April 11, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Local Services Ads, Part 2: The Honeymoon Is Over

About this time last year, we did a deep dive into the rollout of Google’s brand new paid search product, Local Services Ads (LSAs) and how it would affect the home performance and HVAC industries. After LSAs were available in enough major markets, we took a closer look at how they…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on April 10, 2019 at 3:23pm — No Comments

A Recap of the Largest National Conference in our History - HPC19 is in the Books!

We wrapped up the 2019 National Conference & Trade Show on April 4, 2019, after four full days of workshops, sessions, events, and networking! As many of you have heard, we broke the record for the number of attendees at this year’s event –…

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Added by Jim Gunshinan on April 10, 2019 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Wednesday - Live from Chicago

Wednesday was another rich day of inspiration and connection. My brain is nearly full. When you read this, I will likely be on the plane flying from Chicago back to Oakland; where I will have some time to digest it all. There are more sessions this morning though if you are staying on at the conference. And still lots to see and do in Chicago if you are…

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Added by Jim Gunshinan on April 4, 2019 at 1:00am — No Comments

Rachel Adams, PhD – Moisture Measurement and Mold

Iaqradio+ Episode 540

Rachel Adams, PhD  - Research Scientist at UC Berkeley

Moisture Measurement and Mold…

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Added by Joe Hughes on April 3, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

HVAC Tune Up Checklist: What Does It Consist of?

Getting your HVAC unit tuned up is important to experience better performance. You should properly maintain your HVAC unit to enjoy the pollution-free warm or cool air. Many people do not think about tuning up their HVAC unit until it fails to work properly. A well-maintained HVAC unit lasts longer. Therefore, you should consider scheduling regular…

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Added by John White on April 3, 2019 at 2:41am — 1 Comment

Building Performance Association—Live from Chicago

Check out that title! Monday, we were HPC, Tuesday we are a new association made up of three organizations, HPC, Home Energy, and Efficiency First, called the Building Performance Association. It’s been a change a long time coming, but seems like it’s happening all at once. All of these organizations share a commitment to the same goals and values, and…

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Added by Jim Gunshinan on April 3, 2019 at 1:00am — No Comments

HPC National—Live from Chicago

It’s always a challenge at the HPC national to take in as much as possible until my brain tells me “I’m full”. All these great topics, presenters and attendees is an embarrassment of riches.

So here are a couple of personal highlights. Hope it gives you a taste of what happened in Chicago yesterday.

  • Terry Nordbye actually sang the praises…
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Added by Jim Gunshinan on April 2, 2019 at 1:00am — No Comments

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